Tag: Green

Winter Fever

Basil seeds soaking--the first sign of spring in the Hamilton-McVicker household.

Spring fever … has come a little early this year. Of course, now that we’ve moved a frost zone further South, winter was a bit long in coming, too. So long that I was tempted to stretch the season by…

Guilt-free weed warfare

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So the world–the Green World at least–seems to be agreed. We all hate Monsanto. They have given us good reason. But that still leaves the average suburban Joe or Jane facing a dilemma. Joe and Jane Suburbs may spend very…

The Daily Beauty: Prickly Pear in Bloom

That's right, we're blooming!

Outside the UVa Bookstore, atop the Emmett Street parking garage, there are two sad concrete planters containing two much-abused plants: opuntiae, or prickly pear cactus. Temps on that brick and concrete walk are glacially cold in winter and must soar…