This afternoon, I walked past the opening bloom of a plant known by botanists as Datura, also known by the common name of loco weed. The spiral at the core of its unfolding petals reminded me of the special hallucinogenic properties found throughout the plant,
Green beans are so easy to grow. A $5 packet of seeds grows as many green beans as a person might reasonably want to eat for a season. If we let a few of those green beans stay on the plant until they’re brown and
I haven’t seen one single adult monarch butterfly this year. They used to be common. I remember walking through fields containing many monarchs at once.