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Buffalo Garden Book Give-Away and My Best Buffalo Shots

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  Mary Oliver is my comfort this gray winter. I have been reading and rereading her poem “Rice”since her death last month. I don't want you...

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Many people I know find all kinds of reasons not to feed birds in winter. The most common are: The food attracts rats. Indeed,...

Smart Lawns

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I’m a Landscape Architecture Student!

I may have mentioned that I've gone back to college, taking classes at the University of Maryland campus near me, tuition-free. I got my feet...

How Do You Cut Down a Family Tree?

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Bravo’s “Backyard Envy”

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Don’t worry; buy orchids

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Paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago now Online

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It’s Bloom Day

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