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  • Feeding the blogger

     
    They say you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. I'll just bite the hand that wants to feed me but should know better. While I'm a blogger these days, I'm a blogger for a newspaper, which means I still......
  • Getting the restaurant-kitchen gardening bug

     
    I wrote the other day about the tomato farmette sprouting atop Regi's American Bistro in Federal Hill and asked if anyone out there knew of other restaurants with rooftop gardens.One of the more interesting tips I received (thanks, M&M!) led......
  • How do I get rid of a nest of yellow jackets?

    Question: I have a nest of yellow jackets in the ground by my front steps. Being a nature-lover, I let them be until I had a nasty run-in with one last week. Are they valuable as pollinators? Do they have any redeeming qualities? If not, how can I best...
  • Cicada Q&A

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the overwhelming number of inquiries from baltimoresun.com readers, The Sun's Frank Roylance has joined Michael Stroh in answering your questions about cicadas. Betty, Baltimore: When will the cicadas surface? How long will they...
  • Berenstain Bears remain faithful

    The Berenstain Bears, author Mike Berenstain is quick to admit, are late adopters. Brother Bear and Sister Bear are more likely to play a game of hopscotch than Angry Birds. And tweeting doesn't appear to have arrived in Bear Country as of yet. "We deal...
  • A bountiful crop of agri-lit sprouts

    A bountiful crop of agri-lit sprouts
    On my desk, books stacked as tall as a bantam rooster celebrate backyard chicken coops in suburbia, rooftop gardens in Queens and a dairy farm on Washington state's Vashon Island. They're filled with photos of people caressing bunnies, nuzzling horses,...
  • Growing pains and gains of a presidential garden

    Growing pains and gains of a presidential garden
    First lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity among her pet causes. Her first book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America" (Crown), tells of her experiences planting...
  • For Rosh Hashanah, honey, you have options

    For Rosh Hashanah, honey, you have options
    It doesn't matter whether you were born in Brooklyn or Borneo — if you're Jewish you'll probably include honey on your shopping list for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on the evening of Sept. 28. Like most Jewish holidays, Rosh...
  • Christmas gift ideas: Makeup, perfume, lotion, candles and bath products

    Christmas gift ideas: Makeup, perfume, lotion, candles and bath products
    The holidays are a season of beauty — if the abundance of offerings related to looks is any indication. We've culled the outpouring to bring gift-givers some ideas in a range of prices for a variety of pretty predilections. Don't be surprised if...
  • How to grow native plants in containers

     
    Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont displays the ravishing beauty of California's wild plants. But the setting is so operatic, it can be hard to imagine this flora on a smaller stage, say, a patio or apartment balcony. Unless you happen upon a...
  • Pasadena gardener becomes a one-woman food bank

     
    Virginia Paca’s backyard garden is more than a feast for the eyes. It provides food for friends, for families on the economic edge, for the homeless at a Pasadena food bank. When Paca, a Pasadena architect and garden designer, bought......
  • Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are

    Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are
    The idea of caring for the environment seems to be easier to get across to kids than to adults. Many adults just think the world is too complicated. "What difference does one light bulb or one plastic water bottle make in the wide world?" they think. For...