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    Mushrooms in Disguise

    Ask Eden

    Dear Eden, Are colorful wild mushrooms generally more dangerous to eat? A: In a perfect world we could read mushrooms like traffic signals. Green means go, yellow means caution, red the estate lawyer?! Alas, no such luck. Sure, there are some brightly-colored bad boys you should definitely avoid—like the pumpkin-orange Jack-o-lantern mushroom (Omphalotus olearius) and the scarlet red (and aptly named) Poison Fire Coral...

    Yard Notes: Off with Their Heads! Or Into the Thick of It.

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    Yard Notes: How to Soak Up The Sunniest Sun This Week

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    Yard Notes: It’s Getting Hot in Here, Untangle All Your Hose

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    Yard Notes: Sick of Cicada Fracas? There’s Plenty More to Bug Out On

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    Yard Notes: First Impressions Can Stink Like Carrion Flowers

    Green thumbs think they have the key to life, but no shame in dirt: we’ll be rotting in it someday.

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