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Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Did you miss it? Can you pronounce it? National Poinsettia - point-SET-tee-ah - Day was Dec. 12, the anniversary of the death of the man for whom these Mexican trees were named.

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Rummaging through cabinets in my utility room, I found a plastic bucket of honey I had forgotten I even had. Talk about finding gold!

Updated Dec 5, 2014 at 7:23 PM

One of these I hope to find in my Christmas stocking. The other two I have so I can personally vouch for how much friends and family who garden will like them.

Updated Nov 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

“I have read your article on monarch butterflies and I also love them and try to attract them too. I was wondering about the Monarch Way Station?"

Updated Nov 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Pumpkin pie we associate today with Thanksgiving was not part of those first dinners in the early 1600s between European settlers and Native American Indians. Bowl haircuts, though, may have been.

Updated Nov 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

I have been keeping a close eye on my honeybees. Honeybees huddling early is supposedly one of the many signs in nature that we are going to have a “bad” winter.

Updated Nov 7, 2014 at 7:14 PM

One got caught on my sweater as I dashed by, late for my “date” with Friends of the Rolla Public Library’s semi-annual book sale.

Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 6:51 PM

If I could still dress up for Halloween, I have just the costume — 50 tiny sharp teeth, a rat-like tail, a pouch with moving parts, hissing and slobbering when threatened...it’s a small wonder no one has thought of making a movie about...

Updated Oct 24, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Having grown up in South America on the equator, where the “seasons” are rain or shine, I can still remember the delight of seeing my first fall in North America.

Updated Oct 17, 2014 at 8:31 PM

I cringed to see the video. A good beekeeping friend lost his first hive to small hive beetles.

Posted Oct 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

As I was tripping over a chair to reach my camera, I was trying to remember the last time I had seen a monarch butterfly perched on a plant in my garden. Monarchs used to fly over my deck in the fall in waves as they headed south to winter over in...

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