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Empress of the Garden

What smells like a skunk and looks like a pineapple?

And, no, it's not a pineapple that was sprayed by a skunk.

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Harvesting Kaleidoscope Carrots in Winter

The last of the Kaleidoscope carrots were harvested from RRA's Square Foot Garden beds on March 7th.

Can you believe that at the Arboretum we've been harvesting and enjoying carrots all winter?

A brief history lesson on carrots: ...

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Boon

Etymologically speaking, the title of this post may or may not be related to the subject of this post – the heirloom gladiolus 'Boone', named for the North Carolina town where it was rediscovered. Boon in the sense of a gift or an unexpected benefit comes from the Old Norse. The name Boone – the town was named after famed frontiersmen Daniel Boone – comes from either the French locale Bohun, or from the Norman word "bon," for good, or from the Dutch word "boene", or bean, denoting someo...

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