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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Gardening in the dark times

For years, I’ve been using gardening to ease the transition from the long, light days of spring, summer, and early fall to weeks when I leave the house before dawn and drive ...

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Photography Lesson in a Garden

David demonstrates the correct way to hold a camera. As an eager but very amateur photographer, I’ve attended all sorts of photography classes and talks, with little improvement to show for it. ...

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Canning for Ultra-Beginners

Refrigerator pickles: my first solo canning project I’m by no means a whiz in the kitchen, and honestly, I prefer to eat my garden veggies raw when possible. However, they are piling ...

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Planting for Hummingbirds

A hummingbird visits a patch of sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris) in my courtyard garden. One of the big perks of moving to the west has been an increase in opportunities to create ...

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Zinnias for Pollinators!

One of Marcia’s zinnia rows, a mix for a variety of pollinators. Her vegetable garden is located behind the zinnias. A recent guest post in defense of butterfly bushes prompted the usual ...

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