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March 20, 2017
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Umbrellas and Bees

Plant taxonomists are the scientists who make it their business to classify the world’s flora according to common characteristics.  In the last thirty years or so, DNA has become a major player in this effort.  Now plants that dirt gardeners, … Continue reading

March 21, 2016
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Rise of the Coneheads

Last week I participated in an annual ritual of spring that involved a lengthy pilgrimage, followed by acts of homage at impressive shrines in the company of hundreds of other pilgrims. At the end of my journey, I returned home … Continue reading

July 22, 2013
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Night Flyers

NIGHT FLYERS             You may have been too distracted by heat waves, summer chores or garden watering to notice, but National Moth Week is upon us.  The celebration, a New Jersey-based initiative, takes place this year from July twentieth through … Continue reading

September 10, 2012
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Ornamental Oregano

ORNAMENTAL OREGANO             I am always looking for non-fussy ground covers that stomp weeds and look good doing it.  On a garden center run a few years ago I happened upon ornamental oregano, something I had read about but never … Continue reading