Beauteous Bougainvilleas

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The two spectacular plants above are tropical bougainvilleas that are thriving in New Mexico because I winter them over in my small greenhouse.  They require constant pruning because they are vines that must be tamed in order to behave like normal house plants. As you can see from the first photo below, these plants are very determined to be vines … Read More

Some Thoughts on Picking Beans

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I grow pole beans, but not on poles. Mine climb up a six-foot-tall chainlink fence and the foliage is dense, making it difficult to see the beans I’m trying to pick. But I’m not picking the actual beans, but rather the pods that contain the seeds of the bean plant. The seeds are also called beans, but only in their … Read More

How to Make $200 French Fries

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News Item: In July, 2021, a New York City restaurant, Serendipity 3, introduced a new side dish: Crème de la Crème Pommes Frites, a plate of french fries priced at $200. On July 21, GuinnessWorld Records certified it as the most expensive fries on earth. Inquiring minds want to know: WTF? What goes into making fries this expensive? Well, the … Read More