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Do a garden audit, with arnold arboretum’s rodney eason - awaytogarden.com - state Pennsylvania - state Maine - county Garden
awaytogarden.com
22.06.2024

Do a garden audit, with arnold arboretum’s rodney eason

NOBODY WANTS to get the IRS notice in the mail that they’re being audited, heaven forbid. But when it comes to gardens, Rodney Eason believes that the occasional audit is a very positive process, and encourages us to perform one on our own landscape.

Site preparations for meadow-making, with benjamin vogt - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
13.07.2024

Site preparations for meadow-making, with benjamin vogt

ARE YOU THINKING about the possibility of transitioning an area of your lawn into something more diverse, like maybe a meadow? A question I’m asked a lot is how to go about it—the actual preparatory steps. So I invited Benjamin Vogt, a specialist in natural landscape design, to walk us through the process.

The high line’s naturalistic gardening lessons, with richard hayden - awaytogarden.com - Netherlands - New York
awaytogarden.com
12.07.2024

The high line’s naturalistic gardening lessons, with richard hayden

IT’S ONE of the best-known naturalistic gardens anywhere, and yet it’s perched in the most unnatural spot imaginable, 30 feet high above New York City traffic on an abandoned elevated railway line. The High Line on Manhattan’s West Side is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the opening of its first section, years that have been filled with expert lessons on gardening in this looser, nature-inspired style.

Oddball fruits from around the globe, with hortus arboretum - awaytogarden.com - county Garden - county Hudson - county Valley
awaytogarden.com
29.06.2024

Oddball fruits from around the globe, with hortus arboretum

SOME OF THE many unusual fruits that Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano grow in their arboretum in the Hudson Valley of New York, like goji berries or maybe Schisandra (above), are ones you’re more likely to see on ingredient labels of health food store products than for sale in nurseries or growing in gardens. But grow them you can.

The two-way benefits of garden visiting, with ken druse - awaytogarden.com - state New Jersey
awaytogarden.com
14.06.2024

The two-way benefits of garden visiting, with ken druse

WHAT’S ONE of the best sources of inspiration and information about gardening you can get outside of a classroom, and that is also wonderfully entertaining? By making time to go visit other people’s gardens, we can open ourselves up to lots of learning. And on the flip side of that equation, opening our own gardens to visitors can be a pretty educational experience, too.

Neonic dangers, with the american bird conservancy’s hardy kern - awaytogarden.com - Usa - Jordan
awaytogarden.com
07.06.2024

Neonic dangers, with the american bird conservancy’s hardy kern

I SUSPECT every gardener has for years now over and again heard the warnings about the most widely used pesticides in the United States, neonicotinoids—or neonics for short. In 2013, the American Bird Conservancy issued a report warning of their impact on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and especially the ripple effect their use was having on birds. The Conservancy has issued an updated report with a telling headline, “Neonicotinoid Insecticides failing to come to grips with a predictable environmental disaster.” So where are we now with limiting the use of these pesticides and what can we as citizens and gardeners do to help in the effort?

Prairie and meadow plantings, succession and more, with neil diboll - awaytogarden.com - New York - state Wisconsin
awaytogarden.com
01.06.2024

Prairie and meadow plantings, succession and more, with neil diboll

INTEREST AND AWARENESS around native plants has been trending in recent years, and it makes them feel almost new. But of course natives are the original plants of an area, and even in certain specialty corners of the nursery industry, they’ve been around far longer than they’ve been making headlines.

Supporting our trees, all their lives long, with basil camu - awaytogarden.com - New York - state North Carolina - state Delaware
awaytogarden.com
25.05.2024

Supporting our trees, all their lives long, with basil camu

MOST PEOPLE call in an arborist when they think it’s time for a tree to be removed, a costly process both financially and environmentally, since trees are critical drivers of diversity. Today’s guest runs a tree-care company and also a tree-focused nonprofit that emphasize other services instead of removals, advocating for the planting of young trees, for caring for our trees with smart structural pruning, and regular inspections to get to know them better and stay ahead of any problems, and for thoughtful support of dead and dying trees as important forever members of our ecosystems.

Easy does it: adaptive reuse yields regenerative landscapes, with apiary studio - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
18.05.2024

Easy does it: adaptive reuse yields regenerative landscapes, with apiary studio

LANDSCAPE DESIGN may be part of the green industry, but sometimes rethinking a garden space (or creating a garden where there didn’t used to be one) can create a lot of very un-green waste material—especially true when you’re designing in an urban setting.

Conserving, and growing, native lady’s slipper orchids, with longwood’s peter zale - awaytogarden.com - Usa - state Kentucky - state Pennsylvania - county Garden
awaytogarden.com
11.05.2024

Conserving, and growing, native lady’s slipper orchids, with longwood’s peter zale

TODAY’S TOPIC is orchids, but not the ones you might be growing as a flowering houseplant. Our subject is native terrestrial types that are more often than not under great pressure in the wild, their numbers dwindling.

Lessons from philadelphia gardens, with nicole juday and rob cardillo - awaytogarden.com - state Pennsylvania - state Indiana - county Valley
awaytogarden.com
04.05.2024

Lessons from philadelphia gardens, with nicole juday and rob cardillo

THE AREA around Philadelphia is well known for its richness of public gardens, including many historic ones. But the region is also home to an impressive roster of distinctive private landscapes from formal 19th century European-style estates to mid-century modern residences and contemporary ones. Now, a new book takes us inside the gates of 21 of them, places filled with ideas for our own gardens maybe, too.

Is ‘no mow may’ the answer? some lawn thoughts, with mary phillips - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
03.05.2024

Is ‘no mow may’ the answer? some lawn thoughts, with mary phillips

YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD the expression “No Mow May” in recent years, a campaign borrowed from an effort in the U.K. meant to increase diversity by leaving lawns unmown for the one spring month, but is that the answer for U.S. gardeners?

Sculptural pots in the garden, with stephen procter - awaytogarden.com - New York - state Massachusets - state Vermont
awaytogarden.com
03.05.2024

Sculptural pots in the garden, with stephen procter

IT’S THAT TIME of year when we gardeners are shopping, shopping, shopping, often in hot pursuit of just the right plant that will make the design of a bed or the larger landscape hang together—that elusive missing ingredient. But what if the answer isn’t a plant sometimes, but a pot or a sculpture or some other non-living elements strategically placed?

Propagating houseplants, with hilton carter - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
03.05.2024

Propagating houseplants, with hilton carter

I,FOR ONE, have a number of houseplants that would look a whole lot better right now if given a pinch or two or three, plus I could potentially enjoy the benefit of more plants from those trimmings, whether to keep, or better yet, to share. A new book by plant stylist Hilton Carter demystifies multiple methods of making more plants, including by various types of cuttings, and he filled me in, including on why rooting in water is his favorite medium of all.

The world of japanese maples, with the nichols brothers - awaytogarden.com - Japan - New York - state Oregon - state North Carolina
awaytogarden.com
03.05.2024

The world of japanese maples, with the nichols brothers

I CONFESS to something of a weakness for Japanese maples, and I suspect I’m not alone. Now, thanks to breeding work by experts like today’s guests, there are more and more varieties being made available that are suited to a widening range of climate zones and garden conditions, meaning the circle of maple lovers can keep on growing.

‘bio-productive gardens,’ with tim johnson of native plant trust - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
15.03.2024

‘bio-productive gardens,’ with tim johnson of native plant trust

IN A RECENT phone call, Tim Johnson used the phrase “bio-productive gardens,” and it stopped me.

Collectible houseplants, with darryl cheng - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
08.03.2024

Collectible houseplants, with darryl cheng

SOME PEOPLE collect art, and others collect vintage cars or maybe stamps or coins. Darryl Cheng collects houseplants. And in his latest book, “The New Plant Collector,” Darryl suggests some gorgeous possibilities with detailed guidelines for figuring out how to make a good match for your growing conditions before you invest.

Amsonias: dependable, beautiful bluestars, with mt. cuba’s sam hoadley - awaytogarden.com - Cuba - state Delaware
awaytogarden.com
01.03.2024

Amsonias: dependable, beautiful bluestars, with mt. cuba’s sam hoadley

EARLY ON IN making my garden decades ago, I bought a nursery pot of bluestar, or Amsonia, at a native plant sale, and planted it in a border here. It has never asked anything of me, never had any pests or diseases, and just keeps delivering sky-blue spring flowers and vivid gold fall color, year in and year out, and looking pretty handsome in between.

Are you growing these herbs? you should be. with k greene of hudson valley seed - awaytogarden.com - India - New York - county Hudson - county Valley
awaytogarden.com
23.02.2024

Are you growing these herbs? you should be. with k greene of hudson valley seed

WHEN SHOPPING the seed catalogs, I realize I’m probably more likely to consider a tomato or pepper I haven’t grown before, or some unusual annual flower, than to try some new-to-me herb. But what a shame. I need to modify that behavior and spice things up a bit.

State of the native-plant movement, with rebecca mcmackin - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
16.02.2024

State of the native-plant movement, with rebecca mcmackin

MAYBE MORE than any other topic, the use of native plants has consistently figured among the top garden trends in recent years. Just how popular is the movement toward a more ecological focus in the way we design and care for our landscapes?

Counting birds: be a better birder, with cornell’s rebecca rodomsky-bish - awaytogarden.com - Canada
awaytogarden.com
10.02.2024

Counting birds: be a better birder, with cornell’s rebecca rodomsky-bish

WATCHING BIRDS lifts my spirits, as it has for decades, and who couldn’t use their spirits lifted right about now? But there’s another much bigger potential benefit, which is that sharing my sightings helps scientists understand what’s going on with bird populations in a changing world.

Expanding the zinnia palette, with siskiyou seeds’ don tipping - awaytogarden.com - New York - state Oregon
awaytogarden.com
09.02.2024

Expanding the zinnia palette, with siskiyou seeds’ don tipping

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE about zinnias? Organic seed farmer and breeder Don Tipping of Siskiyou Seeds and I both vote an emphatic “yes” in favor of making zinnias a part of every garden year.

Is your landscape ‘undergrown’? with nancy lawson - awaytogarden.com - Usa - state Maryland
awaytogarden.com
27.01.2024

Is your landscape ‘undergrown’? with nancy lawson

AS SHE OFTEN DOES, naturalist and nature writer Nancy Lawson—perhaps known better to some of you as the Humane Gardener after the title of her first book—caught my attention the other day.

Galanthophilia! a passion for snowdrops, with david culp - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
20.01.2024

Galanthophilia! a passion for snowdrops, with david culp

DAVID CULP is a self-professed Galanthophile, a lover and passionate, longtime collector of snowdrops in all their various incarnations. He’s also a host of the annual Galanthus Gala symposium, which happens the first weekend of March in Downingtown, PA, and virtually online, too, for those of us who want to join in without even leaving home, as I did last year, and will again this time around.

Getting organized for seed season, with ken druse - awaytogarden.com - state New Jersey
awaytogarden.com
14.01.2024

Getting organized for seed season, with ken druse

IF YOU THINK nothing’s on the to-do list in winter, fellow gardeners—that we’re all meant to be dormant, like the cannas in the cellar and the herbaceous perennials outside and the flower beds—well, think again.

Time to succumb to sweet peas, with matt mattus - awaytogarden.com - state Massachusets
awaytogarden.com
06.01.2024

Time to succumb to sweet peas, with matt mattus

EVERY YEAR when I get to the sweet pea listings in the seed catalogs, I think: This is the year, the year I’ll organize some supports in the garden for them, and indulge in their unmatched extravagance of color and fragrance.

Ecological resolutions, with uli lorimer of native plant trust - awaytogarden.com - New York - state Massachusets
awaytogarden.com
23.12.2023

Ecological resolutions, with uli lorimer of native plant trust

LIKE EVERYONE around this time of year, I get into a “looking back while looking ahead” combined mindset. Today I want to do just that, but with a sort of ecological filter, taking stock of how things in the garden fared in the bigger environmental picture and what opportunities lie ahead for me to read nature’s signals even more closely and be an ever better steward of the place.

Seed catalogs to love, with jennifer jewell - awaytogarden.com - state California - state New York
awaytogarden.com
16.12.2023

Seed catalogs to love, with jennifer jewell

HO-HO-HO: It’s seed season, among other festive reasons to celebrate in December. Today I invited a similarly seed-obsessed friend, Jennifer Jewell, to help me curate some seed-catalog recommendations you might not otherwise browse, and to talk seeds in general.

New usda plant hardiness zone map, with todd rounsaville - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
08.12.2023

New usda plant hardiness zone map, with todd rounsaville

YOU NO DOUBT have seen news that the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map was just updated, and that half the country once again got reclassified a half-zone warmer just as many of us did after the previous update of the map in 2012. But what does it all mean to gardener’s practically speaking?

Seed shopping, with lia babitch of turtle tree seed - awaytogarden.com - city New York - New York
awaytogarden.com
01.12.2023

Seed shopping, with lia babitch of turtle tree seed

LET THE seed shopping season begin. The 2024 offerings are being loaded into seed-catalog websites, and the earliest print catalogs are already arriving in our mailboxes, as if to help soften the separation anxiety we may feel if we’ve already put our gardens to bed for the winter.

Yes, ‘gardening can be murder,’ says marta mcdowell - awaytogarden.com - New York
awaytogarden.com
17.11.2023

Yes, ‘gardening can be murder,’ says marta mcdowell

I DON’T THINK I’ve read a mystery novel since the “Nancy Drew” books of my long-ago childhood, though I will confess to having watched more than a few who-done-it TV series over the years, most of them from the BBC. But I never noticed how many mystery writers from Edgar Allen Poe to Agatha Christie incorporated elements of the garden into their tales of intrigue.

Diverse, powerful milkweeds, with eric lee-mäder - awaytogarden.com - Usa - New York
awaytogarden.com
11.11.2023

Diverse, powerful milkweeds, with eric lee-mäder

MOST OF US may automatically think “monarch” after hearing the word “milkweed,” or vice versa. And that’s in fact a critical and intimate relationship, the one between monarch butterflies and native milkweed plants.

‘cleanup-plus:’ a conscious fall approach, with ken druse - awaytogarden.com
awaytogarden.com
04.11.2023

‘cleanup-plus:’ a conscious fall approach, with ken druse

YES, IT’S TIME or almost time to do some raking, and to dig the dahlias to stash: time to perform the rounds of the fall cleanup, and put the garden to bed. But Ken Druse and I want to advocate for a sort of “cleanup-plus”—for tending not just to the obvious chores, but also doing some reflection, and making time for often-overlooked late-season tasks like seed-saving.

Edible houseplants: growing citrus, with logees’ byron martin - awaytogarden.com - state Connecticut
awaytogarden.com
28.10.2023

Edible houseplants: growing citrus, with logees’ byron martin

ARE ANY OF YOUR houseplants edible? A new book by the owners of the beloved rare-plant nursery called Logee’s Greenhouses suggests that we make room for some delicious candidates among our potted indoor plants—including some of the many choices of citrus that are well-adapted to growing in containers.

Cornell’s take on the native lawn, with todd bittner - awaytogarden.com - New York - state New York - county Garden
awaytogarden.com
21.10.2023

Cornell’s take on the native lawn, with todd bittner

REDUCING THE footprint of our lawns has been a key environmental message for gardeners in recent years, since lawns lack biodiversity and involve huge amounts of pollution between fertilizers, herbicides, and the gas used in mowing. But what to cultivate instead? That is the subject of a nearly 15-year native lawn research project at Cornell Botanic Gardens in Ithaca, New York, with some interesting insights.

In brandywine valley gardens, the du pont family legacy - awaytogarden.com - Cuba - state Pennsylvania - county Valley - state Delaware
awaytogarden.com
13.10.2023

In brandywine valley gardens, the du pont family legacy

IT’S HARD TO THINK of another place so rich with major gardens as the Brandywine Valley in Chester County, Pa., and an adjacent portion of Delaware. Five of those gardens have a historic connection—a family connection—as they were all by members of the du Pont family.

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