Plants

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A quick follow up on the pocket gardens that I posted about in Dec. ...you can get them at Branch (in the USA) -- and...

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It's good to be back home and getting back to a normal schedule.  I spent a day and a half right after New Year's at...

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I wish you all a Happy New Year!  May you receive kisses tonight that are as beautiful and charming and long lasting as this 'kissing...

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Oemleria cerasiformis native plant from Canada
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In response to my request for suggestions for native plants from you my dear readers, I received this lovely suggestion from Christian Bernard in Vancouver. ...

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Genetic Engineering to turn annuals plants into perennials. Arabidopsis thaliana
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I am absolutely fascinated by an article I recently read on Landscapeonline.com about research to make annuals become perennials. Researchers have found that only 2 genes,...

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Growing Cassoulet beans image by Buster&Bubby
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I am planning my Christmas dinner.  I happen to have  a duck in the freezer and since this Christmas will be a small affair of...

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how to grow stronger paperwhites
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Cornell University's Flowerbulb Research Program has demonstrated that the addition of gin (or any other hard alcohol, including rubbing alcohol) will help you grow better paperwhites....

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I have to admit...after the fun I had with my presidential candidates inspired native plants I am struggling to continue the series.  I love it,...

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I recently read an article in a local magazine about a problem that I have myself.  What to do with all the pots?   I have...

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I read this morning that Pantone, the "global authority on color," has selected Mimosa as the color of the year for 2009.  What color is...

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Craig at Ellis Hollow just made the most interesting posting that I think you hotel owners/ developers and property managers that (hopefully) read this blog...

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I am guest blogging this week at Design Mom, who is based in NYC. So with 'Design Mom' and 'mom's who are interested in design'...

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Horse Tail, while native to almost every US state, is, for nostalgic reasons, my Montana pick. As kids, my sister, cousins, and I spent a...

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It's Freaky Friday and I thought I might see what witches would plant in their gardens. It is actually quite pretty. Clary Sage, White-seeded Poppy,...

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I find Barack Obama to be dominant, ambitious, and outgoing. The Koa Acacia was once the same in Hawaii. Historically used for canoe making, it's...

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....and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and...

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Lets see, what do we know about Joe the Politician.... he is widely praised for his confidence and outgoing style....natives that come to mind are...

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Like the senator, the ribs or inward fiber of this singular plant are quite hard and tough and it can store enough resources to live...

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I can't begin to think about Alaska without my mind going to our current presidential race. So I'm taking Sarah as inspiration for other Alaska...

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There are too many choices in the plant world, and it is so easy to loose focus which is why limiting your color theme always...

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I love Callicarpa-- I first discovered it used in a wreath that I bought many years ago. The berries are so beautiful, I thought they...

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