kidsgardening

For Giving Tuesday, consider Kids Gardening

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

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: What's Happening
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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: It's the Plants, Darling, What's Happening
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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Tune In, What's Happening
Posted by on November 21, 2016 at 7:30 am   This post has 10 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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: What's Happening
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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: What's Happening
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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: What's Happening
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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: What's Happening
Posted by on October 10, 2016 at 7:22 am   This post has 2 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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Real Gardens, What's Happening
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....

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Feed Me, What's Happening
Posted by on September 9, 2016 at 7:26 am   This post has 2 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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Books, What's Happening
Posted by on August 5, 2016 at 1:12 pm   This post has 2 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...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Unusually Clever People, What's Happening
Posted by on July 27, 2016 at 7:45 am   This post has 8 responses.

Sit a Spell. It’s Not as Easy as You Think.

I seldom sit in my garden. There are too many distractions. I have spots where I like to sit, but as soon as I plop my weary ass down, I see a stray weed. I’m not the only one distracted. Evelyn Hadden fought back. Rather than be dragged down...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Real Gardens, What's Happening
Posted by on July 13, 2016 at 8:12 am   This post has 8 responses.

The Discovery of Daylily World

Folks living along Gilberts Creek Road, a few miles south of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, must have wondered what was going on this weekend. Twelve tour buses rambled down the country road to visit Daylily World. I didn’t have far to drive. Daylily World is only 6 miles from our Salvisa,...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: It's the Plants, Darling, What's Happening
Posted by on July 2, 2016 at 9:47 pm   This post has 2 responses.

Praise for Open Gardens

Does your area offer regular open gardens for touring? I’d love to see my town of Boise participate in the national Open Garden program operated by the Garden Conservancy, but we do have a well-run annual tour organized by the Idaho Botanical Garden. Each year, there are six to...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Real Gardens, What's Happening
Posted by on June 15, 2016 at 2:51 am   This post has 2 responses.

A Gardener’s Day Off: Eenie, Meenie and Rubinstein

  I had a happy 65th birthday. Besides my initiation into Medicare, I had the love of family and friends, and I got to listen to extraordinary chamber musicians. And then there was Arthur Rubinstein. If you’ve got a few minutes, I’ll tell you about the Chamber Music Festival...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Unusually Clever People, What's Happening
Posted by on June 8, 2016 at 7:49 am   This post has 4 responses.

Benefits of gardening, or just being IN a garden

National Park Rx, a growing movement among doctors to prescribe parks and nature to their patients, launched recently and I was asked to talk to the public about the benefits of gardening.  Here’s the list I came up with: Great exercise (with too many benefits to list, or to...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Public Gardens, What's Happening
Posted by on April 29, 2016 at 7:55 am   This post has 10 responses.

Slices of Spring and Steak

I’ve been on the clock of Jelitto Perennial Seeds for nearly 21 years. I peddle perennial seeds (over 3,500 different items), but from time to time, with my colleagues there, I enjoy the pleasure of wildflowers, gardens, nurseries and even a good steak. It is a great gig. Georg...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: It's the Plants, Darling, Real Gardens, Unusually Clever People, What's Happening
Posted by on April 27, 2016 at 12:06 pm   This post has 12 responses.

New! 305 Curated Videos, and More Sought

Garden writers and educators, tired of complaining to each other about the bad gardening advice people find on the Internet, have joined forces to do something about it. With the goal of inspiring people to garden, and helping them succeed at it, the result is a home for accurate, reliable...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: What's Happening
Posted by on April 22, 2016 at 8:40 am   This post has 3 responses.

Your Azalea-Eaglet Update

I posted recently about the birth of two bald eaglets at the National Arboretum and the totally addictive Eagle Cam recording the action. I mentioned having unanswered questions about restrictions on the public’s access to their famous azalea collection, blooming nearby and now, with the email glitch between the...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Public Gardens, What's Happening
Posted by on April 15, 2016 at 9:22 am   This post has Comments Off on Your Azalea-Eaglet Update.

Rosemary Up the Ass and the Stinking Hellebore

  Mary Vaananen, a Jelitto Perennial Seeds colleague, emailed sad news on my first day in Florence, Italy. Judith Tyler had died. Jude was a longtime friend. She and her husband, Dick, grew hellebores at their Pine Knot Farms in Clarksville, Virginia. For the next two days, I staggered around...

Continue Reading

Read related articles in: Eat This, Real Gardens, What's Happening
Posted by on April 13, 2016 at 7:04 am   This post has 8 responses.
  • Follow Garden Rant

    Follow Me on Pinterest RSS