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Garden Rant

Garden Year 2018: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  by  Scott Beuerlein

Garden Year 2018: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  by  Scott Beuerlein

Well, what with the recent screeching turn in the weather, it’s beginning to feel like the 2018 gardening season is wrapping up. Moreover, I just spent a few days organizing my photos from the year,
Another reason to use botanical names  by  Elizabeth Licata

Another reason to use botanical names  by  Elizabeth Licata

Today a dire message arrived in my email. It was from a bulb company. “This year, there is a continued shortage of Paperwhite Ziva,” it said. Yikes! No narcissus tazetta ‘Ziva’?!! Actually, that’s
The Campus Gardens of a Real Plant Geek, with Friends  by  Susan Harris

The Campus Gardens of a Real Plant Geek, with Friends  by  Susan Harris

Horticulturist Sam Bahr, like so many people who work at the University of Maryland, is someone I first met as a neighbor in nearby Historic Greenbelt. He got his coveted job at the UMD Arboretum and
Trouble in paradise  by  Elizabeth Licata

Trouble in paradise  by  Elizabeth Licata

Have you ever lived in a place that’s often the punchline of a joke? I have, for most of my life. It never bothered me or my friends much, though we sometimes would chat about unlikely scenarios that
Kentucky Hemp and The Great American Weed Rush  by  Allen Bush

Kentucky Hemp and The Great American Weed Rush  by  Allen Bush

I have a history of occasional, informal, peer-reviewed, THC trials of psychoactive marijuana. The trial was simple: I smoked marijuana with friends. I try to imagine I was judged, during these
The Grand Gardens of Baltimore  by  Susan Harris

The Grand Gardens of Baltimore  by  Susan Harris

Baltimore may be best known nationally for its murder rate and The Wire on HBO, but in horticulture circles it’s known for plants and gardens. So I happily signed up for a regional Garden Writers
How about a wall of flowers?  by  Elizabeth Licata

How about a wall of flowers?  by  Elizabeth Licata

Recently, several Facebook friends have issued pleas for “palate cleansing” posts, preferably containing puppies and other cute animals or anything innocently funny or endearing. The idea is to get a
Native Plants in Containers  by  Thomas Christopher

Native Plants in Containers  by  Thomas Christopher

I visited a fascinating native plants garden this past week, the Mount Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware. A botanical garden devoted to the native plants of Delaware’s Piedmont plateau, Mt. Cuba is
Back on Campus, Figuring out Park(ing) Day  by  Susan Harris

Back on Campus, Figuring out Park(ing) Day  by  Susan Harris

Walking across the University of Maryland campus last week*, I happened upon the school’s National Park(ing) Day exhibit. I’ve never quite gotten National Park(ing) Day, but now I understand that at
It’s Over: Ending 19 Wonderful Years in the Nursery Business  by  Bob Hill

It’s Over: Ending 19 Wonderful Years in the Nursery Business  by  Bob Hill

As anyone who has ever opened a small, home-grown retail nursery can tell you, the economic reality for such is straight out of the veteran horse gambler’s prayer: Lord, I hope I break even, I need
On the Dissing of “Ornamental Plants”  by  Susan Harris

On the Dissing of “Ornamental Plants”  by  Susan Harris

Anyone else bothered by the term “ornamental” to distinguish certain plants from those that are considered useful, usually edibles? For example,Wikipedia uses this petunia to illustrate the term and
Thoughts on water, living with water, and storms  by  Elizabeth Licata

Thoughts on water, living with water, and storms  by  Elizabeth Licata

We’re drawn to water and connected through water, especially gardeners. Most of the gardeners I know—not just in WNY but all over the US—spend half their growing seasons hoping for water in the form
The Iconoclastic Gardener – Breaking May’s Stranglehold  by  Scott Beuerlein

The Iconoclastic Gardener – Breaking May’s Stranglehold  by  Scott Beuerlein

Way back in 1914, an awful calamity happened that would ruin gardening in America forever. With the seemingly benevolent stroke of his pen, Woodrow Wilson foisted the Tyranny of Mother’s Day upon us
“Invasive” Ground Covers and the Case for Allowing Periwinkle  by  Susan Harris

“Invasive” Ground Covers and the Case for Allowing Periwinkle  by  Susan Harris

I have a beef with the inclusion of Periwinkle (Vinca minor) on my coop’s list of banned plants – banned because they’re considered invasive (despite NOT being listed on the Maryland Invasive Plant
This is why I don’t grow my own vegetables  by  Elizabeth Licata

This is why I don’t grow my own vegetables  by  Elizabeth Licata

Normally, we try not to repeat recent topics, but I, too, have been thinking about small family farms, which Allen posted about yesterday. Like Allen, I am a frequent patron of farmers markets. I am
How Do We Raise More Farmers?  by  Allen Bush

How Do We Raise More Farmers?  by  Allen Bush

I may have come across the future of American farming. Mind you, what I found was small-scale farming, but if farming and rural communities are to survive, it may come down to farm internships and
Lots of Raves in my 53-Minute Podcast Interview  by  Susan Harris

Lots of Raves in my 53-Minute Podcast Interview  by  Susan Harris

Podcasts – they’re hot and they’re here to stay. So hot, I even got invited to be on one of them – the Organic Gardener Podcast, with host Jackie Beyer. (Here’s the episode I’m on.) Jackie interviews
Eleanor Perenyi:  an Appreciation and Reconsideration  by  GR Editor

Eleanor Perenyi: an Appreciation and Reconsideration  by  GR Editor

Guest Post by Constance Casey Meeting Eleanor Perenyi in print was like having someone understand and appreciate my toil, and relieving me of guilt for failures. In gardening, anyway. A friend gave me
A Toast to GMO crops!  by  Carol Reese

A Toast to GMO crops!  by  Carol Reese

Some bacteria have developed resistance so let’s ban all antibiotics. Electricity kills and injures people directly by electric shock, and indirectly, by black lung disease. Cars kill people, and are
Fewer and even more appreciated: late season wonders  by  Elizabeth Licata

Fewer and even more appreciated: late season wonders  by  Elizabeth Licata

I do not have the greatest of September gardens. My urban space is more calibrated to midsummer, the time of Garden Walk, lilies, and many flowering perennials. I also love my garden in spring, when