January 5, 2009
December 29, 2008 A lot of the people in my life had very unusual holidays. Certainly the economy had something to do with it, as did the weather, and a sad variety of different illnesses.
December 22, 2008 Talking Plants Entry #196
December 11, 2008 NPR Talking Plants blogger Ketzel Levine begins to talk about being laid off this week.
December 7, 2008 If you happen to be a vegetarian, the news that a farmer's been losing money on his cattle and has decided to sell them is a good thing. The equation's very simple: fewer cows, fewer cows slaughtered.
December 2, 2008 If it isn't already on your radar for the trip you will inevitably take to my fair city, Portland, OR. (enough about theirs), do not choose between this and fill-i
December 1, 2008 I know it's amusing when death takes a holiday (see: movies, books, musicals, The Sopranos, etc), but infinitely less popular when a blogger does the same. And I didn't even go anywhere, at least not physically, though I do remember enjoying mysel...
November 20, 2008 The chorus is growing louder and louder to get our President-elect to convert a few acres of the White House lawn into a productive organic farm.
November 18, 2008 Radial blurs and sepia tones are showing up among the flora in the Talking Plants Flickr pool.
November 17, 2008 When the Santa Barbara fire began last week in the community of Montecito, I thought of two people: T.C.Boyle and Ganna Walska.
November 7, 2008 It's a candyland of yellow, purple, red, blue and silver foliage at one of Portland's oldest and botanically best private gardens.
November 5, 2008 The campaign promises are over; now to deliver the sublime, as we throw open the gates of a private Portland garden on the headiest day of American democracy we are ever likely to know.
November 4, 2008 After my dog ran away, my house was broken into, my water heater burst and a flu invaded my body, I'm still willing to believe in autumn foliage as its backlit by a Northwest sun.
October 26, 2008 In an exclusive interview with Ketzel Levine's runaway beagle who has just returned from four days on the road, a wannabe Brooke Gladstone of On The Media fame gets to the bottom of the story.
October 24, 2008 That's the headline, the happy ending details TOMORROW!!
October 23, 2008 It's been almost 72 hours since my beagle ran away and despite taking all the recommended steps, there's simply no sign of Starlet.
October 22, 2008 If you read yesterday's blog, you'll know that my 9 yr old beagle Starlet is missing. And if you're among the kind people who wrote w/advice and various OMG's!, I thank you from the heart.
October 21, 2008 Not that I think it will help me find her since none of you reading this blog entry are likely to live in my Killingsworth Ave/North Portland neighborhood, but since I can't think about anything else, I thought you should know that my beagle has b...
October 20, 2008 Talking Plants has amassed an online gallery of gorgeous fall photographs and is sending out an all-comers welcome invitation to come see and share.
October 14, 2008 From flowering dahlia to mountain snow storms and on to an October summer day in Chicago: a few days on the road with NPR's Ketzel Levine.
October 8, 2008 Among the Jeff Koons works now on view at Versaille is a whacko floral fantasy that could have sprung whole from the head of Louis XIV.
October 5, 2008 Imagine corporate logos spelled out in the flowers on the sides of America's highways and you'll understand why Lady Bird Johnson would roll in her grave.
October 4, 2008 This just in from the Nature Conservancy's Rob Taylor, who lives in the Wallowa Mountains town of Enterprise, Oregon: the last flower still standing in the
October 1, 2008 Like passion in a relationship, flowers in a garden are unpredictable. Which is why I've tended to avoid them. But my fall flowers are so hot, I'm rethinking my vow of chastity.
September 29, 2008 Happy Jewish New Year! In a few hours, it'll be 5769.