Batman and Poison Ivy’s Leaves

The weeds and botanical inaccuracies have also entered the world of comics. In 1966, Batman had a new nemesis, Poison Ivy, a botanist turned bad. (Brilliant!, says the botanist and author of ...

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What I want in 2014

  It would be nice to see these again. Pardon the delay in my 2014 wish list. Here it is with one caveat—it’s really more of an impossible dream list. No more ...

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Who will buy my lawnless garden?

Breaking news – to anyone who knows me and assumed I’d never, ever leave my garden – I’m selling it and the house it surrounds.  Time to move on. Selling the Complicated ...

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Grafted Tomato Update

Throughout the summer I've been reporting on the grafted tomatoes, called Mighty Matos, that Log House Plants sent me to try out.  Go here to see the earlier posts. As I've said ...

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Yard gard

And now for something completely different. Here’s a guest post from Catherine Berlin, a Buffalo attorney who now lives in Sweden and writes on style for the magazine I edit, Buffalo Spree.—Elizabeth ...

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The Parklet Craze

Image by San Francisco Planning Department. This year’s international Park(ing) Day falls on September 19, a mere two weeks from now. On that day, individuals, groups, and businesses in cities around the ...

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