The Smiling Faces of Spring

Rosa ‘The Mermaid’ twinkling and smiling at passersby from my garden fence SPRING!!! I am traveling to Brooklyn to do some garden business, and to see what spring looks like after a ...

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How about some weird wildflower seeds?

CONTEST CLOSED!!!!! Image courtesy of Shutterstock Before Christmas, my husband and I had dinner with the wildflower queen herself, Miriam Goldberger, and her husband Paul Jenkins. We see them once or twice ...

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The Redventure Romp Cocktail

  Many thanks to Beth Evans-Ramos at Mama Knows Her Cocktails for letting us share this bit of deliciousness. Cheers!   My Redventure celery is finally red and ready! I cut my first batch ...

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Mad May: No Fury

Shutterstock photo My excitement for wild plants is as far afield from Mad Max: Fury Road as you can imagine. My best botanizing adventures, by comparison, would be more like an open-air ...

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How to Teach a Town to Garden – Ideas, Please!

Fabulous plant-filled border, small lawn. The Mission To turn my mostly-lawn community of 1,600 townhouses, some with incredibly large yards, into a place with gardens that benefit the environment and humans, too.   ...

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