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Lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City
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Related Content Links Revised 2015-02-23 : This was one of my earliest blog posts, first published in June 2006 . I've overhauled it to 1) meet my current technical standards, and 2) improve the content based on the latest available information. Chelidonium...
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A leaf-cutter bee removes a segment from a leaf of Rhododendron viscosum, swamp azalea, in my urban backyard native plant garden and wildlife habitat (National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat #141,173). You can see other completed and aborted...
A leaf-cutter bee removes a segment from a leaf of Rhododendron viscosum, swamp azalea, in my urban backyard native plant garden and wildlife habitat (National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat #141,173). You can...
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Event: Saturday 6/21 NYCWW Pollinator Safari of my Gardens
On Saturday, June 21, in partnership with NYC Wildflower Week , in observation of Pollinator Week , I'm opening my gardens for a guided tour , what I'm calling a "Pollinator Safari." This is only the third time, and the first time in three years, I've opene...
On Saturday, June 21, in partnership with NYC Wildflower Week, in observation of Pollinator Week, I'm opening my gardens for a guided tour, what I'm calling a "Pollinator Safari." This is only the third time, and the first ti...
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What's Blooming
My backyard native plant garden is bursting with blooms right now. This is probably the peak bloom for the year. It happens to coincide with NYC Wildflower Week , which started today and runs through Sunday, May 18. I will double-check this list tomorrow, b...
My backyard native plant garden is bursting with blooms right now. This is probably the peak bloom for the year. It happens to coincide with NYC Wildflower Week, which started today and runs through Sunday, May 18. I will dou...
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Lemon Cardamon Sugar Cookies
A few weeks ago, I had a craving to do some baking with cardamon (cardamom). A few Google searches later, I found a recipe for lemon cardamon sugar cookies .n Other than doubling the recipe, and substituting all butter instead of the blend of butter and sho...
A few weeks ago, I had a craving to do some baking with cardamon (cardamom). A few Google searches later, I found a recipe for lemon cardamon sugar cookies.n Other than doubling the recipe, and substituting all butter instead...
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UPDATED: Expanded and organized into topics. Contents Magicicada in Staten Island's Clove Lakes Park About Magicicada Related Content Links Magicicada in Staten Island's Clove Lakes Park Yesterday, Matthew Wills and I tr...
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Megachile, Leaf-Cutter Bees
A leaf-cutter bee removes a segment from a leaf of Rhododendron viscosum, swamp azalea, in my urban backyard native plant garden and wildlife habitat (National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat #141,173). You can see other completed and aborted...
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Synanthedon fatifera, Lesser Viburnum Clearwing Moth, Arrowwood Borer
A lifer for me. I never even knew such a thing existed. Synanthedon fatifera , Lesser Viburnum Clearwing Moth, on Pycnanthemum muticum , Clustered Mountain Mint, in my garden yesterday afternoon. I was showing a visitor all the pollinator activity on the Py...
A lifer for me. I never even knew such a thing existed. Synanthedon fatifera, Lesser Viburnum Clearwing Moth, on Pycnanthemum muticum, Clustered Mountain Mint, in my garden yesterday afternoon. I was showing a visitor all th...
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Off-Topic: Vows
Two years ago, on May 19, 2012, I married my husband, John. These were my vows: John: I don’t know what I can say to you that I’ve not already said. In front of family, friends, neighbors, and community, I can say this: Today is not a beginning – We began m...
Two years ago, on May 19, 2012, I married my husband, John. These were my vows: John: I don’t know what I can say to you that I’ve not already said. In front of family, friends, neighbors, and community, I can say this: Toda...
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden removes science from its mission
After all their protests that eliminating their research staff in August 2013 was not "the end of science" at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, BBG's Board of Trustees quietly voted at the end of September to change their mission. In contrast to their earlier spin m...
After all their protests that eliminating their research staff in August 2013 was not "the end of science" at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, BBG's Board of Trustees quietly voted at the end of September to change their mission. In ...
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Pycnanthemum, Mountain-Mint (unsure of species) in my garden, bejeweled with pollinators. Two species will be on sale this weekend and next. This Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8, and next week as well, June 14 and 15, is a...
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Yesterday, Matthew Wills and I traveled to Staten Island in search of Magicicada, the periodical cicada, specifically, Brood II. Magicicada spend most of their life underground, suckling on tree roots. Every 13 or 17 years - ...
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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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