Observing Life, As Opposed to Living It

“People who enjoy growing herbs or perennials are forever touting it to anyone who will listen. I listen politely, but I’m not converted. I would rather be taking a shower.” Thus st...

G-d is in the Insects, too

Anyone who doubts the existence of a ubiquitous, protective, yet invisible presence in the universe should consider the phenomenon of parasitic wasps. Parasitic wasps, a group of which could stand to...
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sun Ray'

Blooming Plants for the Fall Garden

  Autumn is the ideal time to start a garden. This is perfect proof that the gardener’s claim to fame is in manipulating nature, rather than in slavishly following its dictates. The popula...

Your plant’s problem could be you

A plant expert once told me that he had a stock answer for people who came to him with the question, “What’s wrong with my plant?” ”The problem,” he would always say, &#...