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Driving Alaska with My Three Miss Daisies

  Bears loomed large last month in Alaska, but there was more danger lurking for a scrapulation.* Close quarters and too much family togetherness always make for a menacing vacation threat. Rose, my daughter Molly, granddaughter Story and I spent ...
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Chagall in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden

For decades,Washingtonians have known about a Marc Chagall mosaic in the back garden of a private residence in Georgetown and have strained to see mere glimpses of it from over the garden wall. Homeowner Evelyn Nef and her husband had ...
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Kudzu, we hardly knew you

Kudzu image courtesy of Shutterstock “Like most Southern children, I accepted, almost as a matter of faith, that kudzu grew a mile a minute and that its spread was unstoppable.” —Bill Finch, “Legend of the Green Monster” How many millions ...
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A Bantam Fan

  Tiny roosters watching over tiny hens I like having bantam hens for the same reason that I like having girl children: pretty. A joy to watch. It was the girls who chose the fancy bantams from the McMurray’s catalog. ...
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The Best Garden Show of All

Slug traceries — a morning delight in my garden. I don’t enjoy ranting and would much rather rave — about, for example, the glorious iridescent slug traceries on the pavers of my courtyard this morning. However, that will have to ...
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Gardens and gardening on tiny Toronto Islands

My favorites of all the gardens we saw on the Gardenblogger Fling in Toronto weren’t grand – anything but. They were the small funky ones on the just-offshore islands known collectively as Toronto Islands, which we reached by ferry. We toured gardens on two residential ...