Editor’s Blog

The Good Food Revolution

The Good Food Revolution by Will Allen

I have a confession. While I call myself a gardener with all the confidence of one who has nurtured, tended and grown healthy flowers, trees and shrubs for more than two decades, it was not until this month that I …

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Garden Quotes | A Call for Essays

So many people I know are lovers of words as much as they are garden lovers, myself included. Our Facebook page gets some of its highest number of “likes” per day when I share our favorite garden quotes there. For …

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Permaculture: A Brief Intro

The concept of permaculture is a new one to most folks. Even if you’ve heard the term, you may be hazy on the particulars. I understand completely. That was me a year ago. While I’ve only just begun to feel …

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Homemade Light Stand for Seedlings

So far this year my daughter and I have sowed seeds (indoors) of Johnny jump ups (Viola ‘Helen Mount’), black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata ‘Spanish Eyes Mix’; shown), French marigolds (Tagetes patula ‘Sparky Mix’) and nasturtiums (Tropaeolum nanum ‘Jewel Mix’).

Making a Coleus Standard

Of the four ‘Wasabi’ coleus cuttings I took last fall, only one is still with me. Another one I potted and gave to my sister. The third and fourth I admit I ended up throwing away in a fit of …

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Seeds to Start

I am really feeling anxious for spring! It seems counterintuitive, but because winter here in my area has been abnormally warm and snowless, it is beginning to feel extra long.

More Gifts for Gardeners

Plant Display Case

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet—first of all, it is OK. Neither have I. Secondly, here are a few more ideas for the gardeners on your list: