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Solace from the Garden at Night

This week I have been mourning the passing of a friend who lost her battle with cancer. On learning the news yesterday e...

Annuals are forever

Salvia ‘Victoria Blue’ At this time of year, the perennial beds  are beginning to fade; most of the stars have done...
by Jim 9

Tombstone as Landscape Feature

Continuing our theme of burial sites, there’s one in a small Alabama town that’s making nat...
by SF 4

Trees by the numbers

This sign was attached to a tree near my house. Did you hear or read the Arbor Day reports on t...

Amy Stewart on the Road with her First Novel!

Gratefulgardenfarm’s smart and funny co-founder Amy Stewart is sorely missed here, but she’...
by Katie 3

The Parklet Craze

Image by San Francisco Planning Department. This year’s international Park(ing) Day falls on ...

To Help Save Habitat, Drink this Coffee

Sure, you can buy coffee that’s certified organic, but there’s another certification that i...

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 ...