Articles for the Month of March 2014

A Nod to the Irish

Being married to a red-headed Irishman, I am compelled to dedicate this post to all of you who trace your heritage to the Emerald Isle and wish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day. Ireland has a colorful, and I think underappreciated, history. They’re the source of a wealth of folktales about leprechauns, fairies, and (my

Sorting Out Seed Types

At the conclusion of one of my recent talks, I was asked about “genetically modified” seeds. In the gardening world, this is something of a hot-button issue. Serious gardeners and horticulturists are concerned that big agri-businesses are making changes to seeds that will unleash a potentially dangerous plant into the environment. People in the industry