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 botanical illustrations. It’s quick and easy […]

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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.

Great Moments in Garden Writing

Despite Amy’s newness to the subject, I was finally convinced by the chapter called "Manual Labor"  that I was reading the story of a real gardener.  Real gardeners do serious work and sometimes wrench their backs so badly they fall in pain onto the ground, immobile "like a plant,...

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Posted by on August 1, 2006 at 6:46 am   This post has 12 responses.

We’ve Got Flair

But you knew that already.  Every now and then, the GardenRant IT Department emerges from its dark, chilly room filled with servers and whirring fans to deliver a cryptic message like this one.  We wish these people would get a hobby, like–oh, I don’t know–gardening, perhaps?  We’re getting behind...

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Posted by on July 24, 2006 at 11:41 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Department of Shameless Self-Promotion

Maybe you’ve seen it already, but if you haven’t, go check out my behind-the-scenes look at a gerbera greenhouse and at the cut flower industry overall.  You can see it on YouTube.

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Getting it Right on Digital Gardening

Below the fold here and just between us, I can’t resist poking Gardening How-To to do better in other parts of its gardening coverage, most especially in one of our favorite topic areas of late – lawn care.  Both the full feature article and the single page of member...

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Posted by on June 28, 2006 at 12:03 pm   This post has one response.

Doing the math on garden blogs

A San Francisco Chronicle story about garden blogs points out that: Roughly 37 million blogs existed as of May 1, according to Technorati, a Web site that tracks blogs and blog use. Technorati lists 376 gardening blogs. All right, somebody needs to get busy.  Thanks to the Chron for...

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Posted by on June 22, 2006 at 1:44 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Come in, Houston

Heather Galindo of the Houston Chronicle has this to say about – funny thing – the bloggers of Garden Rant. Best Gardening Blogs (and what I’ve learned from them) When I started garden blogging, I (in true only child fashion) thought I was being wildly innovative. As it turns...

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Posted by on June 11, 2006 at 5:13 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Today the Region, Tomorrow the World

The Sacramento Bee recently awarded this nice superlative to our Amy: Best regional blog: Dirt http://dirtbyamystewart.blogspot.com A fascinating and informative blog from Amy Stewart, a popular speaker and writer who lives in Eureka. You may have read or heard about her books, which include, "The Earth Moved: On the...

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Even CNN Reads Gardening Blogs

Our favorite excerpts from CNN’s recent round-up of gardening blogs: In "Sign of the Shovel," Michele Owens writes about her upstate New York gardens (and other matters) in a distinctive and quirky voice. Among her gardening principles, she includes "Add manure. There. That’s all the advice you’ll get from...

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