St. George Spirits

     Photo by Vic Stewart, taken with his weird old Rollei. This is another in a series of columns I'm writing for the North Coast Journal loosely related to my next book, ...

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Hostile or Helpful?

by Marianne Wilburn Recently, C.L. Fornari challenged garden writers to consider the way in which we portray the act of gardening.  She asked us to discuss whether our tendency to proclaim the ...

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No Thanks to Flaming Autumn

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 garden, that’s ...

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Worth the wait—Girl Waits with Gun

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, is a ...

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Nine years of ranting about the map

Melting icecap image courtesy of Shutterstock Don’t worry—we’re not starting a new Throwback Tuesday series. But after reading Thomas Christopher’s post detailing his issues with the current USDA plant hardiness map, I ...

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