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Plants Maps – Now With Maps!

A few months ago, I asked the rhetorical question, What kind of Plants Map has no map? I was referring to a web site called Plants Map, which is aspiring to serve as a kind of social media network for gardeners. It’s a great idea,

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What Kind Of Plants Map Has No Map?

Update: Plants Map has now added mapping to its web site, and it makes a huge change. The site, which is really a budding social network for gardeners, suddenly makes a great deal of sense. I’m making my account active, and I’m hoping to see

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Fern Fiddlehead Friday

It once was lawn where these ferns used to grow, but now, in the lee of a row of stacked firewood, there is permission for a higher kind of leaf. Every year, the size of the patch expands, as these ferns don’t just blow in

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Five Plants To Lose Time By

Japanese maple for the light filtering through the overlapping leaves Tall grass for the separation between the leaves and the seed heads Mint for its mist of pollinators Catalpa for the absurdly large beanness of it Apple for the deer it brings

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Japanese Beetle Bug Traps: Is there a Catch?

While some nature lovers among us may declare that Japanese beetles are a part of nature and should be permitted to chomp away at the greenery, I don’t find myself among that set. For one thing, if we want to extend that line of thinking,

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The Plants In Your Life

The health of my own foxgloves is currently in question, as they have suddenly withered, right after flowering, leaves and flowers alike turning a crispy brown in the middle of rainy weather.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?