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Garden Rant · 8h ago

The Clarion Call of Brugmansia by Bob Hill

October is peeking its nose up over the horizon now, shortening the days, painting the lan...
Garden Rant · 3d ago

Jerry Baker’s Quackery Lives On by Susan Harris

Jerry Baker, the self-styled “America’s Master Gardener” and highly successful huckster fo...
Garden Rant · 5d ago

Famously secret spaces by Elizabeth Licata

What do Jeremy Irons and Ozzy Osbourne have in common? We know they’re Brits, so the answer shouldn’t be that hard: both own and maintain beautiful countryside gardens in England. So do Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rupert Everett, and Sting. And if you want ...
Garden Rant · 1W ago

Gardening Podcast Update by Susan Harris

I’m thrilled to report that since 2010, when I complained about there being only two garde...
Garden Rant · 1W ago

In Praise of a Plant That Needs Your Love by Allen Bush

Diarrhena americana. The Latin name doesn’t inspire lustful desire does it? What a pity. I...
Garden Rant · 1W ago

From green to brown in the Caribbean by Elizabeth Licata

If you want to get a dramatic sense of hurricane Irma’s worst devastation, visit this site...
Garden Rant · 2W ago

HGTV Stars – Where are They Now? by Susan Harris

I learned to garden lo these many years ago from two sources – good magazines and good sho...
Garden Rant · 2W ago

Milllennials love houseplants? Yay! by Elizabeth Licata

And it’s interesting, because I’m learning this just as I’ve begun to feel kind of blasé a...
Garden Rant · 3W ago

Apple Hunting Season by Thomas Christopher

This is the time of year when I start scouting for apple trees.  Neglected, venerable trees full of fruit that nobody wants.  Not shiny, red, and flawless, ready to be popped into a lunch box.  Nor even the big, sweet fruits bred for baking.  The app...
Garden Rant · 3W ago

Robert Frost Needed Better Neighbors by Bob Hill

So maybe it was Robert Frost. That whole “Mending Wall’ thing: Something there is that doe...