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GardenRant Announces New Partners!

Since 2006 GardenRant has been the work of four opinionated gardeners doing their best to “uproot the gardening world,” with occasional help from guests adding their voices to the mix.  But now that’s changed, with the addition of three new GardenRant partners as regular Voices over there in the sidebar.  We’re proud and excited to […]

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 at 9:42 am   This post has 8 responses.

GardenRant now on Facebook

After 7 years online, GardenRant has (finally) joined the throngs on Facebook, where these days you apparently MUST be.   Despite its many irksome practices, I like Facebook myself and find it an easy way to follow relatives, long-lost friends and the media outlets and TV programs I’m addicted to. ...

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Posted by on July 6, 2013 at 8:06 am   This post has 9 responses.

Plant Delights Names Names

Tony  Avent had a lot of fun with people’s guesses, but as promised, released this version of their catalog with tags for all the faces.   So commenters, here ya go. Oops – seems that the tags don’t show up here.  So, click here to see it on the Plant...

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Posted by on January 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Plant Delights, Who ARE these People?

The beloved/hated/always buzzworthy Plant Delights catalog cover has done it again, with its just-released 2013 version.  And what a hoot that the Ranters are all there!  (Upper left). So now for shut-ins and compulsives in any situation, can you name all these gardeners? I’ll start.  Clockwise from the Ranters...

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Posted by on December 30, 2012 at 1:16 pm   This post has 18 responses.

It’s a Miracle! Scotts backs off You Can Grow That

… grow the YCGT campaign! Happy endings to stories that involve corporations vs. individuals are all too rare, so we’re very pleased to report that garden writer C.L. Fornari will be able to continue her “You Can Grow That” campaign without any opposition from Scotts Miracle-Gro. As she just...

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Posted by on September 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm   This post has 34 responses.

Michele swoons over Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Pictures must be taken!  Even without a single bloom in the shot.  (Here's one with cherry blossoms.)  You can just barely tell from here, but the acreage around the columns is meadow, not mowed. Next, the columns up close. These columns from the U.S. Capitol were deemed not substantial...

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Posted by on June 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm   This post has 6 responses.

Bossy Boots is coming to my Garden~!

In five years, no Ranter has ever seen my garden, but that's about to change.  Michele is working in the D.C. area as I type and will be visiting me on Friday.  Says she's dying to see my garden.  Which looks like crap. Like most gardens in late June. ...

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Posted by on June 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm   This post has 5 responses.

Look who else has an anniversary

  In the last post I mentioned the recent 5-year anniversary of a particular green roof and sure, we're all pro-green roof here.  But it reminded me that this very blog went online exactly 5 years ago yesterday.  It was fun in that very first week – back when...

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm   This post has 13 responses.

To Barbara Damrosch, “Mwah” and back at ya!

In her article "The Best Gardening Periodicals, Forums and Blogs", Barbara Damrosch recommends two blogs.  First, Kitchen Gardeners International's blog, then: "The other blog is Garden Rant (www.gardenrant.com ), which gives good information, hosts lively and knowledgeable guest ranters, and is anchored by four outstandingly uppity women, excellent writers...

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Posted by on January 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm   This post has 9 responses.

Mike Nowak serves Mimosas

First, who IS this guy?  Why, it’s Mike Nowak, garden writer and Chicago-area radio personality.  And personality he has in spades, as evidenced by his going snark-to-snark and rant-to-rant with three of us on his August 15 radio show.  Listen for yourself. Then there’s the stunt he pulled during...

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Posted by on August 26, 2010 at 5:35 am   This post has 2 responses.

Mouse and Trowel Finalists are Up!

Here they are, and we thank GardenRant readers for honoring us in the categories of Best Writing and Blog of the Year.  And thanks again to Colleen for making it all happen.

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Posted by on May 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm   This post has Comments Off.

3 out of 4 newspapers don’t bother to cover gardening

They just run an article once a year to say how popular it is. So we all know that 3 out of 4 Americans are gardening, and that vegetable growing is teh bomb.  Fine, wonderful, in fact. But it would be even better if the popularity of gardening was...

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Posted by on March 30, 2010 at 4:57 am   This post has 29 responses.

We love our guest ranters

And to show just how much we love them, we had these badges created for them to display on their own blogs, or to use in some other way we look forward to seeing.  (T-shirts, anyone?) The GardenRant Guest badge goes to the 30-some garden writers who've come here...

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Posted by on January 16, 2010 at 4:46 am   This post has 13 responses.

Hottest Garden Rants of 2009

 It's time for our favorite tradition here at GardenRant headquarters – the yearly round-up of Top Rants as determined by the number of comments.  (We exclude contests because they always get lots of comments – for entirely different reasons.   For the curious, our Hottest Giveaways of 2009 were for...

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Posted by on January 1, 2010 at 6:04 am   This post has 11 responses.

Horticulture Mag Reads Blogs

And managing editor Patty Craft lists 20 of them as top blogs in this month’s issue. I was happy to see most of my own favorites among them but quite a few that are new to me.  (So are these “top” or Patty’s own discoveries?  I think the list...

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Posted by on November 21, 2009 at 5:07 am   This post has 18 responses.

Gardenbloggers on WowoWow.com

WowoWow is a woman-owned and -run website with lots of high-powered women at the helm (Lily Tomlin, Lesley Stahl, Whoopi Goldberg, Marlo Thomas, etc) but until now there was no sign of gardening on the site.  Well, that was then and this is 2009 and they're getting into gardening,...

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Posted by on August 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm   This post has 6 responses.

OMG, Wicked Plants is the cover story.

On "CBS Sunday Morning", and I'll report on it shortly.  Started at 9 Eastern, Amy's segment will be at about 9:05.  Well, it was long and meaty and Martha Teichner did a great job.  And Amy's a star. Hope they put it online.

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Posted by on August 2, 2009 at 6:05 am   This post has 11 responses.

Wicked Plants and Amy on “CBS Sunday Morning”

This Sunday at 9 a.m. Eastern – unless some really big news breaks between now and then, of course.  Notice a couple of on-topic stories on their website right now - one about the legalization of medical marijuana and another about Project Laundry List, the outdoor-laundry-drying campaign.  

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Posted by on July 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm   This post has 4 responses.

Catch Amy and the Professors in Parade

Here's Amy's how-to turn in America's Sunday magazine, called "Get a Beautiful Garden Now".  It's full of tips and myth-busters from two of our favorite hort profs – Jeff Gillman and Linda Chalker-Scott.  Now let's discuss among ourselves. - A gardening friend actually cornered me at the July 4th...

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Posted by on July 5, 2009 at 4:04 am   This post has 6 responses.

Wicked Plants on NPR

Say, did you hear Amy's segment on NPR's Morning Edition this am? If not, here it is. I love the closing music: one of my faves.

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Posted by on June 19, 2009 at 6:27 am   This post has 5 responses.
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