State Department’s Smart, Biodiverse Landscaping is Spreading Around the World, One Embassy at a Time

By |September 29, 2023|Garden Design, Gardening on the Planet|5 Comments

Entrance garden includes Hesperaloe parviflora, the pink flower seen here. It's a favorite of hummingbirds. I'm back with another Ed Snodgrass story, this one about a tour of the remarkable landscape at the State Department's training facility in [...]

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Grow a Eupatorium.

By |September 28, 2023|Rant's Plants|25 Comments

I’ve been trying to get my head round Eupatoriums, which I see (and ignore) have become Eutrochium. Well, some of them have. Some have become something else.  Some might be Ageratina. Ask Ben. There are at least three which I [...]

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Plantsmanship 101

By |September 25, 2023|28 Comments

“You must visit my friend Mary; she's a plantswoman.” I'm a fairly placid sort of chap really. I do what I do and I'm largely happy for the world around me to just happen. The word 'plantsman' [...]

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