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First Comic Film was about Gardening

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Spiders and snakes and coyotes, oh my!

Facebook has its negatives, but does offer insights. Without running a formal poll complete with statistical analysis, you get a feel for the general...

Butterfly Meadows and a Recycled Resource

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Easy Rain Gardens, Walk-in Tomato Cages and More from a Baltimore Master Gardener

My post about a recent tour of Baltimore gardens omitted one because it was SO interesting, I wanted to go back and talk to the...

Even the weeds are better

Whether or not you prefer British garden writing or the Stateside variety (I just like good writing wherever it originates), you have to admit...

Right Plant, Right Place in the Junque Garden

The flowers – annuals and perennials and a few that hadn’t yet made up their minds which way to go – were stuck in...

Deer-Driven Container Re-Do

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Not paradise, but it’s not supposed to be: Eden Project

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A Desperate Grasp at Redemption From One Struck Down by the Wrath of Marianne...

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Lotus Festival for ‘Grammers and Regular Photographers

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The Okra Illuminati

Let me introduce Van Eugene Gatewood Ham, a native of Greenville, Mississippi, with a soft spot for okra. Gene Ham visits Central Kentucky every Thanksgiving...

Good News from DC – it’s Tops in Green Roofs!

Did you know that Washington, D.C., with 1.2 million square feet of green roofs as of 2014, won bragging rights as the greenest U.S....
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Real vs. Synthetic Turf

A reader of Susan Harris’ recent post about the display of Synlawn synthetic grass at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. asked about...

What to Plant Along Sidewalks and Edges of Borders?

Readers, this post is a nakedly self-serving attempt to get free garden design advice. To wit: what are good plants along high-traffic and high-visibility...
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