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Where on EARTH Have We Been? A Few Places. Here Are Some Updates…

Dear readers, we’ve missed you. Thank you for your notes and your “Where the phlox are you?!” emails over the last few months.…

Mom's garden

Mom’s Garden: From New England to North Carolina (and California) With Love

My mom is an artist, a grandmother, an insurance agent and a gardener. I’ve always appreciated my mom for all her talents and enthusiasms, but it has only been over the past six years (since I’ve taken a more profound interest in plants) that I’ve realized how much plants and gardening have played a role in her life…and in mine.…

56 Hours in Portland: Coffee, Beer and Botany in the City of Roses

We’re very much into the whole “buy experiences rather than things” thing. So when Ryan suggested we celebrate my birthday by going to Portland, I said, “Put a bird on it!” and by “bird” I mean me, and by “it” I mean the City of Roses.…

In Our Garden: Four Surprising Fruits That Are Now In Full Swing

Guava season has officially begun! Although none of the egg-shaped green fruits have conked us on the head yet (a sign of good luck anyway), our Acca sellowiana tree has been dropping goodies left and right since late July.…

Aloha From Kauai, the Garden Island!

Hey! How was your Thanksgiving?

Right now we’re writing to you from among the air-sweetening plumerias, fiery crotons, ti and taro of Kauai, Hawaii.…

Boston, We Love You

Out of the horror and mayhem of yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombings, there grew so many acts of heroism, generosity and selflessness.…