Global Warming in the Garden

Is global warming wreaking havoc on gardeners’ planting schemes?  Will climate zones have to be redrawn?  Should gardeners tear up their old gardening books because their advice is no longer useful?  Simon Busch weighs in on the pages of the Financial Times–and quotes our very own charming and witty Michele Owens. Boon, though, or bane? […]

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Posted by on April 9, 2007 at 6:56 am   This post has Comments Off.

Scooped by an Aussie!

We don’t know how he got the word, but our hats are off to Stuart Robinson for his most excellent sleuthing.  More coming soon on this breaking news!

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Posted by on April 1, 2007 at 8:27 am   This post has 2 responses.

Garden Design on Garden Rant

“Pithy, hysterically funny, with poignant news and views of all aspects of the garden world. Don’t miss their Manifesto!” That’s what Garden Design says about Garden Rant in their March issue. Referring to us as a “national blog,” writer Maureen Gilmer introduces readers of the magazine to the world...

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Posted by on February 21, 2007 at 4:30 am   This post has 11 responses.

Graham Rice’s Top 10 Blogs

Over on Transatlantic Plantsman, Graham is ever-so-helpful to his newbie blog-readers back home in England.  It’s Blogging 101, plus some more advanced details I’m still confused about myself.  (Feedburner "Subscribe Here" creates emails to readers of your new posts?  And how’s that different from using a blog-reader?)  But Graham...

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Posted by on February 18, 2007 at 7:26 am   This post has 11 responses.

Welcome, Dallas Readers

Mariana Greene, garden writer for the Dallas Morning News (one of the top five newspapers in the U.S.) doesn’t just say nice things about Flower Confidential; she also writes that she first discovered Amy right here on GardenRant and is a regular reader.   And in the seventh paragraph –...

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Posted by on February 16, 2007 at 9:28 pm   This post has 6 responses.

A GardenRant Meet-Up

After a year of scheming via email and only one phone call, I finally met GardenRant’s illustrious instigator, Ms. Amy Stewart.  In D.C. to promote Flower Confidential, Amy wowed ‘em wherever she went – the flower-craving crowds at the U.S. Botanic Gardens and Four Seasons Garden Club, book-buyers at...

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Posted by on February 10, 2007 at 5:24 am   This post has 6 responses.

Amy Takes the Times On a Tour

Don’t miss the terrific piece about Ranter Amy Stewart in the New York Times today.  The author of the delicious and delightful new book Flower Confidential, Amy spends a morning with Charles McGrath in New York City’s flower district, and shows him the weird combination of natural beauty and...

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Posted by on February 9, 2007 at 6:44 am   This post has 2 responses.

The Renegade Likes Us, He Really Likes Us

Thanks, Don, for selecting GardenRant as a Top Pick.  Those are some mighty kind words.  Back at ya.

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Posted by on January 31, 2007 at 5:23 pm   This post has Comments Off.

We ♥ Gardens Illustrated

BBC’s classy, glossy Gardens Illustrated mag has recommended GardenRant and even sent us a hard copy for our perusal.  And sure enough, in their Mixed Media column we see this mention: Gardenrant.com – an American site, very to-the-point, by people who are "in love with real, rambling, chaotic, dirty,...

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Posted by on January 28, 2007 at 5:28 am   This post has 5 responses.

Thanks, National Gardening Association

We appreciate this nice endorsement from Kathy Bond Borie, New England Editor for the National  Gardening Association, under "Web Finds": Garden Rant Okay, now that you’ve ordered your seeds and plants, repotted all your houseplants, and readied your supplies for the seed-starting race in a few weeks, what to...

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Posted by on January 20, 2007 at 7:55 pm   This post has Comments Off.

From Blog Post to Spread in Glossy National Mag – Yeah!

Hey, guys, remember my recent post called "Me and My Landscape Architect"?  Well, here it is again, reprinted as a 3-page spread in a classy national magazine.  Yes, Landscape Architecture Magazine bought it, along with some photos, and it’s now appearing in their January issue, including the credit line: "Excerpted...

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Posted by on January 18, 2007 at 4:22 am   This post has 13 responses.

Help us Welcome our New GardenRanter

And you already know her – it’s Elizabeth Licata of Gardening While Intoxicated, author of our Hottest Rant of 2006.  We invited her to join us because we love her writing and her nose for a good story; plus we’re impressed as hell by the important work she’s doing...

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Posted by on January 7, 2007 at 4:05 am   This post has 5 responses.

Blogging about Us

“Well written and funny as hell.”  Starre Vartan of Eco-Chick. “The Greatest Garden Site on the Web.  Garden Rant, oh yes.  That’s what it’s about.  Plain talk that is honest. The Garden Ranters are farther along on the continuum of my own journey in gardening and I am in...

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Posted by on December 26, 2006 at 11:41 am   This post has Comments Off.

Welcome, Landscape Architects

Hey, Dave Connell – editor of the American Society of Landscape Architects website – thanks for recommending us to your readers, and back at ya.  I couldn’t help giving you a poke about the spirited discussions we’ve been having lately about design.  And yes, we’d love to hear from...

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Posted by on November 2, 2006 at 4:44 pm   This post has Comments Off.

Rant on the Radio

A few months ago, I had a chance to do a live radio broadcast from the Santa Fe Farmers Market with Bob Ross, landscape architect, garden design consultant, and host of KSFR’s "Gardens, Food, and Santa Fe."  (Well, actually, I was live, and he was live, but the show...

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Posted by on October 29, 2006 at 1:31 pm   This post has one response.

Michele Owens Totally Rocks

So there I am at the grocery store, flipping through O, the Oprah magazine, when I see the face of a friend:  our own Michele Owen’s story on flowers appears in the November issue, right after a story on the fashion secrets of famous designers.  So if you’re not...

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Posted by on October 16, 2006 at 6:37 am   This post has one response.

Welcome, Canadian Gardeners!

Lorraine Flanigan at Canadian Gardening magazine named GardenRant her site of the month for October.  (I always wanted to be Miss October!) She says:  "Garden Rant has its pulse on the gardening world and views it through a passionate, and often wacky, lens." Passionate and often wacky. Put that...

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Posted by on October 3, 2006 at 9:29 pm   This post has one response.

Thanks, GreenGirl!

A quick shout-out to GreenGirl at the Star Tribune for her kind post about GardenRant.  Eco-nerds, indeed!  She’s got lots of interesting links and other stuff over there–check it out.

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Posted by on September 26, 2006 at 4:56 pm   This post has Comments Off.

Thanks, Mo!

Thanks to garden writer Maureen Gilmer for her kind words about GardenRant.  She says, " These chicks are smart and witty, and have obviously been around the garden…" You’re damn right.  But here’s what we really wanted to tell you:  Mo has produced a cool new e-book all about...

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Posted by on September 25, 2006 at 6:21 am   This post has 4 responses.

GardenRanter Moonlights as MovieRanter

Will readers indulge me in a quick off-topic plug?  The Queen of Elderbloggers, Ronni Bennett, invited me to write a review of the indie movie "Boynton Beach Club," and the results are up now on her outstanding site, Time Goes By.  The back story of how this guest-blogging thing...

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Posted by on September 24, 2006 at 3:02 am   This post has Comments Off.
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