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Video shows the Gardens of Greenbelt, Maryland in ’39 and ’13

Put something online; you never know where it’ll lead.  In this case, a reader of this very blog discovered the “Less Lawn, More Life” garden

Resolving to become a better naturalist

Bluebell wood image courtesy of Shutterstock They knew where to go for the first of everything: the first snowdrops, the first catkin, primroses,

Strategies for a new age

It’s not just what’s happening “out west.” Water management of every kind is a huge issue for everybody, so I have been listening and reading

Garden Literature goes Up in Smoke

Shutterstock image Dear friends, just as there is no hiding the fact that Professor Roush is a rose nut, there is also no suspense to the

See you in the Twin Cities?

Mary Schier By now, many of you must have heard about the yearly garden blogger get-togethers that have been running since 2008. Pam Penick of

Gardenblogging and Flinging in 2015

First, the Gardenblogger Fling happened last weekend in Toronto and was a roaring success.  Thanks again to the local organizes, who created 4+

Fear of the Outdoors or Sensible Defenses Against Insects?

Gardeners and other outdoors-types have always had to deal with mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers, and many of us chose to pretty much ignore them.

Are You Afraid of Gardens and Nature?

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest in Clermont, Kentucky. December 2008. Most of us know that gardens and nature are good for us. And good