Public Gardens and Signaling Welcome

Guest Rant by Linda Larson, “A Traveling Gardener, wandering, wondering, noticing. . . .” Public gardens in North America welcome visitors from all over the world. While they generally announce themselves with a ...

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Plants for crazy sports fans? Sure, why not?

Pete Gilmore for Sporticulture, at MANTS last month. Mums potted up in Ravens and Redskins containers for that special football-plant lover in your life? Okay, not necessarily those teams – these were ...

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Pink for a Girl

It was a shock to the senses, when I looked for a ‘Baby Shower’ gift recently, and found that the world had suddenly become divided into pale pink and powder blue – ...

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The Story Ends Well For Heronswood

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, was put ...

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Vegetables Should Taste Good!

The New York Times ran a piece this week about the results of federal legislation mandating healthier school lunches beginning this year. Because of puritanical restrictions on fat and salt, the healthy ...

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A Testament to the Spirit of the Gardener

Guest Rant by Wendy Kiang-Spray I try not to judge gardener-created art or design because I feel so much of it is subjective.  We all have different tastes.  However, the only aspect ...

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