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While I was visiting New York City earlier this month I didn’t JUST visit the High Line.  Also on my agenda was the Native Plant Garden at the New York …

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Guest Rant by Phil Nauta, author of Building Soils Naturally: Innovative Methods for Organic Gardeners Soil pH is talked about a lot in the gardening world, but most people don’t …

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The White House Kitchen Garden was in the news last week, as Michelle Obama dedicated the garden and unveiled other “updates” made to preserve the garden. Via the White House: Making the …

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Guest Rant by Janet Belding Cape Cod is being eaten each year, not by Jaws nipping at the coastline, but by forces away from the beach, high in the treetops. …

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From my recent stay in Pittsburgh I’ve shown you Randyland, which writer/adventurers Susan Reimer,  Ginny Smith,   Carrie Engel and I stumbled upon while playing hooky from hotel conference rooms. We were on …

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Photo from Shutterstock. This article in the Washington Post about the White House having gone all “junk food to veggies” is a fun read.  Group fitness challenge!  Electronic tracking of …

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Heronswood, the revered botanical garden created in Kingston, Washington by plant collector Dan Hinkley and his partner, architect Robert Jones, as an adjunct to the nursery they founded in 1987, …

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In the same way as dog lovers sometimes appreciate cats, vegetable gardeners–who have to exert a great deal of control over their domain–sometimes appreciate a crop that has no particular …

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It’s been many years since I paid any attention to White Flower Farm.  I used to order a bareroot rose or shrub from them now and then.  Early in my …

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Guest Rant by Fran Sorin There has been a tremendous amount of often rancorous debate about the use of natives vs. non-native plantings in designing gardens over the past several …

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