Natives – A Moving Target?

Will the wild orchids in my woods survive the changes of the next half century?   There was a certain irony in the timing, given America’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.  ...

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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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Planting for the cause

Many of you have heard that 2017’s “Perennial Plant of the Year” is Asclepias tuberosa/butterfly weed. It’s not a surprising choice—attention to attracting and supporting pollinators, especially butterflies, especially monarchs, has been ...

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Garden show-offs and lawn proselytizing at a DC museum

                                                                           From the exhibition website Here’s one item not on the agenda for this month’s Garden Blogger’s Fling in Washington, DC, but I don’t plan to miss it: “Cultivating America’s Gardens,” at ...

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Saving Spiders

Short of learning to teleport them, this is my favorite method of moving spiders from indoors to outdoors. Last year, I was organizing my new home and found myself in the bathroom ...

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