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  • Styers: Amazing air plants add variety to your collection

    Living in the Midwest, we are used to having some of the richest soils in the world. It might surprise you to learn that about 10 percent of all plant ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Palmer: Integrity and the art of monkey minding

    The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word integrity as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.”
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Learning to Grow: Planting for fall color in the garden

    If you’ve been around the block – er, garden – a time or two, chances are you’re well acquainted with the mainstays of the autumn landscape: asters, m ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: ‘Oklahoma!’ more than square dances, blue skies

    Gotta love a girl who’s on top of things. “That’s not how it goes,” Holly said, when I began singin ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Dressing room diaries

    Holly wouldn’t let me out of the fitting room. “I love them all,” I said about her prospects for a ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Choose ornamental grasses for your landscape

    As a member of the Master Gardener Speakers Bureau, I recently spoke to a garden club about ornamental grasses. I enjoyed the opportunity to tout the ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Great ground covers for your garden

    Do you have areas where it is difficult to establish or maintain grass? Even if you are a fan of your lawn, would you like to reduce the grassy areas ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Theory: The voices within

    Ever get the feeling that you’re not alone? That some other force is at work within you? What abou ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Adolescence requires agility

    Sometimes I crack myself up. “The residents of this boarding house are required to play cards every ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 2:12 pm