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Social Media Websites:http://www.facebook.com/susan.harris.5811 DCGardensByMonth
Posts by Susan Harris:
- Welcome New Ranter Thomas Christopher!
- Sign me up for a green burial, and make it decades from now
- Presidentially appointed but unpaid landscape architects making our spaces better
- Meadow Day in Maryland
- Lawn Alternative Update from the Scott Arboretum
- Can a Garden Contest Teach and Inspire?
- Swarthmore: One of the Most Beautiful Campuses in America
- Disabled Veterans Memorial Shines Despite its Location
- Protecting Turfgrass from Springsteen Fans is One Huge Job
- Garden clean-up for dry-climate groundcovers
- Surprising Garden Design Choices from 1930
- Confessions of a Garden Conservancy Open Day Volunteer
- Ellen DeGeneres ISO Gardener
- Amsonia, Aster and Capital Columns at the National Arboretum
- From Lawn to Portrait in Sand to Soccer Field
- Report from the Transition Zone: Sustainable Turfgrasses Tested at U.Md.
- 1952 Gardening Rule: “Display good taste and exercise restraint.”
- When Wildlife Gardens Look Like Gardens
- Potfuls of Coleus
- Give me spots on my apples and holes in my sweet potato vine
Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to co-founding GardenRant, she wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these fun projects:
- To promote the fabulous public gardens of the DC area, she’s developing DC Gardens to distribute images of the gardens by month. It’s aimed at the general public, both local and from out of town, and includes local information for newbie gardeners. It’ll launch in the spring of 2015.
- To promote her new hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937), Susan edits Greenbelt Live and curates the Greenbelt Youtube Channel. She’s also working with others to add new gardens and improve old ones in Old Greenbelt.
Susan still takes a special interest in alternatives to lawn and healthier lawn care, information about which has been collected by the Lawn Reform Coalition that she co-founded in 2009. The best way to follow the movement is on Facebook.
Contact Susan via email or by leaving a comment here.