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Born Again

I have been waiting for bitter root (Lewisia redivia) to bloom for weeks now, and I was rewarded during recent stroll near my research plots. The name “Lewisia” comes from Merriweather Lewis, who first described the plant; “rediviva” is apt, … Continue reading

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Garden in the Drought

July (with one day left to go) has been rough on the garden. In Manhattan, KS, the temperature has exceeded 100 F on 19 days and reached or exceeded 105 on 9 days. It has rained just under an inch … Continue reading

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Bringing work home or bringing home to work?

I have to be able to garden in order to maintain my sanity. It is a lot why we bought a house when I started my graduate program at Kansas State. I probably spend as much time gardening as I … Continue reading

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