Ask Your Budtender First

  All photos via Shutterstock I went to a legal pot dispensary in Denver this summer. Marijuana, you’ve no doubt heard, is a hot commodity in Colorado. The dispensary reminded me of ...

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Just a few words more on funding

Before my local cultural funding controversy—which included money for our historic botanical gardens—dies away (big fuss made, funding restored, end of story one hopes), I am sharing some further thoughts on this ...

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I hate being a gardening know-it-all

These tulips on the right bloomed early because they are the Praestans Shogun species, not because I fertilized them a lot. And the funny thing is that I’m really not. I’m not ...

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Dying on the Vine? Part I

  2015 Baltimore Perennial Plant Association (PPA) symposium. (L-R): Ed Snodgrass, Mary Vaananen, Georg Uebelhart, Allen Bush and Mary Anne Thornton.   This is the first of a two-part series on the ...

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Just the facts

Everything will come up roses. Alternative facts, that is. If there is any group of people that has learned to accept unpleasant realities—often brought on by natural forces—that group is gardeners. So ...

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