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Confessions of an exotic invasive.

I’ve been thinking a lot about permanence and passage lately.  In a relatively short time span, I’ve experienced the deaths of an employer-mentor, a friend-mentor, and two relative-mentors.   My personal time has been spent thinking about where they came from, how they impacted me, and how I can carry some of those lessons forward. […]

Native … to where? when?

We enthusiasts have a shorthand way of speaking. We say, “I use native plants”, and then sit back and smirk at our superior understanding of ecology and the good we’re doing the planet.  But really?  There are as many definitions of ‘native’ as there are gardeners, I’m afraid. Native to where?  Are you talking about […]