Editor’s Blog

Hey, I Like That Plant


As you may have gathered from some of my previous blog posts, my husband, John, does not share my enthusiasm for plants and gardening.

Coleus Cuttings

coleus cuttings

Fall has been a little slow in coming to my area. We did have a few cool days a couple weeks ago—enough to prompt me to put away the summer clothes and get out the winter clothes—but then it turned …

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Let’s Go Shopping

Last week I wrote a blog post about buying ‘Kent Beauty’ oregano at my local grocery store, and I was a little surprised to read a comment from someone who was upset that I would promote buying plants at a …

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Lost in the Supermarket

Normally I go to the supermarket either right after work or first thing Sunday morning—it’s all about avoiding the crowds. Last weekend, though, I ended up going on Saturday night, on the way home from a quick dinner out with …

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Life Goes On

Where I live, it’s getting to be that time of year when we can look back over the growing season and think about what went wrong or right. Two little triumphs stand out in my mind from the summer of …

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Proven Winners Winner

You may recall that way back in April Nest in Style podcast hosts Jayme Jenkins and Teresa O’Connor teamed up with Proven Winners to give several lucky listeners a great big box of Proven Winners plants.

The Happy Autumn-fields

Alfred Lord Tennyson

This year it seems like autumn is coming early where I live. The nights are already pretty cool—60s—and for the past few weeks we’ve had regular (and at times heavy) rain. Rather than sink into “divine despair,” I got a jump on fall planting.

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Love It Like a Rock

“My mama loves me, she loves me, she get down on her knees and hug me. She loves me like a rock . . .” —Paul Simon I have plenty of rocks in my garden. Whenever I plant, I usually …

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The Toad Lily in the Living Room

We just put the finishing touches on Horticulture‘s September/October issue and shipped it off to the printing press. The final week always feels a bit like a very long labor, as there are always loose ends that need to be …

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