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She kills me. As Garden Rant co-founder Amy Stewart moves into longform fiction, she demonstrates again her powers to surprise, entertain, and inform. Stewart’s latest book, Girl Waits with Gun, …

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Here’s a blog post I wrote for two general-interest blogs, in which I review a fabulous new way to see the sights around the National Mall and illustrate with images …

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Spotted in Easton, MD:  a properly mulched street tree!  This is a sighting as rare as that of a Yeti – in fact, every other tree on that street sported …

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An article in Smithsonian Magazine gave me an idea for this Christmas post and the mission to see this year’s Capitol Tree in person – because it’s cooler than usual (in this …

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Call me jaded, but it’s rare now that I find a gardening book that makes me understand gardening in a new way.  But this week, just such a book crossed …

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Mullein is one of my favorite plants to grow because it attracts seed-eating birds, including chickadees and downy woodpeckers, in winter. It also makes dramatic natural sculptures. Winter offers less …

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Guest post by Thomas Christopher Enhancing biodiversity is fundamental to transforming lawns from the polluted green deserts that they now are into the sustainable, environmentally constructive landscape features we desire.  …

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With legalization of pot in DC – in small amounts – residents are showing a remarkable interest in gardening, with one website happily soliciting photos from growers. Growers are careful to show …

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Fall. A time of the year I love and hate. Love most of the weather. Love the clear blue sky and bright orange autumn leaves. Love the way it makes …

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What’s more evocative than a local and seasonal, American-grown bouquet? by Debra Prinzing I know you adore flowers as much as I do.  But more than loving flowers, I’m passionate …

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