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Just recently I was talking with friends about my disdain for those lavender-pink blooms of rhododendrons that seem to be everywhere. I call t…

A few weeks ago I talked about boyhood challenges to not pucker after taking a bite of a rhubarb stalk. That very same friend, Dennis, also jo…

I’m a huge fan of ferns. Ferns of all types. Their fronds are substantial yet so delicate at the same time. Every year I put Boston Ferns in m…

For gardening season 2021, I made two vows to myself: Somehow defeat the weeds taking over the gravel pathways inside my enclosed vegetable an…

Soft red winter (SRW) wheat grows in a field in Kirkland, Ill. Such “regenerative” crops may be a key to reducing global warming while appeali…

I remember as a kid in the 70s breaking off stalks of rhubarb from the edge of the garden and biting into its long, slender stems warmed by th…

Probably the first tropical perennial I ever tried to grow outside in the summer was a bougainvillea vine. I special ordered it because it had…

Who doesn’t want a healthy green lawn that feels like a plush carpet underneath you? Well, by following a few simple steps and some basic rule…