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Live Oak – Leafy Gall

Q: What is this on my live oak? A: UGA plant pathologist Jean Williams-Woodward says it is a leafy oak gall. It is harmless to the tree. Leafy Oak Gall  

Cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park

17 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Yesterday the U.S. National Park Service celebrated its centennial. My family and I love visiting national parks, and during our recent road trip through New Mexico and up to Durango, Colorado, we couldn’t pass up the chance to see a new one (to us): Mesa Verde National Park. Show More Summary

First, Get the Lawn Shape Right by Susan Harris

20 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

This is the design that, some 20 years ago, turned my front yard into a garden I could love, and transformed me into a passionate gardener. Previously, the shape of the lawn had been far too complicated for such a small space. It needed simplifying, but it took a professional to realize that and make […]

Chasing Georgia O’Keefe’s ghost at Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch

The day after gazing at Georgia O’Keefe’s landscapes and monumental flower paintings at the museum in Santa Fe, we drove north through the monsoon-greened high desert of northern New Mexico, the landscape the artist adopted as her own. Show More Summary

An August Harvest and My Newest Book

This time of year is always fun at the farm because there’s so much to harvest in the vegetable garden. I look forward to having a new supply [&hellip...

Late summer color by Elizabeth Licata

There’s still plenty in the garden, but recently I have been delighting in the often unexpected hues found in the produce we receive weekly from our CSA. No, I don’t grow my own vegetables. Why would I when I am surrounded by small farmers who need my business? Western New York has long been a […]

Adobe walls, secret gardens, history & art in Santa Fe

2 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Our western road trip earlier this month took us through Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and the oldest capital city in the country (dating to 1607). The compact historic district is a walkable several blocks...Show More Summary

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