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What's so interesting about soil?

What's so interesting about soil?

As a gardener, this is a loaded question, which elicits a passionate response!

And as the weather warms, and I roll up my sleeves to head outdoors to begin gardening, it 's the perfect time to reflect on the question.

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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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Blank Canvas

In 1916, the property that is now Reeves-Reed Arboretum changed hands. The Wisner family, who built the house that currently serves as the heart of the Arboretum (and bears the family's name), sold the property to John and Susan Reeves. About six months after the Reeves moved into their new home, the United States entered the first World War, which had already been raging for nearly three years. It was the end of an era in every sense of the word. But the end of one era marks the beginning of...

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