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Coreopsis a star reborn in the summer garden

It goes by the unglamorous common name of Tickseed. The botanical Coreopsis sounds much more appealing but, in fact, just glosses over a hard reality. This fancier name comes from the Greek  1,415 more words

Garden Ideas

Designing plant communities: A new way to garden

“We need plants to be more than just the parsley to the pot roast of our house”, he said. Ok. I’m in.

Thomas Rainer, landscape architect and co-author with Claudia West of… 1,164 more words

Native Plants

#Fridayfictioneers: Going Native

She pointed.  “That’s how long you’ve got.  Make it worth it.”

“It wasn’t my fault–”

She cut him off.  “Bzzt.  Try another one.”

“It wasn’t me!” 138 more words


Harbor Webcam

When I’m stuck inside on a beautiful day, or there’s a raging storm and I want to watch from the safety of my livingroom, or I want to see if anything is coming through the slip, I turn to… 39 more words


In defence of goldenrod

I was riding shotgun with my guy last weekend. As we were flying down a dirt road, he nodded towards the ditch on his side.  It was clogged with tall leafy plants topped with gazillions of tiny yellow flowers. 749 more words

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