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These Jet Black Tomatoes May Look Weird but They’re Great for Your Health

The ‘Indigo Rose’ is a new, strangely-colored variety of tomato. The fruit is jet black on the outside and juicy purple-red on the inside. These …

Bolsover Castle: a 17th century garden reimagined

The restoration of Bolsover Castle's forgotten garden has presented a historical conundrum<p>Bolsover Castle has long been considered by art historians to be one of the jewels of the “English Renaissance”, a miraculously intact survival replete with fine architectural fireplaces, mysterious painted …

Forever Young: The 18 Greatest Tree Houses For Adults

Growing up as little boys, we dreamed of having the coolest tree house on the block. A secret fort where we did nothing but…well things that little …

Nerf Version of Attacknid Robots to Hit Stores This Fall

A Nerf version of the Attacknid robots from Combat Creatures was introduced at the 2014 Toy Fair in New York City. The Nerf Attacknid can fire up to …

Faster is not always better: THC ‘dabs’ can be dangerous

Americans are increasingly aware that marijuana has medicinal properties. Still, without a doubt, the flowering plant’s ability to get a person …

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Hey, Pantone! Roy G. Biv called; he wants his rainbow back.

Color trending is silly by definition, but it’s a way to make a living. I have followed Pantone’s (and Color Marketing Group’s) successive “colors of …

Tale of a Strawbale Raised Bed

One year, three friends and I decided to make a vegetable garden together. It would be built on one of our properties in the suburbs west of …

The Trouble with the Word “Invasive”

This is a long-simmering rant about the many ways the term “invasive” causes confusion, and more. DO weigh in with alternatives, pushback, and rants …

FASHION – “Im Sorry, You’re OUT!!!”

NEWSFLASH! Succulents are OUT!!!<p>Gardeners may think they are earthy, practical people – immune to the vagaries of fashion. Nothing could be further …

When good garden writers give bad pruning advice

Yes, ProfessorRoush has not blogged for quite some time. January has frankly been dismal here in the Flint Hills, and I’ve been leery of planning the …

The Public Food Forest: Clever Solution or Future Flop?

Public food forests are a shiny new trend in the United States. Focused on perennial crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees and shrubs, they …