Guest Rant by Joseph Tychonievich There has been a lot of discussion in gardening circles about “nativars.” Is the term useful? How is it defined? The latest surge of comment coming from this generally excellent article in the Washington Post. [...]
I don't recall ever seeing a garden so prominent in a movie, with most of the scenes set in the garden, as in the Oscar-nominated film The Zone of Interest. There's even a long scene, shown above, of the homeowner/gardener [...]
Years ago I was chastised by my managers for giving nursery customers too much information. In their opinion, although no complaints were ever made, it was inappropriate for an employee to discuss anything beyond the label description with customers: you [...]
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Dale Carnegie might have difficulty recognizing the influencers of today. I’ve never read his book How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936 and 1981), but from what I've read about it - and there is plenty [...]
My family heirloom vase waits all year for sweet pea posies. Anyone who has spent a few growing seasons with me will tell you, sweet peas are my totem plant, a generational touchstone and possibly [...]
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