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On Top of the Daylily World

David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss on top of the Daylily World in early December. David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss helped smooth my horrible mood swings with daylilies. I had loved a few daylilies and left them. I once grew an ...
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Celebrating the New Year with a Giant Potato

No need for me and my fellow Idahoans to sit at home and watch the New Yorkers having all the fun… now Boise has a locally grown New Year’s Eve tradition: an evening of magic shows, live music, street food, ...
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Shout-out to 2 A-Way-to-Garden Podcasts

Here’s some winter interest for ya – catching up with gardening podcasts!  Which I don’t believe we’ve mentioned here on the Rant since 2010, so it’s high time, with this being called the Golden Age of Podcasts and all.  And did ...
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Public Gardeners Tackle the 2016 Blizzard

Did you all see the Smithsonian’s blizzard video? You know, the panda playing in the snow.  You probably shared it. But to this gardener, the blizzard story I love wasn’t online anywhere. It’s about horticulturists sleeping on cots at the Smithsonian ...
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“Less Lawn, More Life” Garden Tour this Sunday

I’ve noted earlier that organizing a local garden tour is a great way to meet your neighbors, and as I’m making final preparations for the tour this Sunday, it does feel like I have a new posse of local gardening ...
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Washington Post Gives Nice Boost to DC Gardens

DCGardens.com and its local supporters are loving the feature about it in the Washington Post this week. Reporter John Kelly chatted me up for an hour and then called a photographer I recruited to join the cause after spying him ...
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Stacking Rocks in Wild Places

Recently I came across this article about the fairly new practice of stacking rocks in wild places. Historically, cairns (rocks piled or stacked by humans) have served important purposes, particularly in parts of the world lacking dramatic natural features to ...
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Donate to DC Gardens – Even if you Live Somewhere ...

Crowd-sourcing for the DC Gardens media campaign starts NOW!  Click here to see the video, the “story,” the team (more members being added today), and the “impacts.” If you’re local to the DC area: Browse images and videos of our ...
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PlantPOP Wants to Film Your Story

From left, filmmaker Leon Guanzon, “art director” Art Parkerson, outside producer Brie Arthur, previous and current producers Christina Keeling and Laura Christian, and Stephen Farris (the brother-in-law). In a recent post I recommended some videos by the very cool “horticultural ...
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HGTV as fake as we always thought

Like many of you, I stopped watching garden shows on HGTV when they effectively dropped the “G”.  But during my recent adventure in the buying and selling of houses – one each – I watched their real estate shows like ...