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Ellen DeGeneres ISO Gardener

Anyone following Nick the Gardener on the Ellen Show knows that she helped him  land a part in a sequel to the Magic Mike movie. So now she’s looking for a new gardener – click here to apply.  Must be “hot, strong, and have that extra somethin’ somethin’.” I’m not a regular Ellen-watcher but have heard she […]

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Posted by on October 23, 2014 at 7:33 am   This post has 6 responses.

The enigma of Olmsted

Home tomorrow night? You can catch the newest documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted on PBS. Entitled Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, this is a basic overview of the seminal landscape architect’s career, starting with Central Park and ending with his final projects in Massachusetts and North Carolina. We’ve discussed...

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Posted by on June 19, 2014 at 8:00 am   This post has 10 responses.

Freaks of the Garden

More garden videos like this, please.

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Posted by on June 3, 2014 at 11:35 am   This post has 7 responses.

Reality show “Long Island Landscapers”?

And I was totally going to watch it – once,  just to report on it here. This is just one of several mock ads for reality shows promoting public television.  Keep fighting the good fight, PBS!

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Posted by on July 19, 2013 at 8:50 am   This post has 4 responses.

Love Downton, but Where are the Gardens?

Guest Rant by Layanee DeMerchant I confess; I’m caught up in the romance and intrigue of the PBS series, “Downton Abbey.” I’m enjoying the fashion, the opulence and the stunning backdrop of a castle, on top of the great acting and the fascinating changes going on in British society...

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Posted by on January 19, 2013 at 8:43 am   This post has 52 responses.

Martha Teichner gets Tangled in Weeds on CBS Sunday Morning

UPDATE:  If you missed the show, here’s the story about weeds.  And to answer a commenter asking about a book mentioned, it’s Foraged Flavor by Wong. From CBS, via press release: To some, weeds are the scourge of the earth, killing precious crops along the way. To others, however,...

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Posted by on August 17, 2012 at 10:25 pm   This post has 6 responses.

Lawns in the News, and Flower-Arranging Comes to PBS

TV Show about Lawns in Development We’ve been ranting for years now about the dearth of gardening shows on TV, so imagine my surprise to hear there’s a new show about lawns coming from Country Music Television!  Yeah, I’d never heard of them, either, but I’m told they’re the...

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Posted by on August 14, 2012 at 9:35 am   This post has 6 responses.

“Big Name” Gardening Website Coming Soon

Recently this message went out to the Yahoo group of one of Washington’s tonier neighborhoods, with the title “Beautiful perennial garden in back yard needed for TV Commercial.” Would anyone be interested in having a tv commercial shot in their back yard one day around the third week in...

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Posted by on July 24, 2012 at 7:00 am   This post has 13 responses.

Garden Party

I’ve been blabbing away about Garden Walk Buffalo, which is a free tour of only 380 or so gardens. What I should have mentioned is that is is the centerpiece of a larger, month-long garden festival that offers 1,000 gardens to visitors, including a a weekly Open...

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Posted by on July 23, 2012 at 7:19 am   This post has Comments Off.

HGTV as fake as we always thought

Like many of you, I stopped watching garden shows on HGTV when they effectively dropped the “G”.  But during my recent adventure in the buying and selling of houses – one each – I watched their real estate shows like a crazywoman.  Could not get enough of them, as...

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Posted by on June 20, 2012 at 10:49 am   This post has 41 responses.

A Chance to See “A Man Named Pearl” on Sunday

Susan has written about this movie before, here and here. Now the folks at Oprah's OWN network have contacted us to share a trailer and let us know that it will be airing on Sunday.  Check it out:   Watch the Trailer for A Man Named Pearl That pretty...

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 at 3:58 am   This post has 12 responses.

Aziz Ansari’s Nomenclature

Thanks to Andrew Pulte for sharing this.  Happy Wednesday, y'all.

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Posted by on August 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm   This post has 3 responses.

One Worm, Free to a Good Home

This comes to us from David Perry, an amazing photographer of gardens and other assorted stuff (see his photographs and a project he's working on with Debra Prinzing on sustainable cut flowers here) and–well–this is what David does in his spare time.  We pass it on to you.  ...

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Posted by on April 27, 2011 at 6:07 am   This post has 13 responses.

Growing a Greener World: Season One Wraps

  26 episodes.  8 months. 18 states.  36 cities. 254 stations. 4,058 tweets. Joe Lamp'l's PBS show Growing a Greener World has wrapped up its first season, and they've got a cool summary reel that looks back over their first year on the air. (It'll be worth watching through...

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Posted by on March 23, 2011 at 4:53 am   This post has 12 responses.

Really, a movie about garden gnomes? In 3D?

  When I first heard about the movie "Gnomeo and Juliet", I wasn't exactly optimistic about a movie about garden gnomes, especially if it's in 3D.  But here's what NPR's Kenneth Turan has to say about it: What's in a name, after all? No one could be more surprised...

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Posted by on February 14, 2011 at 4:43 am   This post has 9 responses.

Bring coleus back, bring it back tonight

Technically, it’s been solenostemon for years, but I don’t know anyone, even the most die-hard of botanical name purists, refer to it as anything but coleus. And that’s the way it should be. Joseph/Greensparrow Gardens has similar feelings about this and other preemptory and seemingly arbitrary scientific name changes....

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Posted by on February 12, 2011 at 5:00 am   This post has 6 responses.

English Garden Tools. We love them, yeah, yeah, yeah…

Imagine my delight when Clarington Forge sent a box of English garden tools all the way to northern California.  Genevieve Schmidt of NorthCoastGardening is known for making actual useful, instructive videos about garden tools–not the kind of rambling, intoxicated things we normally do on GardenRant — so Gen and...

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Posted by on December 1, 2010 at 3:32 am   This post has 33 responses.

Are Goats Stealing Landscaping Jobs?

I love this Goats v. Landscapers story on the Colbert Report.  You'll meet the Soprano-like owner of a yard maintenance company and a goat-services entrepreneur named Tammy.  The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c People Destroying America- Goats Steal Landscaping Jobs www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010...

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Posted by on October 16, 2010 at 8:11 am   This post has 9 responses.

We Watched the Oprah Audition Tapes So You Don’t Have To.

As you have no doubt heard by now, Oprah is holding an open casting call for would-be hosts for her new network.  Even the front runners are not particularly slick–I'm amazed that people who want to have their own TV show don't even bother to find a nice background...

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Posted by on July 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm   This post has 9 responses.

Inside 1-800-FLOWERS at 9 Tonight

I've never watched CBS's Undercover Boss but tonight's boss is in the flower biz, so I'll be there.  9 Eastern.

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Posted by on April 11, 2010 at 7:56 am   This post has 8 responses.
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