No tree, no problem

Most years, we have the Christmas tree post here on Rant (here’s a great one); the topic is a source of mild controversy among gardeners, mainly because of the sustainability angle. It ...

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Norma’s Collectables and Cactus

Norma Dennis in front of the store, along U.S. Highway 127, near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Attention shoppers! The world’s largest Yard Sale is approaching. Four days, August 4 – 7, along 690 miles ...

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Seen at the “OFA Short Course”

Welcome to the business side of gardening – the trade show!  First let’s get the name out of the way first – because what kind of name for a trade show is ...

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Who’s Eating Our Orchard?

Delayed almost a month by an unusually cold and prolonged winter, our friend Gini–an avid arborist– arrived the other day to give us our first lesson in orchard pruning. We were anxious ...

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Public Gardens and Social Media

For my new volunteer project promoting DC’s public gardens, the focus is on images, using them to create videos, but then what?  Just a slide show?  I think not, because Pinterest and ...

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The L word

From Jim Charlier’s garden: fun with the idea of a lawn Two days before Earth Day, my regular segment on our local NPR station was aired. I don’t come on as a ...

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