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Thursday, June 7, 2012 / 12:00 AM

Fraises des Bois...and Other Wonders of the Weedy World

I found this, sitting on the shelf at Barnes and Noble on a night when I had to be out of the...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 / 12:00 AM

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose? Choosing Sustainably

  Several years ago, while chatting with someone about native landscaping, the topic...

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 / 12:00 AM

Planting an Historical Garden

  Ten years ago, re-creating a period garden might have been considered a nerdy...

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 / 12:00 AM

The Wisdom of Bringing Nature Home: Talking Native Plants With Scott Woodbury, Shaw Nature Reserve

  It's a special treat when my editor sends me out to “cover a story."...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 / 12:00 AM

Forget the Flowers: On Leaving a Garden Behind

I have been living in the same house for almost six years. The first year or two was watching...

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 / 8:04 AM

Why So Edgy?

It’s an absolutely gorgeous spring day in St. Louis as I write this article, so you...

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 / 9:19 AM

St. Louis’ Two Biggest Annual Herb Sales are This Weekend

  If you are an herb geek, you have been sleepless this week. That’s because...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 / 9:23 AM

"Best Bee Practices" from the St. Louis Zoo; Williams-Sonoma Launches a Homesteading Line

So, when did we start hearing about Colony Collapse Disorder? Two, three years ago, was it?...

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 / 1:46 PM

Rosemary's Just Desserts

Surveying the small herb garden in my side yard while my son collects stray soccer balls from...

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 / 8:31 AM

Everything's Coming Up Roses...and Dogwoods, Tulips, Wisteria and Celandine Poppies

March is usually a good warm-up for the incredible show that spring brings St. Louis in April...

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