Eat This, Real Gardens
I HAVE A HEAT TOOTH!!! Not a sweet tooth, a HEAT TOOTH! I love hot peppers. I have been honing my tolerance for heat for a few years now, and at this point I can take a bite out of a habañero and not pass out or vomit. It...
Posted by Ivette Soler on August 25, 2015 at 11:34 pm. This post has 8 responses.
Gardening on the Planet, Unusually Clever People
At this time of year, I often prefer hiking to gardening. Late summer is my favorite time for the plants that grow wild in the parks and the preserves of Western New York, and the more common they are, the better I like them. They don’t even have to...
Posted by Elizabeth Licata on August 25, 2015 at 8:11 am. This post has 12 responses.
The Book, available next month from Timber Press, is the story of the garden from its very own gardeners. And Chanticleer Garden is a garden that’s designed and managed, not just cared for by gardeners, so they reveal more than pretty images – though Rob Cardillo’s are amazing. It’s called...
Posted by Susan Harris on August 21, 2015 at 8:17 am. This post has 2 responses.
Designs, Tricks, and Schemes
I’m by no means a whiz in the kitchen, and honestly, I prefer to eat my garden veggies raw when possible. However, they are piling up! This week, I dipped my toe in the water with a couple of refrigerator-canning projects. They turned out to be pretty easy, so...
Posted by Evelyn Hadden on August 19, 2015 at 2:25 am. This post has 6 responses.
Everybody's a Critic, Unusually Clever People
She kills me. As Garden Rant co-founder Amy Stewart moves into longform fiction, she demonstrates again her powers to surprise, entertain, and inform. Stewart’s latest book, Girl Waits with Gun, is a period adventure novel based on a 1914-15 true story—that of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs....
Posted by Elizabeth Licata on August 18, 2015 at 9:14 am. This post has 3 responses.
“CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Steve Hartman confesses his addiction to weeding after Neil Diboll helped him create a meadow. Here’s the video and here’s more on the story.
Posted by Susan Harris on August 17, 2015 at 9:23 am. This post has 2 responses.
Ministry of Controversy
Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, co-founder of the game-changing Garden Professors Blog and award-winning author, happened upon a lawn-care article in Consumer Reports and didn’t like what she saw – a mash-up of garden myths and misinformation. No citations to actual research in sight. So she posted her review of the article here...
Posted by Susan Harris on August 14, 2015 at 7:53 am. This post has 6 responses.
It's the Plants, Darling, What's Happening
David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss helped smooth my horrible mood swings with daylilies. I had loved a few daylilies and left them. I once grew an acre of the things in commercial production, in addition to growing a wide selection of perennials and wildflowers. There was nothing extravagant about...
Posted by Allen Bush on August 12, 2015 at 6:59 am. This post has 19 responses.
But is it Art?, Gardening on the Planet
Just stop by one of Jenny Kendler’s seed stations, located at strategic spots on Buffalo’s East Side, as well as other Western New York locations, and grab a pack of seeds. The project, titled Rewilding New York, is intended to reintroduce native plants to the urban center, providing sustenance...
Posted by Elizabeth Licata on August 11, 2015 at 8:53 am. This post has 4 responses.
Guest Rant by Janet Belding Cape Cod is being eaten each year, not by Jaws nipping at the coastline, but by forces away from the beach, high in the treetops. Below: Parasitic wasp attacking gypsy moth caterpillar. Credit: USDA. The winter moths arrive first, beginning as charming green inch-worms...
on August 10, 2015 at 10:45 am. This post has 4 responses.
What to call the plant-obsessed people attending the Perennial Plant Association’s shindig last week in Baltimore? Terms like “geek” and “nerd” seem better suited to people who stay out of the sun, so I’ll call us (me, included) fanatics – in a good way. And I’d never encountered more...
Posted by Susan Harris on August 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm. This post has 7 responses.
One of the big perks of moving to the west has been an increase in opportunities to create habitat for hummingbirds. I planted many of my new garden plants with an eye toward ensuring nectar sources through the seasons for these fascinating creatures, and I’ve been rewarded by seeing...
Posted by Evelyn Hadden on August 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm. This post has 26 responses.
It’s been up around 90 over the past few weeks or so, but a comforting(?) reminder that cooler days await exists on Buffalo’s East Side, near the large Art Deco Central Terminal, a grand train station that is no longer in use. The big black pile of what looks...
Posted by Elizabeth Licata on August 4, 2015 at 7:49 am. This post has 4 responses.
It's the Plants, Darling
I’m in the mood to post photos of the plants that are doing the best in my garden right now, starting with these sun-tolerant Coleuses (with one ‘Rubrum’ Pennisetum in the mix). They were stars in these pots last year, so I’m sticking with them. One more. ‘City Lights’ and...
Posted by Susan Harris on July 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm. This post has 19 responses.
Real Gardens, Uncategorized
I’m vacationing in Northern California this week, on the Russian River, enjoying a break from the bleak, scorching brightness of LA. It is very hot here as well, but the heat is mitigated by the deep, nearly mystical shade from the redwood trees. Driving into Guerneville, I couldn’t help...
Posted by Ivette Soler on July 29, 2015 at 1:51 am. This post has 10 responses.