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Rent Free!

Some of you read my blog religiously and you know that I have been “troubled” by wildlife in my suburban environment.  If you’re new, you can read about it here. Now that I’ve lived here for a year, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Brassica Oleracea

One of the new things I grew this year was Cabbage (Brassica Oleracea, for Latin-speaking gardeners).  As with most things I’ve tried in the garden, I didn’t really know what I was doing; but I learn best through trial and … Continue reading

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The Castor Bean Plant

In my first summer at the Secret Garden, one of the gardeners grew a stately ornamental called a “Castor Bean” plant.  The Latin name for this plant is “Ricinus communis” and because these lovely species so enhanced the Secret Garden, … Continue reading

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