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October 2010

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Doug Sisk can’t bear to see anything go to waste


After 21 seasons, native-plant propagator Mary-Stuart Sierra prepares for one final harvest


Southern Maryland gardens want native yellow river birch


My unofficial readers’ poll takes you to the sunny side of the street


Sometimes it’s all ephemeral


Volunteers hoof it across the country, picking up litter and lecturing on waste


Scooping up suspended plant matter and algae, a typical menhaden filters seven gallons of water a minute, dwarfing even the oyster


Look low in the west after sunset for your own UFO