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Keeping plants alive is one thing, but knowing exactly when to repot a plant requires a whole new level of indoor gardening know-how. The right gardening tools are required, of course, but it turns out you don’ t necessarily need a green thumb in order to properly repot your most hard-earned indoor houseplants. According to Joyce Mast, Bloomscape’ s resident“ Plant...

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Long before climate change threatened the very existence of the Colorado River, two women botanists set off with a group of amateur boatmen to record the plants that lived along what was then the most dangerous river in the world. In “Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon,” science journalist Melissa L. Sevigny draws on the diaries of Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter to trace their 43-day sojourn in the summer of 1938. Associated Press reviewer Anita Snow says it pays homage to a pair of scientists far ahead of their time.

Recently, I had the enormous pleasure to help my son achieve one of his goals. He bought a new home last year and quickly discovered how much he missed the stunning red-brick patio he grew up with at our last home.

While other mothers begged their kids to eat broccoli, my mom steamed artichokes with garlic. She lifted the beautiful globes, cooked to tenderness, into shallow bowls for sharing. Today, the mild climate in the Salinas Valley in California proves ideal for growing artichokes and millions are harvested each year.

Over the years, a Linn County recreational site fell into neglect.

Tim Walter is a "do-it-yourself" kind of guy. When he sees a problem that needs fixing, he doesn't bother waiting on other people to step in a…

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