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Posts by Ivette Soler:
- A Dark Place
- Tales From the Droughtside or THE DROUGHTPOCALYPSE!!!
- LANDSCAPE SNARK-ITECHT!!!
- The Other Garden
- The Road To Hell Is Paved With Chunky Gravel And Indifferently Chosen Plants
- Inside Outside
- Trees, In Memorium
- The Monsters Among Us
- I’m the Thriller Filler Spiller Killer!
- Postcards From The Edge – DROUGHT
- Gardening Under The Affluence
- The Kindness of Strangers or Tend To Your Own Garden, Interloper!
- Killer GARDENS
- The Smiling Faces of Spring
- GARDEN GEEKS ( Yes I’m Talking to YOU)
- Garden Variety SNARK
- FASHION – “Im Sorry, You’re OUT!!!”
- What Does YOUR Tree Say About YOU?
- Evil, Frivolous Gardener!!!
Fasten your seatbelts, Ranters, I hope you like riding rollercoasters! I’m Ivette Soler, a garden designer and writer who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. I have been designing since 1997, working primarily with the subtropical and succulent palette that thrives in my corner of the world. I started my blog, The Germinatrix, in 2004, and I have been enjoying a vibrant dialog with the online garden community ever sine. In 2011, Timber Press published my book “The Edible Front Yard“, in which I make the case for ridding ourselves of thirsty, dull front lawns in favor of beautiful, bountiful gardens that mix food with ornamentals. I am thrilled to be a part of this illustrious and opinionated group, and am looking forward to RANTING with all of you!
Let’s do a little speed-dating so you can get to know me better:
I am a Believer – I know that gardens and gardening can and will make this world a better place.
I am a Maximalist – I believe that more is more and more is better than less!
I am against Horticultural Xenophobia – If you believe that we must eliminate well-chosen exotics from our landscapes in favor of a natives-only palette, we might have words.
I am a Talker – I love to get into it! If you have anything you want to challenge me about, or if you want to dialog about anything I post, please comment away! My love of blogging is rooted in dialoging with a large number of passionate gardeners with diverse opinions. I will rant, and I expect you to RANT BACK
I cast a wide net – This is a big world, and I believe our gardens are more interesting when we open ourselves up to ideas other than those that come to us from the established gardening world. I am inspired by fine art, literature, product design, theatre, fashion … you get the picture. I will often bring in ideas from other areas of culture to our conversations about gardens and the way we garden.
I like exclamation points and sometimes … yes … ALL CAPS – I really talk like this!!!! I can’t help it!!!
I am eager to move the conversation about gardening and the place it has in our lives forward, so hop on, make sure you are strapped in tightly, and LET’S GO!