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October (Page 2)

Month: October 2015

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by: TomiKM

Sex Talk at the US Botanic Garden

I returned last week to the U.S. Botanic Garden for another lesson in plant morphology, but this one was a...
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Who’s more controversial – Michelle Rhee or Scotts Miracle-Gro?

To most of the media, it’s the famous education reformer Michelle Rhee, ex-DC Schools Chancellor, who’s controversial, unpopular, even reviled...
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by: Kate Kruesi

The Winnowing

Plants I’ll be repeating through my dry meadow area: assorted bearded iris, moody dark meadow sage (Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’), and...
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by: Thomas

The Drunken Botanist Tour, and You Should Totally Grow These

Okay!  A few more tour dates for you. See you out there?  Go here if you want to see everything...
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by: Becky Robert

Why I can’t get too excited about the White House vegetable garden

A Lake Erie beach. It would be nice if someday people could swim here. Of course, it’s very good that...
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by: Astrid Bowlby

Bug Hunting

A couple of weeks ago I attended a fascinating lecture by Dr. Daniel Duran of Drexel University. He was making...
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by: Terry Golson

Death Valley Days and the Discovery of Two New Plant Species

I had a fitful first day in Death Valley a few weeks ago. I felt like an apprehensive Spencer Tracy...
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by: Denise

They Tell Me Spring Will Come…

It's blizzarding today.  It's beautiful, but it's late winter.  I'm ready to stop shovelling snow and to start eating the...
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by: Sid Raisch

So Visit a Garden Already!

Wherever you live, this mini-rant is for you. The DC Gardens crowd-sourcing campaign to promote gardening and public gardens is...
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by: Mary Apodaca

Low-Hanging Fruit, Part Two

Back in April I reported on the surprising blooms on a pair of semi-dwarf apple trees I’d given up for...
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