Plants we love, hate, or just have something to say about.
One of fall's last hurrahs. Symphiotrichum (Aster) oblongifloium on October 27th. The old joke among horticulturists is that shuffling and splitting plant names keeps botanists off the dole. [...]
Rufus patrols the border. It’s hard to stay on top of runaway name-calling. Most of the tried and true insults now look like tread-bare bald tires, but [...]
There remains a certain snobbishness about annuals, partly because some perceive them as “common,” and partly because they’re, well, annual. (Many of us have seen the famous Plant Delights/Tony Avent [...]
Bob Hill returns after an epic shopping spree. Enchantment overtakes him. Few of us tillers of the soil plan on visiting the same [...]
Collage by Mary Vaananen by Mary Vaananen. I am fascinated by the stories around the naming of plants. How is it that humans have come to know and [...]
Like so many people these days, I've been catching up with old friends by phone - including former Ranter Evelyn Hadden in Boise, Idaho. She's a busy singer-songwriter and DJ [...]