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For decades,Washingtonians have known about a Marc Chagall mosaic in the back garden of a private residence in Georgetown and have strained to see mere glimpses of it from over …

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Last week I posted garden designer Susan Morrison’s lovely hand-drawn plans of my cocktail garden, which she designed in response to my desperate plea for help. You can see the …

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Richard Benfield is gradually infiltrating this blog, one Ranter at a time. He’s the Central State Connecticut U. geography professor named the world’s leading authority on garden tourism – and …

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2008 NRA Convention in Louisville, KY. I’ve run myself ragged the last few weeks. Kentucky has had the most beautiful spring I can remember. May has been rainy and cool. …

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Guest Rant by Jane ScorerI know what is just around the corner… I can guess what I will be reading about, any time soon…the joys of the autumn and winter …

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The highlight of a great week in garden events for me was the book launch party at Chanticleer Garden, hands down, for the chance to see the garden again (my …

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Last Friday I rode shotgun through the Beltsville Ag Research Center in Marcia van Horn’s Ranger as she checked on some of her 175 nesting boxes for bluebirds and tree swallows, with the occasional …

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This is a mock-up; click on the second link to see the (very similar) real thing. Just stop by one of Jenny Kendler’s seed stations, located at strategic spots on …

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A variety of waterwise flowers, grasses, shrubs, and groundcovers grace this one-acre Water Conservation Landscape alongside the entrance road for Idaho Botanical Garden. Design by Kecia Carlson of Madeline George …

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What’s killing the bees?  The pesticide neonicotinoid, for one thing, and it’s routinely used on plants for sale and earlier in the plants’ lives, at the wholesale growers’.  That discovery has …

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