A Gift of Cooling Purslane

My new friend disappeared under a canopy of summer squash plants, and when she reappeared she was waving a plant, roots and all. “Is this purslane?” she asked. “Looks like it from here,” I responded. I had just enjoyed a stimulating and intriguing tour of a special homestead that is a heady blend of pioneer […]

Noxious Summer Weeds Arrive Early

A heat wave has descended and summer has barely begun. After a particularly hot early spring, followed by a few days of cool bliss (for Florida anyway), we are now in the throes of high temperatures, afternoon rain, and scores of biting flies. No mosquitoes yet, though. The weather had previously been so dry that […]