• Preserves work in every season

    Preserves work in every season

    08 Aug 2016
  • Murals without vandalism. How do they do that?

    Murals without vandalism. How do they do that?

    08 Aug 2016
  • eBooks in Bloom

    eBooks in Bloom

    08 Aug 2016

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21 Aug
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Preserves work in every season

By Ed Bruske

While I do enjoy visiting the warm glasshouses of our splendid botanical garden during the winter, the experience can pall. Though it’s lovely to view orchids, bromeliads, succulents, towering palms, and a wide variety of tropical oddities, it can get to be a bit routine. And you’re not getting much […]

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21 Aug
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Murals without vandalism. How do they do that?

By karen green

Wandering around Pittsburgh I came upon this fabulous mural depicting cherry blossoms in bloom and a charming collection of old homes.  It was off the beaten track, enlivening not a park but the parking lot for a neighborhood restaurant. How does something so wonderful get done, anyway?  By an organization […]

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15 Aug
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eBooks in Bloom

By TatteredSpinner

Hey!  Did you know that Timber Press offers up three titles a month in ebook form for $3.99 or less?  You can buy them in a whole bunch of different formats and read them on your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or dedicated ereader. Here’s the latest batch, and it looks […]

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14 Aug
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Death Enhances a Garden

By John

Death plays a significant role in my garden, and in so many ways, it makes the garden more interesting. Death provides comfort. I don’t routinely snip or snap off dead flower heads, not even the large dahlia blooms that stand on their stems brown and bedraggled for weeks. I like […]

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14 Aug
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The Siren Song of Seeds

By Susan in the Pink Hat

by Amanda Morris, Ph.D. Super Sugar Snap. Queen Lime, Dancing Girls, and Color Crackle Zinnias. Chantenay Carrots. Moulin Rouge Beets. Mardi Gras Radishes. Neon Lights Swiss Chard. Just listen to the party; a lively, colorful, tasty Spring party destined for my garden beds and pots (and dinner plates). I should […]

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13 Aug
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Just a few words more on funding

By admin

Before my local cultural funding controversy—which included money for our historic botanical gardens—dies away (big fuss made, funding restored, end of story one hopes), I am sharing some further thoughts on this recurring phenomenon. Because it’s been happening since I began to notice—sometime in the late 80s—and will continue to […]

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