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The delightful grounds of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England contain such alluring settings as the Poison Garden, home to more than 100 species of plants that are deadly to humans. Please meet the head gardener, Trevor Jones, who must wear pro...

You know what I thought was a cool thing to do on Saturdays when I was 12? Skip ballet class/soccer practice and sleep in. Then there’s the kid in Washington state who harvests his own produce and runs his own farm stand. The pre-teen sells beets,...

Last month I added this garden hose bib extender to my outdoor faucet. It's held up so far. I also bought this $5 metal pistol grip nozzle on Amazon, which allows me to select the kind of water stream I need, from a wide cone to a high-pressure jet,...

You’d think you could just toss some fertilizer on your soil and let the plants do their thing, but taking proper care of your garden so that you actually grow decent vegetables can require a few more steps that beginners might not be aware of. Thi...

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As I drifted up to consciousness earlier today, my radio delivered the news report about a mass casualty event at a gay club in Florida early this morning.  At least fifty lives were lost and another fifty sent to the hospital when a gunman opened f...

Here’s the flower of an ice plant.  It’s a succulent, so works in hot dry sunny conditions.  This one gets good watering living at the feet of our center rose bush and will be on the route of the soon-to-be re-installed soaker hose.  I...