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Pet Plants

Do we really need to obsessively feed and water our small gardens, or can we find the equivalent of sequoiahs for our back yards? […]

Which Petunia Has The Fancy Dress?

Can you tell which one is the Fancy Dress petunia, and tell me why it’s important to have that flower in the garden instead of the other two? […]

Eat the View Update

It looks like the people behind Eat The View have a long way to go before the Obama Administration will begin to recognize and implement its important ideas on the reintegration of food into the everyday American landscape. […]

Thoughts of Milpaculture

As long as there is a high human population on earth, natural ecosystems will give way to human-constructed environments. The fair question, as long as we’ve got a high population, is which human-constructed environments are the most ecologically friendly. […]

A Violent Night For Crocus

Deer tend to get the blame for eating plants like this, but I’m more inclined to blame the rabbits, woodchucks, or the squirrels – something with an eye close to the ground, and a brain that can’t remember that it’s the autumn crocus that has flavorful saffron for a pollen. […]