Sunflower sutra

There is a climactic scene in the charming if strange independent movie Elvis & Anabelle. The lead male character, Elvis, a budding mortician, is about to commit suicide when he notices out ...

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The secret light of plants

Welcome to the groovy world of glow-in-the-dark plants. They’re not much more than a novelty now, but a company called Bioglow has been developing plants that produce their own ambient light since ...

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Love Downton, but Where are the Gardens?

Guest Rant by Layanee DeMerchant I confess; I’m caught up in the romance and intrigue of the PBS series, “Downton Abbey.” I’m enjoying the fashion, the opulence and the stunning backdrop of ...

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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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Pinterest tells us what you like

Hey, bloggers among you, have you ever checked to see which of the photos you’ve published are pinned to readers’ Pinterest boards?  It’s kinda fun, and here’s how.  For this blog I ...

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Perennially Yours: Steve Still

A young Steve Still works a push hoe on the 80 acre family farm in Carlinville, Illinois. Steve sold his vegetables in town. Garden Rant contributor Bob Hill came to my 60th ...

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