Stripper-turned-Landscaper Debuts on Oprah

Hey Stuart, thanks for alerting us to Aussie Jamie Durie’s debut on "Oprah".  Quoting Stuart: "He’s a perpetual celebrity fave and his charismatic personality has increased gardening’s image to wide audiences here in Oz."  But what Stuart didn’t report – surely proof that he’s of the hetero persuasion – is the news that Durie is […]

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Posted by on November 28, 2006 at 4:59 am   This post has 9 responses.

John Woo’s Gardening Tips

What if John Woo, director of Mission Impossible II, had a gardening show?

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Posted by on August 24, 2006 at 6:35 am   This post has 5 responses.

The Garden Gnome Chomsky

It’s time once again for our all-too-infrequent feature in which we present the most extraordinary and most obscure garden videos the Internet has to offer.  Send us yours, won’t you?  But don’t forget to read our friendly, simple guidelines first. And now, this.  From the truly remarkable people at...

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Posted by on July 27, 2006 at 6:21 am   This post has 2 responses.

Designer Matt James, Easy on the Eyes

My research reveals more reasons to cast your vote for Matt: His "heroes" start with the gods Paul McCartney and Jimmy Hendrix and continue in the garden design world with Piet Oudolf, Alan Titchmarsh, and Noel Kingsbury.  (He left me in the dark after Oudolf, so I’ll be looking...

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Posted by on July 23, 2006 at 3:48 am   This post has 10 responses.

Jim Dupree, Gardening Enthusiast

Presenting our semi-regular feature in which we highlight the best, worst, most obscure, or most puzzling Internet gardening videos.  Please send along your video nominations (just post a link to the video in the comments), but please–save yourself some heartache and read our simple guidelines first. And now we...

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Posted by on July 13, 2006 at 11:06 am   This post has 3 responses.

The Urban Jungle

Presenting our semi-regular feature in which we highlight the best, worst, most obscure, or most fabulous in Internet gardening videos.  Please send along your nominations (just post a link to the video you’re nominating in the comments), but please read our simple guidelines first. And now, in honor of...

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Posted by on June 22, 2006 at 8:20 am   This post has 3 responses.

“Sexiest Man in Gardening” Nominee – Paul James

But to Paul I say I know you’re the rock star of the gardening world – at least for the Jimmy Buffett  generation – and like Jimmy, you need your privacy.  But speaking on behalf of the Bloggers of GardenRant, how about a quick interview?  Just 5 Questions by...

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Posted by on June 21, 2006 at 3:03 am   This post has 15 responses.

John Woo’s Weekly Gardening Tips

Presenting our semi-regular feature in which we highlight the best–or at least the strangest–in Internet gardening videos.  Please send along your nominations (just post a link to the video in the comments), but please read our simple guidelines first. And now we present John Woo’s Gardening Tips.  What if...

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Posted by on June 19, 2006 at 8:40 pm   This post has Comments Off.

HGTV’s Must-Miss Garden Shows

Do you know this woman?  Her name is Susie Coelho and apparently she’s an authority on "styling," whatever that is, and she’s probably really good at it. Just don’t expect her to know anything about gardening, which you just might if you knew that she hosts HGTV’s backyard make-over...

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Posted by on June 11, 2006 at 4:50 am   This post has 10 responses.

Gardening? But My Show’s On!

Anne Raver chronicles the decline of gardening among Baby Boomers (and the failure of us Gen Xers to take up the shovel) in the NYT. "Gary and Charlene Singley have surrounded a pool not with grass and perennials but with tiles and brick, pots of geraniums and ivy, and...

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Posted by on June 5, 2006 at 8:57 pm   This post has Comments Off.

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

Don’t miss a chance to check out this documentary (I’m still waiting for Netflix to get it to me.) It looks like a great film about an inspiring farmer, so if it’s coming to a theater near you, check it out. It’s won all kinds of film festival awards....

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Posted by on June 1, 2006 at 2:41 pm   This post has Comments Off.

My Stormy Relationship with “Landscape Smart”

Here’s another in a recent spate of blogger reviews of gardening TV shows, and I can tell you I’ve really struggled with this one. I used to think it was just a tacky reality show with bad designers – which, come to think of it, maybe it really was. ...

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Posted by on June 1, 2006 at 4:27 am   This post has one response.

We Watch Bad Internet Gardening Videos So You Don’t Have To

We’d love to feature your video, but please read these simple guidelines before submitting: We hate to be the one to tell you this, but your videos of Handy Weekly Garden Tips are insanely boring.  Please don’t send them.  A single Handy Garden Tip can ruin our entire day....

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Posted by on May 27, 2006 at 12:24 am   This post has one response.
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