The Gardener's Apprentice

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

September 2, 2014
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Busman’s Holiday

What do gardeners do on vacation? Visit gardens, of course, or, if we have places to do so, garden in our vacation spaces. Ever the horticultural glutton, I do both. My sister and I own a summer cottage on nine … Continue reading