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I had a friendly debate the other day with a fellow professional gardener that might have devolved into a heated argument if I hadn’t capitulated. We were talking about one of my favorite … more
One of my earliest horticultural memories falls on a perfect June day at the beginning of strawberry season. I remember lying belly down, feet windshield-wipering, eating wild strawberries plucked … more
Whenever friends ask me about my garden I tend to respond with deprecation and complaint. I might say it’s dry as a bone (despite the rain); there are more weeds the size of semis with taproots … more
The winter moth scourge is ravaging area trees this spring but birds are coming to the rescue. Steve Johnson of Little Compton took this picture of a boat-tailed grackle with an overflowing mouthful … more
At a certain point during the mania of spring I begin to feel very conflicted about summer. I can’t resist looking forward to my August vacation with the impatient ardor of bone-deep … more
If you have been reading this column for more than a month or two you know my greatest garden goal is to eradicate what’s left of the lawn. So unless I’ve confessed this before and … more
There’s a bug going around. A virus as common as a cold and as unsettling as the flu, though much less disgusting and debilitating. Its symptoms include distraction, free-range anxiety, … more
I spent the entire Sunday of the time change outdoors soaking up the sun, holding sweet and earthy scents in my nose, listening to birds compete for attention, and gardening as if it’s spring. … more
Joel Huval shows up at his front door, three dogs rustling around his feet, with a smile as large as the muscles straining beneath his fitted T-shirt. more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.