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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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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: Suzanne

Nature Corridors Boost Failing Wildlife Populations

A buffer of plants on each side of an urban stream creates a corridor connecting habitat fragments, while penetrating the...
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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: Debbie Teashon

The Plastic Pot Dilemma

These are just some of the plastic pots I reluctantly acquired in April in my yearly fit of plant-buying.  I...
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by: Autumn

How about some weird wildflower seeds?

CONTEST CLOSED!!!!! Image courtesy of Shutterstock Before Christmas, my husband and I had dinner with the wildflower queen herself, Miriam...
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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: Sterling

Home Depot’s Leaf Bags and their Eco-Terrible “Tips”

I’m seeing lots of leaf bags in my neighborhood, like this collection from just one neighbor’s yard.  Though I was...
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