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August 8, 2008 Loving your garden as I am? Then spare a generous thought for our fellow gardeners in Hades.
March 22, 2008 Dona Raimunda is a rock star. A meteor shower. A force of nature. It's amazing to me how that much personality can be contained in such a diminutive body.
February 25, 2008 One of the biggest water-saving heros in the Southwest these days is Scott Varner, who over the last decade has cultivated quite the crowd for t
February 9, 2008 Well, it's time to move on from our week in the Amazon. At least to the exclusion of the rest of the world. No doubt Rosario Costa Cabral and the planet's other inspirational farmers, gardeners and environmentalists will continue to be our guests ...
February 6, 2008 If I let go of my Amazon adventure, I might find myself in Washington, D.C. And you wouldn't wish that on anyone, right?
February 6, 2008 Just to catch you up, this week we're focusing on Rosario Costa Cabral, one of the world's more inspiring farmers.
February 5, 2008 I've got good and even better news for those of you expecting a slide show today. (Welcome to the Year of the Spin). The good news is that the slide show is so cool -- with music, birds, river splashing and narration -- that several of us are now ...
February 3, 2008 She likes to be called Rosario. Her full family name is nearly a dozen syllables long.
January 17, 2008 I'm just back from the Amazon and I'll never be the same.
January 9, 2008 Belem is a big, noisy and — shall we say — inelegant city in the north of Brazil, not exactly where you'd expect plant parasites to thrive. But one of the glories of this place has got to be t
January 8, 2008 I leave for the Amazon today. (I've known for a while, but didn't want to worry you.) And, no lie, I just opened my guidebook and my first destination is "one of the rainiest cities in the world." Oh joy! More dispatches to follow ...
January 4, 2008 Here's the plant, here's the sinkhole, look inside and there's the people...
January 2, 2008 Q: How many paleoecologists does it take to excavate a sinkhole, find seven previously undescribed bird species and reintroduce native plant species to a place they haven't grown in for a thousand years?
January 2, 2008 Mahalo! It's another splendid day here on virtual Kaua'i ... of course I haven't been to the actual island in a while, but tuning in to the island's public radio station helps ...
December 31, 2007 On behalf of all your chlorophyllic friends here at Talking Plants, Happy New Year!
November 1, 2007 I got thinking about good lumbermen after a comment posted yesterday by TP community member, Rob Spence. It was in response to
October 31, 2007 What mighty have fallen? Well, if we're talking about the building of America on the backs of the American forest, just about all of them. But if the subject's sudden catastrophe, I think of two species: the American Elm and the American Chestnut....
October 29, 2007 So let's talk about the forest.
October 28, 2007 Out of my own harrowing frustration trying to boil down a complex and nuanced story, today's Morning Edition feature now spills onto the page.
September 16, 2007 If a grandmother suddenly started growing, something would be amiss. Now research has found that something similar is happening to the nation's oldest trees.
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