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Country Mouse or City Mouse.Which Are You?

Well, Elon Musk’s plan of moving some of us to Mars is looking better by the day.Were I to apply, I think I’d have...

A Peony Kind of Love…in the Gardens of Winterthur

Guest Rant by Debra MoffittIn this burdened, budding springtime, we are all looking for something to do. I suggest falling in love -- rollicking,...

Nook Garden Update, and Thanks again to Commenter Kate Kruesi

Back in 2012, the year I bought my New Deal rowhouse in Greenbelt, I had no idea what to do with this space between...

The Arrival of the Future

 Neither sorrow nor fear has diminished home gardening’s potential to heal during this pandemic spring. Chris Beytes of Grower Talks, the respected commercial trade...

Dragonfly Gardening

In recent years I’ve learned to re-define “garden wildlife” to include not only butterflies and bees, but also the host of other pollinating insects.?...

Kathy Jentz and the GardenDC Podcast

As a long-time podcast listener I just assumed that listenership would be on the rise during the pandemic, but apparently just the opposite?- though...

Veggie/Pollinator Garden Combo Power Pack!

Well, here we are, enjoying our first pandemic. Most of us anyway. But even the flimsiest grasp of history informs us that bad times...

Gardening is Much in the News

Lately I've seen an uptick in gardening mentions in the news, and the one above has to be my favorite headline of all. Then...

The Search Begins. Again and Again.

Bob Hill, one-time Garden Rant partner, has been scratching his head. Finding the right place for new plants often turns into a magical adventure—again.Mid-May...

At least we have Virtual Chelsea. And some stamps.

It's legendary. It's the largest in the world. And this year the Chelsea Flower Show is virtual, so possibly accessible to all of us!...

Lingering Springs, Bittersweet Memories and The Evolution of a Gardener

The latest in the on-going correspondence between Marianne Willburn & Scott Beuerlein.__________________________________May 14, 2020Lovettsville, VADear Scott,My heart aches for you and your family coping...

Superb Wine Chaser–The Gaura-Oenothera Connection

Mary Vaananen returns for her latest Guest Rant with some thoughts on the varying ways plants are anointed with their names.I am fascinated by...

Blackberry Winter and a Bucket of Blooms

 “Time is not a movement, a flowing, a wind then, but is, rather, a kind of climate in which things are, and when a...

Advice on When to Prune Shrubs – Mostly Wrong?

In a recent post I mentioned hiring an expert to teach my coop to prune their (damn) shrubs and linked to the pruning instruction?that...

Native vs. “Native”

For my podcast and radio program this week (they’ll post on Wednesday), I interviewed Uli Lorimer, the Director of Horticulture at the Native Plant...
 
 

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