The GardenRant Edition. Here’s the full version.
In the News
- Retailers in Tampa, Fla., might
have to take nitrogen-enriched fertilizers off the shelves in the summer,
according to the St. Petersburg Times. That’s a start. Via The Daily
Community gardens not
only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents; new
research proves that they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home
values. For more information about this study, go to: Real Estate Economics . Via the National
From Garden Design
Magazine, the greenest
mower on the planet – the Neuton!
On the Sustainable Gardening
- How to hasten the
demise of a stump explores the options.
- The Satsuma Society
by guest essayist Ed
Cullen covers the neighborhood celebration of his Satsuma tree.
New on Sustainable-Gardening.com
- Our newest contributor
is Jeff Gillman of the University of Minnesota Department of
Horticulture. He’ll be reporting quarterly on Hot Topics in Hort Research.
He’s also contributed an article about Hardy,
Disease-Resistant Roses, and one about No-Till
Chalker-Scott of Washington State University covers the controversial topic of Wood Chips as
- How to attract butterflies
gives the real
dirt about those high-maintenance feeders, and what plants really
- Finally, a summary of
projects in my very own Maryland garden.
The Roving Garden
- Who says there’s nothing for gardeners to do in the winter? Why, in the
past month alone I’ve attended seminars at Scott Arboretum and Brookside Gardens, heard the
irrepressible Rick Darke speak at the
National Arboretum, toured pointesettia growing facilities at Homestead Gardens, and joined in
seasonal festivities at the American Horticultural
Society headquarters at River Farm in Northern VIrginia.