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 Parade to express her shock that […]

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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.

Common-sense veg-growing in Oprah’s magazine

Pick up the June issue and you'll notice a familiar face – our own Michele O urging us to "forget the myth of the $20 tomato".  Her practical and passionate approach is laid out in these simple steps: 1.  Pick a spot, any sunny spot, for your garden.2.  Dig...

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Posted by on May 23, 2009 at 5:28 am   This post has 11 responses.

The Wicked Ms. Stewart in the NY Times

Catch an inside look at the life and poisonous garden of our Amy in today's New York Times.  The slide show reveals the bargain-priced Victorian she and Scott found, her attic library, and my fave, Amy playing with her chickens. And the caption to the lead photo here actually...

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Posted by on May 21, 2009 at 3:41 am   This post has 9 responses.

Mackenzie Carpenter gets gardenblogging

As a feature writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mackenzie Carpenter has to cover politics but for pure enjoyment she gets to also cover gardening.  And lucky readers get her highly entertaining feature about garden blogs in today's edition.  It describes blogs as livelier, perkier and more passionate than other...

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Posted by on March 30, 2009 at 5:13 am   This post has 5 responses.

Garden Coaching in Organic Gardening Magazine, Finally

Man, talk about lead time – a whole year.  Garden photog extraordinaire Rob Cardillo spent hours shooting my garden last April and in September I delivered the text about springtime garden-coaching and voila – it’s in my hands and on the stands!  And looking good.  Here’s one of Rob’s...

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Posted by on March 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm   This post has 6 responses.

Why the Bloggies suck

There is a category for gossip, but not for gardening. When I looked at this year’s ballot, and saw the relatively small number of categories—small, when you consider that it is an international competition with potentially millions of eligible winners—at first I just shrugged. Who am I to quibble,...

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Posted by on January 7, 2009 at 5:00 am   This post has 13 responses.

GardenRant on “Growing a Greener World”

Joe Lamp’l's 15-minute interview with me about GardenRant may be more than you really want to know about us.  But in case you have a perverse amount of curiosity about Behind the Scenes at GardenRant, here’s the link.  The interview with me starts at about the 5-minute mark.

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Posted by on January 3, 2009 at 2:50 pm   This post has 3 responses.

Hottest Rants of 2008

Another New Year’s tradition here at GardenRant Headquarters is to see which posts of the hundreds from the prior year stirred the most comments from our outspoken readers.  (See the Hottest Posts of 2006 and 2007.) So without further ado and in ascending order, the Top Rants of 2008...

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Posted by on January 1, 2009 at 5:06 am   This post has 6 responses.

Garden Rant on HomeGrown

On Sunday (12/14) Susan did an interview with the hosts of the HomeGrown radio show, Bob Hill and Jeneen Wiche. HomeGrown airs on Louisville’s public radio station, WFPL. Hill and Wiche talk to Susan about Garden Rant for a few minutes during this episode, which then goes on to...

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Posted by on December 15, 2008 at 6:17 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Get Your Keen Gardening Friends Right Here

A shout-out to Valerie Easton at the Seattle Times for her round-up of garden blogs, which includes Margaret Roach (of Martha Stewart fame), our friend Jane Berger at GardenDesignOnline, GardenRant, and others. Thanks, Valerie!

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Posted by on December 1, 2008 at 5:36 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Gardening Blogs in the Baltimore Sun -
Read it and Weep?

Sure, you could feel sorry for me when you read in this B’more Sun article that before I started blogging "I was lonely."  The poor gardener toiling alone in her 1/3-acre garden for 23 years, pre-blogging, with no one to talk to.  Fast forward to GardenRant, where I’ve seemingly...

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Posted by on November 9, 2008 at 3:21 am   This post has 8 responses.

And the winners are …

Check out the Blotanical awards results. Congratulations to Susan, whose Sustainable Gardening Blog won for best organic. Garden Rant won for best design, and some friends have won multiple awards, including Carol/May Dreams, Pam/Digging, and Frances/Faire Gardens. We all know managing these award projects is a lot of work,...

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Posted by on September 28, 2008 at 7:19 am   This post has 6 responses.

“Amy Stewart: Maverick Garden Writer”

I swear that’s the title of Linda McIntyre’s interview with Amy in this month’s The American Gardener - pretty timely, huh?  And here’s my favorite quote: "We want to be opinionated and irreverent on GardenRant and get away from plant lists and ‘how-to’ articles.  We won’t please everyone; sometimes...

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Posted by on September 9, 2008 at 4:31 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Our Blogger of Note

The mighty forces of Blogger.com have spoken.  Out of their untold millions of blogs they’ve chosen as a Blog of Note the wonderful Gardening While Intoxicated by our own Eliz.  She posted this nice welcome to the thousands of new readers who noticed her on Blogger’s home page.  (Click...

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Posted by on June 14, 2008 at 3:41 am   This post has 7 responses.

Thanks and congratulations!

The Mousies have been announced. On behalf of the Ranters I thank you all for voting us Best Writing in a Garden Blog and our hearty congratulations to the other winners. Especially Carol/May Dreams with 5! Wow! I’d add that over the last year I’ve been reading many more...

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Posted by on May 15, 2008 at 8:54 am   This post has 2 responses.

Dishing the dirt on Garden Voices

Ever wondered about the evolution of Garden Voice, its ups and downs, including the corporate takeovers? Of course you have. Check out this great interview on Human Flower Project with Caren White, moderator of Garden Voices. Other blogs are mentioned, as well as trends in the garden blogging world....

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Posted by on May 4, 2008 at 6:19 pm   This post has one response.

Working moms who garden…AND blog about it

by Susan Elizabeth and I were all ears when we were in Austin for the Gardenblogger Spring Fling – she’s already reported hearing a complaint that our Manifesto is off-putting (say it isn’t so!)  And I heard this complaint from more than one GardenRant reader: Why doesn’t Michele post...

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Posted by on April 15, 2008 at 10:49 am   This post has 14 responses.

Mouse and Trowel Finalists are Up!

Here they are, fresh off Colleen’s keyboard.  Good news – there’s lots of new names in the list, so lots of promising links to explore before final voting. Here at GardenRant we’re pleased as punch to have earned your nominations for: Garden Blog of the Year Best North American...

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Posted by on April 15, 2008 at 3:23 am   This post has 4 responses.

Read Michele’s Story of Detroit’s Gardeners in Oprah Magazine

We’ve seen a few hints of Michele’s obvious familiarity with the farming scene in Detroit but finally, we get to read the whole story – in the April issue of O Magazine.  Rant readers won’t be at all surprised by this assertion: The fact is that farming in or...

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Posted by on March 8, 2008 at 7:15 am   This post has 5 responses.
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