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Peach Patrol

Behold a tree that is embroiled in more controversy,  pawed over more regularly, and assaulted by more attention, admir...

Late summer color

Adirondack reds, dragon beans, small tomatoes (not sure of varieties) There’s still plenty in the garden, but recently...

Waterwise in New Mexico

Today’s Guest Rant by Hunter Ten Broeck, founder of the design firm WaterWise Landscapes base...

How to Barter Gardening Expertise for Home Repairs and Soup

Timebanks are being created all across the U.S. so that people can help members of their commun...

PPA Brings out the Bawlmer Spirit in MANTS-Goers

Janet and I in full Bawlmer. The annual orgy of plant worship and fun times – the Perennial ...

DCGardens.com and a Call for Photos and Videos

Thanks, Rant commenters, for your great suggestions for improving videos of gardens, like the v...

*Fate Loves the Fearless: The Perennial Divine

Magical Gardeners of Grünberg A Pentecostal snake handler fell victim to natural selection in...

Gardening information worthless to universities – unless someone else pays for it

Gardeners and garden communicators know Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott as a myth-buster, and as the ...

The bad leaf advice—it’s baaack!

My leaves are not as pretty as this. It’s that time of year again—gardeners are getting sil...

“Best Philadelphia Flower Show Ever”

Competition co-chairs Alice Bucher and Don Slater at the big show. With the theme of Articultur...

Let’s Spread the Word about Public Gardens in D.C. and Elsewhere

I just donated to help fund a website that showcases DC-area gardens, a project spearheaded by ...
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On Top of the Daylily World

David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss on top of the Daylily World in early December. David Kirchhoff a...

Native Plants are a Moral Choice

Nebraska Prairie Guest Rant by Benjamin Vogt It’s late July and I’ve finally seen my first ...
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Advanced Composting for Dairy Farmers

I stopped by the USDA research farm a couple of miles from my house to get a tour of their comp...

“Peace Love 2015” from Mosquito-Battling New Gardener

Meet my new neighbor, Lindsey Dodson, who moved into what she calls “My Happy House” after ...

The enigma of Olmsted

Home tomorrow night? You can catch the newest documentary on Frederick Law Olmsted on PBS. Enti...