• bee on flower, What You Can Do to Prevent Bee Collapse, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/03/24/bee/ #bees #beecollapse #wildflowers #gardening #plants #TheForgettingFlower
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    What You Can Do to Prevent Bee Collapse

    Years ago, I was trimming English lavender at a client’s house in Seattle. It was a sunny summer day, the kind of day for which I was thankful to work as a gardener. As the sun warmed my arms, I cut the fragrant stems with my pruners, shifting my kneepad…

  • A Hidden Garden in Paris Waiting to Be Discovered, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/03/04/hidden-garden-paris, Photo by Guilhem Vellut #SquareBoucicaut #Paris #France #parks #gardens #secretgarden
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    A Hidden Garden in Paris Waiting to Be Discovered

    In Paris, there are plenty of grand gardens to visit: Jardin des Plantes, Jardin du Luxembourg, the Tuileries to name a few. But there are also small gardens that offer a respite from the city. One such garden is the Square Boucicaut in the 7th arrondissement. It’s notable not only…

  • Peace Lily, A Little Problem Solved with a Lovely Plant, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/30/peace-lily-plant/ #dogs #indoorair #plants #BelgianShepherd
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    A Little Problem Solved with a Lovely Plant

    In Spring several years ago, we adopted a big black dog. He was a Belgian Shepherd mix about six months old with pointy ears and a pointy nose, the largest dog my husband and I had ever owned. I’m 5’6” and he came up to my mid-thigh. Since all of…

  • How to Care for Houseplants in January, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/08/care-for-houseplants #houseplants #caringforhouseplants #tipsforhouseplants
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    How to Care for Houseplants in January

    Right now, most gardens are dormant and cold. Mine is a rainy mess of wet leaves and mossy lawn. (Amazingly, in the Pacific Northwest, weeds still thrive in winter, unfortunately for me.) So it’s a good time to look indoors for gardening fun. Here are a few tasks I’ll be…

  • Cactus by Mikkel Bech, The Clever Use of Plants in "The Good Place", https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/06/the-good-place/, Karen Hugg, #thegoodplace #plants #cactus #tv #nbc
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    The Clever Use of Plants in “The Good Place”

    My new favorite TV show is The Good Place. Yes, I’m coming to it ridiculously late, but isn’t that the life of a busy mom? I’d read about it years ago and felt intrigued by the premise of a comedic afterlife scenario. While I love Ted Danson and Kristen Bell…