Skunked Again: Johnson Pond brookies

Fishing is fun, but it isn’t always easy. Often, you can travel a mile down the road to your favorite trout hole just off the beaten path; other times, planning and commitment…

Skunked Again: A Quest for Blueback Trout

Last weekend I made a trip up to northern Maine’s Allagash Wilderness in search of blue-backs. Although the trip did not focus solely on finding this rare species of trout (known to…

Succulents as Objects of Art

Propeller Plant Neglect. The ability to withstand extreme neglect. It’s the defining characteristic shared by those houseplants known as “succulents.” From the fleshy leaves of the “Jade” and “Aloe,” to the spiny…

Skunked Again: Bass Fishing at Jay Dam

JAY – A recent fishing adventure took me to the shores of the mighty Androscoggin River. This river flows from the northern tip of New Hampshire to Brunswick, Maine where it joins…

Siberian irises: Of diploids and tetraploids

Irises. The Opinionated Gardener grows three kinds: the “common” bearded irises that most refer to as German irises and the “less common” beardless Siberian and Japanese irises. She prefers the Siberian, finding…

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