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Rhubarb is a vegetable fit for dessert

Last week I wrote about asparagus. Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is another perennial vegetable that requires little care. Few people grow it around here. Likely, it’s because our hot summers take their toll on it. You have to pick the right … Continue reading

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A good Thistle

Don’t be turned off by the word thistle. I don’t think there is a more interesting perennial for your garden than the Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus). A veterinarian friend of mine has beautiful specimens in her yard. She gave me some … Continue reading

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