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Me generation, 2.0

This is a Shutterstock mansion image, not the one referenced in the post. Why can’t people do whatever they want...
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by: Ryan H

What’s Native?

What better day than July 4th – our national independence day — to consider the issues surrounding gardening with natives...
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by: Shad

The Grafted Tomato Challenge

Okay, Log House Plants, I’m in.  This Oregon nursery has developed a line of grafted tomato plants that they have...
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Annoying step back or welcome relief?

Unlike scrapbooking, genealogy, homebrewing, model trains, or cosplay, gardening brings with it an inseparable relationship to time and season. During...
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Benefits of Drought

It’s official: the “U.S. Drought Monitor”, a site co-sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and...
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by: Beatriz Moisset

How the rest of the world solves the front-yard problem? No front yard!

Time for a follow-up to my recent criticism of the all-turf American front yard, which we can thank Olmsted for...
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by: Kandi

When gardens become reminders of war and tragedy

Photo courtesy Oehme van Sweden I have two bones to pick about gardens being destroyed or co-opted to honor the...
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DCGardens.com and a Call for Photos and Videos

Thanks, Rant commenters, for your great suggestions for improving videos of gardens, like the videos I showed you last week...
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by: Deborah B

Japanese beetle traps—a reconsideration

Japanese beetle courtesy of Shutterstock To trap or not to trap? That is the million roses question, isn’t it?  Conventional...
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by: sit on grass mower

Gardening via Groupon

Drinks are not included. For the past few years, I’ve been seeing Groupon offers for Paint Nites, where (usually) a...
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