Stick to gardening

Bulb forcing provides bright color and warm scent when it’s most needed. Life is messy. I think we can all agree. You’d like to keep all the separate activities—professional life, family, hobbies, ...

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Bringing the green—or not so much?

Trees courtesy of shutterstock You might not know we reelected a president last week from reading this site. We try to stick to gardening politics. But presidents do have an effect on ...

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Cats in the Garden – Solutions Only

Cat-loving readers will no doubt remember our recent dust-up over the issue of cats in the garden.  That post was prompted by a cat-in-garden photo illustrating a magazine piece about wildlife-friendly gardens ...

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In defense of garden cats

Cat photo courtesy of Shutterstock As a gardening veterinarian, I feel obligated to defend our feline friends against the recent onslaught of poor publicity directed towards them.  I’m referring of course, to ...

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Gas and land

East Pond, at Gateway National Refuge Area. Photo courtesy of NPS. U.S. athletes triumphed during the recent Olympiad—loved watching it! I wish I could say the same about our triumphant leadership in ...

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