Who Will See the Canopy for the Trees?

  Louisville, Kentucky is on Fodor’s 2015 travel “Go List.”  Forget about Antarctica and Iceland. You want a hot spot? My hometown is unquestionably the hot spot among the top 25 travel ...

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Green for President

Occupy Big Food rally in New York City We’ve always said here that gardening is political, a way of opting out of a culture that pushes us to live lives powered entirely ...

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In defense of garden cats

Cat photo courtesy of Shutterstock As a gardening veterinarian, I feel obligated to defend our feline friends against the recent onslaught of poor publicity directed towards them.  I’m referring of course, to ...

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The White House Grounds are Greening

Now I'm as happy as the next gardener about all the kitchen-garden news coming out of the White House this year.  Mrs. O's laser-like focus on healthy eating is right-on – nothing's ...

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Urban prairie envy

I’m not the owner of this house, nor am I the designer of the pictured front yard, but I do admire  the knowledge,  commitment and creativity of whoever made this garden. I ...

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My Favorite Flower Show

  Celesta McComas at the Salvisa, Kentucky post office We got tipped-off about Celesta McComas’s flower show last year at Thanksgiving dinner. My wife Rose told Bobbie Ann Mason that we lived, ...

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Plants with (Those) Benefits

by Helen Yoest, author of Plants with Benefits The last two things a woman puts on before meeting her date for dinner is a touch of perfume and a smile. We want ...

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From sh*t to soil in Haiti

Two young American women helping the poorest of the poor in Haiti turn human waste into fertilizer?  Very cool, even inspiring.  Their project is called SOIL (for Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods – ...

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