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First, congrats to the team at Landscape Architecture Magazine on the magazine’s nomination for an impressive national award.  From their website: We are very honored to be finalists in 2014 …

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From a recent visitor to the  White House, to be more precise.  Yes, that’s me standing beneath the presidential seal (major photo-op), and on the left is the grand north …

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An article published Jan 6, 2014 in The New York Times (‘Mutant Petunias Sing the Blues’) about some exciting new research on the evolution of blue color of some garden …

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Author’s intentional edible weed garden. Last month found me driving north through the Salinas Valley, a long, narrow lowland known to many as the “salad bowl of the world.” I …

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Dept of Interior photo by Tami Heilemann For just this month a 6-acre strip of lawn on the National Mall has been turned into a portrait in sand and dirt …

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The winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year  have apparently been announced, though from the website and press information online there’s no telling when that happened.  So this …

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Friend-of-Rant Benjamin Vogt wrote to tell me about his exciting new project on Indiegogo -ripping out his front lawn and replacing it with a wildlife garden that he’ll use to …

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In June, 2007, we hosted a debate between horticultural professor Jeff Gillman (author of many books, including The Truth Abut Garden Remedies and The Truth About Organic Gardening) and garden …

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Big rock adding textural interest (and diverse lichens) to a xeriscaped parking strip. Not the kind that goes on your finger. We’re talking boulders here, folks. Specifically, one large boulder …

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Google “lawn mower guy” and you’ll find dozens of stories about Chris Cox, shown here mowing around the Lincoln Memorial.  He became a local and national hero when he single-handedly …

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