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New Podcast Discovery: “Still Growing”

I’ve complained about the dearth of gardening podcasts and one of my favorites seems to have even gone dormant. But when I came across three podcasts about this year’s Garden Blogger Fling in Minneapolis, which I actually attended, I had to give a listen, and so discovered probably the hardest working gardening podcaster in the […]

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Posted by on December 2, 2016 at 10:00 am   This post has 5 responses.

For Giving Tuesday, consider Kids Gardening

Today only, donations to Kids Gardening will be doubled, up to $10,000.

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 at 8:05 am   This post has no responses.

Red-Free Holiday Decorations!

Same-old holiday decorations, dominated by your basic Crayola red, give me the bah-humbugs faster than “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on repeat play. So the holiday display that opened yesterday at the U.S. Botanic Garden is a relief and a respite for this perennial Scrooge because red seems to have been...

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Posted by on November 25, 2016 at 8:47 am   This post has 4 responses.

Cellar Holes

I took a break from leaf clean-up the other day (one of the penalties I pay for my garden’s wonderful woodland site) and took a walk to enjoy the late fall woods. This presents a very different aspect at this season, for with the leaves all down, the interior...

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Posted by on November 21, 2016 at 7:30 am   This post has 10 responses.

Bulb-Forcing Videos

Forcing spring-blooming bulbs is a popular topic here on the Rant, thanks to Elizabeth, our bulb-forcer extraordinaire. She inspired us at Good Gardening Videos to find videos demonstrating bulb-forcing to recommend to viewers – people like me who learn best by being shown. These 8 videos on the topic have...

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Posted by on November 12, 2016 at 7:03 pm   This post has 4 responses.

“Most Beautiful Bike Trail in the East”

Need some calming images? I sure do, so I’m sharing a few from my glorious visit to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware last week, where I greeted this sunrise. I always rent a bike at the beach, then cruise around slowly, admiring the residential landscaping. But for this visit I took...

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Posted by on November 11, 2016 at 9:44 am   This post has one response.

Marijuana, the Hottest Plant in Horticulture

Have you noticed what’s on the shelves in the gardening section of what’s left of book stores? LOTS of new or newly updated guides to growing marijuana, medical or otherwise. The bookstore-challenged can search “marijuana horticulture” on Amazon and find over 400 titles! Marijuana blogs are also hot, reporting on...

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Posted by on November 4, 2016 at 8:35 am   This post has 12 responses.

3 Take-aways from Garden Writer Meet-ups

I love hanging out with other garden writers, and have done quite a bit of that this year – at several local and regional events and especially, the Garden Blogger Fling in Minneapolis and the Garden Writers conference in Atlanta. I caught up with old friends, made new ones, and...

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Posted by on October 21, 2016 at 2:53 am   This post has 14 responses.

Preserving the White House Kitchen Garden

The White House Kitchen Garden was in the news last week, as Michelle Obama dedicated the garden and unveiled other “updates” made to preserve the garden. Via the White House: Making the garden even more accessible to kids and world leaders alike, the updates include establishing a revised layout with a...

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Posted by on October 10, 2016 at 7:22 am   This post has 2 responses.

Lawn-Less Solutions in my Townhouse Garden

You’ve seen Part 1 of the Garden Clips videos of my garden and now Part 2 is up! In this tour of my back garden I opined a bit about lawn reduction, and of course the plants I use instead. Scroll down for a bit more about the plants mentioned....

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Posted by on September 30, 2016 at 8:30 am   This post has one response.

Leaf Morphology is Surprisingly Marvelous

I recently attended this tour at the U.S. Botanic Garden, despite my doubts that the topic of leaf structures – leaf morphology – would be marvelous, as promised, but darned if it wasn’t! I maintain my skepticism that a talk by another expert could put me to sleep but...

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Posted by on September 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm   This post has one response.

On Video: Bulb-Planting in the Fall

New from Good Gardening Videos is our juicy selection of 14 videos about spring-blooming bulbs – general how-to, specific types, how to naturalize and two cool ways to pot them up. If you’re already an experienced bulb-gardener, maybe you know someone who could be coaxed into planting something if...

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Posted by on September 22, 2016 at 9:05 am   This post has one response.

My Townhouse Garden on Video!

Readers may remember my post about a guy who grew up blocks from my home and is now a videographer in New Haven, CT.  For fun, this son of a landscape architect and gardener himself makes videos about plants and gardens, usually featuring the director of the botanic garden...

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Posted by on September 16, 2016 at 6:28 am   This post has 3 responses.

The Season’s Last Hurrah and a Surprising New Beginning

  There are a few weeks left in my long, fitful gardening season. I will be busy trying to nail those lingering mischievous weeds. (How can I miss weeds, that I pass every day, with seed heads the size of Big Ben?) At the end of September I’ll put...

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Posted by on September 14, 2016 at 9:41 am   This post has 30 responses.

State Fair in the Big City

The DC State Fair, now in its 7th year, calls itself a “free showcase of the region’s agricultural and artistic talents” and a “celebration of all things homegrown: food, music, art and entertainment for everyone.” And of course it’s not at a county fairgrounds but in the middle of Washington, D.C....

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Posted by on September 9, 2016 at 7:26 am   This post has 2 responses.

Guide to Videos about Fall Crops and Harvesting

Here’s the latest seasonal guide at Good Gardening Videos – this one about vegetable gardening in the fall. The videos listed (so far) are by the University of Maryland, Fine Gardening Magazine, and Renee’s Garden, and we thank them for teaching gardening well. More videos are being added as our search continues...

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Posted by on August 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Promoting biodiversity on the local airwaves

In May I talked to Doug Tallamy when he visited Buffalo to give a talk, and reported on it here. I recorded our conversation and finally finished a radio segment for our local NPR affiliate, WBFO. These segments can only be about 3 and a half minutes, tops, so...

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Posted by on August 18, 2016 at 8:35 am   This post has 4 responses.

Wild Designer Makes “Beautiful Places for People to Love”

Rant readers know that we love Thomas Rainer’s work and his book Planting in a Post-Wild World (here’s Evelyn’s describing the aha’s she got from it), but there’s another game-changing landscape architect I hadn’t heard of til recently, one who may be having an even greater impact through her ginormous...

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Posted by on August 5, 2016 at 1:12 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Youth Gardens, Watering, Lawn Care and More – the Latest Videos

Here’s the latest of my roughly monthly e-newsletters about Good Gardening Videos, dated today: Youth Gardens Just before the the National Children and Youth Garden Symposium met last month, GGVideos gathered together as many youth-garden videos as we could find to show attendees what’s being done and encourage more people to make videos of...

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Posted by on August 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm   This post has 3 responses.

Norma’s Collectables and Cactus

Attention shoppers! The world’s largest Yard Sale is approaching. Four days, August 4 – 7, along 690 miles of U.S. Highway 127, from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama, you will find more lamp shades, hub caps, ragged sofas, wire cutters, scuffed-up golf balls and used baby shoes than you...

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Posted by on July 27, 2016 at 7:45 am   This post has 8 responses.
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