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Flatbush Gardener
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Coccinella novemnotata, nine-spotted lady beetle, aka "C9"
New York State Gardeners : You can help re-introduce our state insect! See Links below. A decade ago, shortly after I launched this blog, I wrote the following: [Coccinella] novemnotata was once common. How did New York State get to have a once-native-but-n...
New York State Gardeners: You can help re-introduce our state insect! See Links below. A decade ago, shortly after I launched this blog, I wrote the following: [Coccinella] novemnotata was once common. How did New York State...
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10th Blogiversary
10 years ago today, I wrote the first post of Flatbush Gardener , a reflection on my first garden in NYC, started in 1981 in the East Village. I don't think I can summarize all the changes I, and the gardens, have gone through over the past decade. Blogging...
10 years ago today, I wrote the first post of Flatbush Gardener, a reflection on my first garden in NYC, started in 1981 in the East Village. I don't think I can summarize all the changes I, and the gardens, have gone through...
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NYC-Regional Native Plant Sales, Spring 2016
Seasonal sales are one of the best ways to acquire a wide variety of native plants. It's best to do your homework before you go, so you have an idea of your conditions, the kinds of plants that would do well on your site, and your goals for your native plan...
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One Score Years Ago
David Joseph Wilcox at Wigstock in Union Square, early 1990s. Scan from original slide, date unrecorded. 20 years ago, on January 22, 1996, my friend, David Joseph Wilcox, died from AIDS. The last time I saw him was December 12, 1995. I wrote this on my ret...
David Joseph Wilcox at Wigstock in Union Square, early 1990s. Scan from original slide, date unrecorded. 20 years ago, on January 22, 1996, my friend, David Joseph Wilcox, died from AIDS. The last time I saw him was December...
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Extinct Plants of northern North America 2015
I'm limiting this list to northern North America for two reasons: Restricting this list geographically is in keeping with my specialization in plants native to northeastern North America. There are many more tropical plants, and plant extinctions, than I ca...
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Bombus fervidus, golden northern bumblebee, yellow bumblebee
Sunday, while cutting up edited plants into my compost tumbler, I caught sight of something unusual out of the corner of my eye. It turned out to be Bombus fervidus , golden northern bumblebee, or simply, the yellow bumblebee. This is at least the 21st bee ...
Sunday, while cutting up edited plants into my compost tumbler, I caught sight of something unusual out of the corner of my eye. It turned out to be Bombus fervidus, golden northern bumblebee, or simply, the yellow bumblebee...
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Eastern Native Groundcovers
I started to reply to a Facebook post and quickly realized I had enough content for a blog post. Hello from Long Island NY..looking for suggestion for ground cover that won't eat my plants. I would like somthing a bit tamer the vinca . The area is slightly ...
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Event: Sunday 5/15 NYCWW Tour of my Gardens
The Gardener's Nook this weekend 10 years ago, on May 16, 2006, I wrote the first post for this blog . To celebrate my 10th Blogiversary, on Sunday, May 15, I'm opening my garden for a tour with NYC Wildflower Week . The event is free, but registration is r...
The Gardener's Nook this weekend 10 years ago, on May 16, 2006, I wrote the first post for this blog. To celebrate my 10th Blogiversary, on Sunday, May 15, I'm opening my garden for a tour with NYC Wildflower Week. The event...
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Off-Topic:
I moved to NYC the first weekend of 1979. By Spring, I had moved to the East Village, an epicenter of what was first called "gay cancer," then "Gay-Related Immunodeficiency Disease," or GRID. Four years later, by 1983 - the year of the symposium that led to...
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Standing Still
Persephone with her pomegranate. Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Proserpine (Oil on canvas, 1874) - Tate Gallery, London This season's solstice  ( Winter  in the Northern hemisphere, Summer in the Southern), occurs at 04:48 UTC, December 22, 23:48 Eastern Standard...
Persephone with her pomegranate. Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Proserpine (Oil on canvas, 1874) - Tate Gallery, London This season's solstice (Winter in the Northern hemisphere, Summer in the Southern), occurs at 04:48 UTC, Decem...
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Former BBG Herbarium property for sale
Want to build next to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens? This might be your one and only chance. - Development Site Adjacent to Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Hits Market , Terrance Cullen, Commercial Observer, 2015-09-10 More like building on the grave of BBG's scien...
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Meet Cher
This past Saturday we brought home another cat. On the heels of New Encounter's Pluto flyby, I thought "Charon" would make a good cat name. "Cher", for short, but also because my husband, Cher, is a fan. (Typical.) Our little Annie is still bereft at the lo...
This past Saturday we brought home another cat. On the heels of New Encounter's Pluto flyby, I thought "Charon" would make a good cat name. "Cher", for short, but also because my husband, Cher, is a fan. (Typical.) Our littl...
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Garden coach, writer, photographer, designer.
                 
I moved to New York City, to the East Village, in 1979. I started city gardening soon thereafter. I moved to Brooklyn in 1992. I now make my home and garden in Flatbush, Brooklyn (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b, AHS Heat Zone 5).
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