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Month: June 2016

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by: Aurora Toennisson

Blast From the Past: Botanical Cocktail Ingredients, 1858 Style

Imagine my excitement when this came into our bookstore. The full title of the book is Fermented Liquors: a Treatise...
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by: Aurora Toennisson

Lawn-Mowing as a Patriotic Act

Google “lawn mower guy” and you’ll find dozens of stories about Chris Cox, shown here mowing around the Lincoln Memorial. ...
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by: Ruth Rogers Clausen

Curry Please

I really enjoyed my visit to Cornell Plantations this week, particularly the herb garden, which was still looking good after...
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A Tree? For Me? Oh, You Shouldn’t Have!

The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the City of San Francisco is working through a process of notifying residents...
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Plant Ideas Needed for Biodiverse Lawn

Biodiverse Lawn by Lawn  Reform Coalition Member Tom Christopher Like other members of the Lawn Reform Coalition, I believe that...
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by: Gary J

State Fair in the Big City

Sloppy Joe-eating contest. Photo credit DC State Fair. The DC State Fair, now in its 7th year, calls itself a “free showcase...
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by: chris

Lots of Gardening at the Green Festival

It’s Green Festival time in DC (and for LA and SF) and I stopped by to see what’s going on...
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Want your kids to play outside? Rip out the lawn!

Pam’s kids loved their lawnless front yard. Guest Rant by Pam Penick Lawns are for kids, right? After all, they...
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by: Colin Seymour UK

Peach Patrol

Behold a tree that is embroiled in more controversy,  pawed over more regularly, and assaulted by more attention, admiration, disgust,...
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Weeding Meadows and Neil Diboll on CBS

“CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Steve Hartman confesses his addiction to weeding after Neil Diboll helped him create a meadow. Here’s...
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