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Month: October 2015

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by: Zone 9

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Shuts Down Science Department

Names venerating 73 botanists are inscribed in the frieze and below the windows of BBG’s landmarked Laboratory Admin building, built...
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Gardener’s Guide to the National Mall

Here’s a blog post I wrote for two general-interest blogs, in which I review a fabulous new way to see...
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by: Paul Schneider

Wildflowers—learning to settle

I’ll settle for this, courtesy of Shutterstock. A Facebook post from Rant partner Allen Bush got me thinking about wildflowers—not...
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by: Grace Nation

Got to Scrape the Shit Right Off Your Shoes

It was cold in Louisville last week with morning lows near zero and daytime temperatures struggling to reach the 20s....
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by: T Deger

Gratitude in the Eye of this Storm

This week I’m in a flurry — finalizing talks, sending off handouts and invoices, and making the last travel arrangements...
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Please Call them Vegetables–and a Giveaway!

  It started with the pigweed that came up in the rose pot on the edge of my terrace. I...
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by: Claire Jones

Snow Challenged Chickens

We love to think of chickens frolicking in open pastures, living the “sustainable” life by chasing bugs and laying big,...
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All maples are not created equal—especially when they’re on a $20 bill

As a gardener who has suffered under the shade and roots of three (3) Norway maples planted inextricably in the...
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by: Laura

An Anti-Valentine to the Lawn

For Valentine's Day, Timber Books has invited some bloggers to write anti-valentines to lawns, to help spread the word about...
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by: Grace Nation

Do Trees Have Rights?

Let us consider the non-mobile, those who live at a slower speed than humans, those who conduct many “activities of...
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