Posts made in May, 2013

I’ll Have My Aronia Cocktail Now, Please

Posted on May 28, 2013 in Botany, Plant This | 3 comments

I’ll Have My Aronia Cocktail Now, Please

Earlier this year at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show,  I was hanging out with Jessi Bloom of NW Bloom (and author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens) in her exhibit booth. She had brought a selection of edible landscaping plants — reliable, hardworking shrubs, vines, trees and the like that would behave in the landscape and provide some food. The star of the show was Aronia melanocarpa, sometimes known as black chokeberry. It’s a medium-sized shrub that puts out white blooms in spring and small dark fruit in fall. Nice enough plant, I thought. Then she brought me over to the...

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The Drunken Botanst Goes to Manhattan…and Elsewhere…

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Events | 1 comment

The Drunken Botanst Goes to Manhattan…and Elsewhere…

…and Buffalo. And Brooklyn. See you there? As always, please check with the venue before heading out to confirm details. Also, there are lots more events coming up around the country–go here to see the complete list. June 06 2013 06:30 PM — The Horticultural Society of New York, New York, NY Doors open at 6 and there will be drinks! June 09 2013 02:00 PM — Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, Yes, it’s a flower shop AND a bar. So naturally, I’m doing an event there! $15 gets you a cocktail, a bouquet of cocktail-friendly plants and flowers, and a $5 donation to...

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