The Winnowing

Plants I’ll be repeating through my dry meadow area: assorted bearded iris, moody dark meadow sage (Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’), and bright red penstemon (P. cardinalis). Because I moved across the country and ...

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The Power of Naming

In my last column, I admitted I prefer my own garden to Garden Shows, though it does depend on how far under the snow my garden is buried at the time the ...

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One size fits all?

Both images courtesy of Shutterstock (Image at right is St. Paul, not St. Cloud, closest I could get) What do St. Cloud, Minnesota and Westerly, Rhode Island have in common? Westerly is ...

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Peach and Bourbon Wonderfulness

This is the latest in a series I'm writing for the North Coast Journal loosely based on my next book, The Drunken Botanist, due out in 2013.  Read earlier cocktail-ish posts here. ...

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The Grafted Tomato Test Continues

As I reported last month, I'm testing a few varieties of grated tomatoes from Log House Plants. I'm very excited about the possibility of Super Yields!  Stronger!  Faster!  Fights Off Disease and ...

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