A Tale of Two Mulches

Which do you prefer on the garden floor: the varying texture of fallen leaves, or the fine-grained uniformity of wood chips? When I began making this new garden, I was able to get ...

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The myth of the plant killer

If you can kill one of these, you’re good. May 2017 be the year that nobody insists to me that they have a “black thumb.” Except that I know it won’t happen. ...

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From Light Shows to Mangroves

Sunset light show on Sanibel Island, Florida. Shutterstock photo. Rose and I returned home from Sanibel, Florida, a few weeks ago. I couldn’t stir up a bingo game there but found plenty ...

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Garden Rant Giveaway Grand Drawing

While visiting in Louisville, Panayoti Kelaidis and Jan Fahs of Denver, Colorado graciously agreed to make the drawing for the Garden Rant Giveaway that you’ve all awaited. Jan Fahs and Panayoti Kelaidis ...

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