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Pollinators & Nectarines

"The most common way gardeners attempt to connect with insects is by planting for butterflies. It is a noble idea... Sadly, the execution of this enterprise is so often directed by misinformation that we end up having fewer butterflies than we started with."
-Doug Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home

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A Horticulturist in Winter

I can now say that I have been in public horticulture professionally for two decades now.  In that time I've been asked dozens of times "What ever do you do in the winter?".

The most recent question came during the Festival of Trees, accompanied by "Do you take a two month holiday?".

I wish! I've been wanting to write a rant an essay on this for years!

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Once in a Blue Moon

You're in for a spook-tacular sight this Halloween if the skies are clear! On Halloween night, just after 6 pm, the SECOND full moon of the month will emerge from the horizon. Aside from having a full moon on the spookiest night of the year, there are even more factors that make this moon special.

The full moon on Halloween is considered a blue moon. The most widely used de...

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