Trends I won’t be following this season

This is what’s trending in the house right now: Erlicheer tazettas from Old House Gardens At this time of year, the inboxes of garden writers (and editors of any genre) are flooded ...

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The Highways BEE Act: Politics as Usual

Sigh.  So here's a perfectly smart and sensible bill that's going nowhere. Has anyone been following the Highways BEE Act?  It is a revenue-neutral bill (should actually save money) that directs the ...

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Please Take Care of My Bird

Female rufous hummingbird on hummingbird mint (Agastache rupestris ‘Acapulco Orange’) in my Boise garden My garden right now is a sensory feast. This morning, I cut the peppermint back from the path and ...

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In CA it’s always about the water

California is surely not the only part of the U.S. where water shortages are an issue, but the distribution of water there is historically controversial with a lengthy and diverse oeuvre of ...

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In Defense of the Undefensible

Beauty and the Beast: Michelle Beuerlein and the common hackberry in Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Today’s Guest Rant by Scott Beuerlein shines a bright light on a maligned tree. ...

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The Story Ends Well For Heronswood

Heronswood, the revered botanical garden created in Kingston, Washington by plant collector Dan Hinkley and his partner, architect Robert Jones, as an adjunct to the nursery they founded in 1987, was put ...

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Canada, o Canada

This is part 1 of my garden-related thoughts on Inauguration Day. The view from Linda’s deck, for crissakes. If, like millions, you’ve been pining for Trudeau-led Canada, picture this. It’s my friend ...

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