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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.
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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 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.
September 18, 2008 The good news is that all of the Houston Arboretum's staff is safe and sound after Hurricane Ike. The inspiring news is that volunteers armed with gloves, tools and tons of good will are helping clean up debris.
September 15, 2008 Several days after Hurricane Ike hit the greater Houston area, communication still remains spotty with Galveston. I did try to contact the folks at Moody Gardens to see whether their
September 1, 2008 It's 5:30 am Labor Day morning and I hear Lulah crying. Which is odd, because I let her out at 4:30am and left the door open for her return. The crying continues so I get out of bed and check all exits/entrances. No Lulah, more crying. It takes me...
August 21, 2008 Yet again, the art of landscaping with minimal watering takes a hit. In a lushly photographed New York Times article with the yummy title, A Sustainability That Aims To Se
August 12, 2008 Before I overwhelm you with the deep purple and mandarin orange of the promised bromeliad in Dan Hinkley's garden, let me show you how he uses more accessible
August 11, 2008 No doubt there are a whole lot of crowns he'd rather wear -- a whole lot of sequined costumes, too -- but once you've won most of the awards in your field plus won over all the people, not one of whom (damn it all) has an unadoring thing to
August 8, 2008 Loving your garden as I am? Then spare a generous thought for our fellow gardeners in Hades.
August 7, 2008 So have you heard about the feature in the British magazine where a certain deadly plant is recommended as a salad green?
August 6, 2008 Three years ago, a formidable nonegenarian named Hortense Miller -- vegetarian, environmentalist and early feminist -- discussed her longevity with a reporter: "Well, there's an end to everything. Good God, I'm 96 years old. I ought to die. And I ...
August 4, 2008 Nothing like a mega-party in a mega-garden to put stressful issues like entertaining in perspective. This past weekend, a mere 350 of us went to a fundraiser
July 9, 2008 Lest you think all do-good gardeners suffer from eco-hubris, don't miss the latest entry by D.C. gardener Susan Harris over at our friends' place,
June 27, 2008 File under, better late than negligent:
May 26, 2008 The lead story this morning in the Talking Plants world (I didn't hear from you so what else could I lead with?) is Dirt Nerd's pea seedling. Isn't she sweet?
May 22, 2008 Ever so slowly here at TP, strangers are becoming regulars, and regulars are becoming friends. So as I continue dodging your most-asked question, What Would Eve Do?
May 13, 2008 Did you miss the Nature article about the Swiss government throwing a thorny one to a govt ethics committee: to debate the dignity of plan
May 12, 2008 Having just heard NPR's Melissa Block report on the desperation after the quake in Chengdu, and the continuing absurdity of
May 1, 2008 So we know (or think we know) that pomegranate juice -- like acai from Brazil, and other superfruit juices -- helps with everything from lowering bad cholesterol to inhibiting prostate cancer and reducing some of the
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