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  • Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

    NEW YORK (AP) — Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn’t find the same IQ dip for people …

  • Manito plant sale will be June 9

    The Friends of Manito will have its annual plant sale June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the area immediately east of the Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory. The …

  • New plant hardiness map offers high-tech views

    On Jan. 25, the USDA Agricultural Research Service unveiled the new Plant Hardiness Zone Map to replace the 1990 map that has guided our selection of plants hardy enough to …

  • New rules apply when plants come in

    We recently brought all our houseplants back into the house. Unfortunately one of those little bitty tree frogs hitchhiked in with the plants and is now croaking somewhere in the …

  • June’s garden a natural in its rugged setting

    Barbra Safranek started hauling home plants and planting them before their new house site was little more than a basalt knob with very little soil and part of a foundation …

  • Friends of Manito have plants for you

    Janis Saiki knows a great plant when she sees one. As plant manager for The Friends of Manito, she is very particular about the selection offered at their plant sales. …

  • For the most colorful landscapes, start fresh every year

    For season-long color in the landscape, annuals are the way to go. “The annual flowers that grow, bloom, produce seed and die the same year are lovely, colorful, and predictable …

  • Longtime gardeners offer holiday recommendations

    Longtime friends and avid gardeners Phyllis Hathaway and Sherrie Guiles have a couple of knock-out gardens. These ladies are known for their stunning indoor arrangements and holiday décor, made with …

  • Park neighbor catalogs natural contents

    For Eileen Starr, the neighborhood park down the street not only is a nice place to get back to nature but also is an opportunity to learn about the environment …



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