Just a few words more on funding

Before my local cultural funding controversy—which included money for our historic botanical gardens—dies away (big fuss made, funding restored, end of story one hopes), I am sharing some further thoughts on this ...

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Meadow Day in Maryland

Meadows are HOT these days, thanks to anti-lawn sentiments, concern for pollinators, and some smart designers and plant researchers.  I encountered all of the above one day last month. University of Maryland ...

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Death Enhances a Garden

Death plays a significant role in my garden, and in so many ways, it makes the garden more interesting. Death provides comfort. I don’t routinely snip or snap off dead flower heads, ...

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Hot Topics on Other Blogs

I love finding blog posts somewhere ELSE that take on controversial topics, and lately I've seen some doozies. Here are three, and keep sending me links, everyone! That professorial yet bold stirrer-of-the-pot, ...

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Dilemma: Finding a Nonprofit you can Trust

Issues related to money and nonprofit organizations are popping up all over the place – whether it's politicizing their grant-making or taking money from unsavory corporations.  In that latter category and receiving ...

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