Give Seeds A Chance

I think of my vegetable garden as one big science experiment of the kind that I was not allowed to do at home when I was ten, on account of the colossal ...

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Stop the Madness!

Let us review the brief and troubled history of the Modern Cocktail.  It began in the early nineties, when youngsters realized that a Martini was a nice thing to order in a ...

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PlantPOP Wants to Film your Story

From left, filmmaker Leon Guanzon, “art director” Art Parkerson, outside producer Brie Arthur, previous and current producers Christina Keeling and Laura Christian, and Stephen Farris (the brother-in-law). In a recent post I ...

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Tombstone as Landscape Feature

Continuing our theme of burial sites, there’s one in a small Alabama town that’s making national news. Patty Davis knew just where she wanted to be buried – just off his front ...

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I think that I shall never see

We use an online form to request trees from the varieties offered, but this one is sort of faked; these addresses really do not need trees. But you have to give an ...

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Dying on the Vine? Part II

Road trip to Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery and quite a Gingko. Guest Rant by Scott Beuerlein, who insists the end is not nigh. Gardeners join together. One of my very favorite quotes ...

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They Tell Me Spring Will Come…

It's blizzarding today.  It's beautiful, but it's late winter.  I'm ready to stop shovelling snow and to start eating the mache in my garden that germinated last fall but is now hidden ...

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