Time-Waster for the Office? No, Go Home!

BBC garden expert Alan Titchmarsh devotes nearly four hours (yes, I said four hours!) to the question of HOW to be a gardener–now what to do, but how to do it.  He starts by telling you to get out of the garden center and GO HOME.  Next up, sex.  Shameless sexual activity, in fact.  Watch […]

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Posted by on November 12, 2007 at 5:10 am   This post has 10 responses.

TV Update:
Gardeners Joyous about Global Warming

by Susan "WIRED SCIENCE"Have you seen this PBS show about science and technology?  It’s one of those fast-paced, Gen-X-friendly news magazines and its October 10 episode covered the effects of climate change on gardeners.  The narrator introduced us to two VERY pleased-looking gardeners somewhere in Minnesota, who told us...

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Posted by on November 6, 2007 at 4:19 am   This post has 8 responses.

Gardening with Ciscoe

Ciscoe Morris, Seattle’s resident garden expert, can be a bit of an acquired taste. I’ll admit that at first I wasn’t sure what to make of him.  He doesn’t have that slick HGTV, "Hi, I’m Bob, and I’m here with Jane to talk about easy tips for fall color"...

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Posted by on November 1, 2007 at 5:26 am   This post has 13 responses.

A Video Game for Gardeners?

Check out this video for Cultivation, a video game by Jason Rohrer. Described on YouTube as a game that "explores the social interactions within a gardening community. You lead one family of gardeners, starting with a single individual, and wise choices can keep your genetic line from extinction. While...

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Posted by on October 1, 2007 at 5:37 am   This post has 9 responses.

Lindsay Lohan Gardens, And Still No One Cares

Uninteresting celebrity and party girl Lindsay Lohan is off at Cirque Lodge in Sundance for rehab, and she’s taken up gardening.  According to one report: The Mean Girls star–who is currently residing at the Cirque Lodge rehabilitation center in Utah–took great pride in showing off her gardening skills to...

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Posted by on September 24, 2007 at 5:51 am   This post has one response.

Titan Arum,Time Lapse

 

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Posted by on September 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm   This post has 5 responses.

George Foreman, Master Gardener

Imagine this: You’re an enormous theme park and entertainment company. You’ve got 3500 acres of manicured, landscaped space in the middle of–what do you call it again?  Oh yeah, the happiest place on earth.  You want to show those gardens off, so who do you call?  George Foreman, of...

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Posted by on September 20, 2007 at 11:25 am   This post has 3 responses.

I had to see for myself: HGTV gardening shows, part one (plus hydrangea discussion)

All this talk about HGTV got me—well, maybe not intrigued—but at least mildly curious in an irritated way. I had to know what the deal was, so I taped a whole bunch, steeled myself, and watched—two of them. (So far.) This is really not my kind of thing; I...

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Posted by on August 26, 2007 at 4:00 am   This post has 14 responses.

HGTV Update

by SusanIt’s time to check in with the channel we love to rant about – Home and Garden Television, which many believe would be more accurately named Home Television.  (Yes, we seem to be losing our G.) HOSTThe most obvious change is the addition of Eric Stromer as uber-host...

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Posted by on August 18, 2007 at 6:54 am   This post has 9 responses.

Silly YouTube Videos

Why?  Because time-lapse photography of seeds germinating makes us inexplicably happy.

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Posted by on July 5, 2007 at 5:18 am   This post has 8 responses.

Gardening Experts – Wanna be a Video Star?

by Susan HarrisI recently surveyed video how-to sites – About, Expert Village and View-Do – and concluded that at least their gardening content is pretty bad.  (And how about the name View-Do itself?  Ick!) The UK’s Videojug has more professionally made gardening videos but I found them so dang...

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Posted by on June 26, 2007 at 3:03 am   This post has 8 responses.

On-Line Gardening Videos –
They’re free but are they worth anything?

I’ve surveyed general-interest video websites and here’s what’s available for gardeners and gardener wannabees in need of a little instruction.  Videos on gardening sites will be covered in a separate post. ABOUT.COMReaders may remember that I’ve ranted about this site, specifically about their landscaping writer’s lack of qualifications and...

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Posted by on May 29, 2007 at 3:46 am   This post has 9 responses.

More on HGTV’s campaign to alienate gardeners, plus thoughts on the co-opting of Master Gardeners

Are you ready for another gripe session about HGTV?  Here’s a little behind-the-scenes look at the station we love to rant about. A few weeks ago someone wrote to the local horticulture Yahoo group requesting a good-looking garden to use in an HGTV program.  It promised a chance to...

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Posted by on May 8, 2007 at 4:44 am   This post has 9 responses.

Edible Estates and the Foti Family

This just in from Treehugger TV– a short video on the Edible Estates project and the Foti family. More in our ongoing discussion about–well, ripping out the lawn, for starters. And when you’re done with that, check out Treehugger’s radio interview with Ed Begley, Jr.  

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Posted by on April 26, 2007 at 6:06 am   This post has 6 responses.

The Urban Homesteader in Los Angeles

We’ve always been a fan of the Path to Freedom project.  Anyone who drops out of the rat race, rips up the lawn, plants a vegetable garden, goes solar, and starts raising chickens gets our wholehearted support, but the Dervaes family did it in Pasadena, of all places.  A...

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Posted by on April 23, 2007 at 6:50 am   This post has 5 responses.

Richard Dawkins, Douglas Adams, and a Bee’s-Eye View of the Garden

Do you ever regret that you didn’t pay more attention during science class?  Wouldn’t all that botany knowledge be totally helpful right about now? Thanks to YouTube, you can sit in on a botany lecture anytime you want.  Today we present the first two parts of a lecture by...

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Posted by on April 19, 2007 at 5:40 am   This post has one response.

TV Jumps on the Green Bandwagon

Man, wouldn’t it get our attention to see Tony Soprano driving a sky-blue Prius on his way to whack somebody? Well, we won’t hold our breath.  But Sundance Channel is developing a new series called THE GREEN, starring none other than Robert Redford.  And Discovery Channel is rebranding their...

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Posted by on April 10, 2007 at 4:53 am   This post has 5 responses.

Who’s Your Daddy?

Unfortunately, the "embed" function has been disabled on this video, so you’re going to have to head right over to YouTube to watch these two amorous ladybugs get it on. What I love about this video is not so much the ladybug love itself–we’ve all seen it, and come...

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Posted by on March 18, 2007 at 9:28 am   This post has 7 responses.

Paul James – You’ve Got Mail, and on the Sorry State of HGTV

Paul’s show has been reduced from twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday to once on Saturday, a cutback of 75 percent for the mathematically challenged.  In some parts of the country his show is gone altogether.  "It was the only show I looked forward to besides ‘Monk’". Gone...

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Posted by on December 16, 2006 at 5:20 am   This post has 124 responses.

Who Needs a Plant-Sitter Over the Holidays When You’ve Got One of These?

It’s been too long since we’ve had a garden video.  Enjoy.

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Posted by on November 29, 2006 at 6:38 am   This post has 4 responses.
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