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21st Century Greens
As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...
The National Heirloom Exposition
If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...
Orchids are Tops
What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...
Bronze Birch Borer Resistance
The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...
In the Garden
It is time to start the seeds for fall eggplants, especially if the spring plants had a rough time. Even if you dislike eggplant, please keep reading. This humble vegetable has taught me a lot about gardening, cooking, and life.
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Favorite or New Plant
Nun's Orchid Each time the sky gets a bit gray or, heaven help us, rain falls, you see them in the...
Tool or Gardening Product
Watering Tools This year, I have rediscovered two of my favorite devices to make watering less onerous -- quick...
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