ARCHIVE OF POSTS
- 11 Garden Bloggers and Writers You Should Know
- Tour a Private Garden Near You
- Companion Planting Tips for Organic Garden Pest Control
- Tour a Private Garden Near You
- Dear Diary | Keeping a Garden Journal
- The Mole Man | Controlling Moles in the Garden and Lawn
- Garden Design Magazine Is Returning (Bigger and Better)
- Growing Thoughts | Garden Resolutions for 2014
- A Gardener Without a Wheelbarrow or Garden Cart
- Most Americans Interested in Composting, Survey Finds
- A Brief History of Intensive Gardening
- Fat Birds | A Gardener and the Local Avian Population
- Deer in the Garden | Oh, Dear!
- War of the Irises | Gardener Versus the Postman
- Beautiful Mess | A Garden’s Return to Nature
- A Burning Issue and the Virtues of a Garden Assistant
- The French Fungus Affair and the Rebirth of Organic Gardening
- The Top 24 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Gardeners
- Container Gardening 101 | Big Results in Small Spaces
- Landscape Fabric | It’s NOT the New Black
- Something in the Air | Stink Bugs Move From Garden to Home
Vegetables, Herbs & Fruits
- Digging It | America’s Home Grown Veggie Show
- New Garden Vegetables, Flowers and Herbs for 2014
- Vegetables and Herbs for Cold Climate Gardens
- Go Fig-ure | Too Much of a Good Thing
- Fall Bounty | Pumpkins, Winter Squash and Gourds
- One of the World’s Rarest Flowers Stolen
- Slow Flowers | The Best Blooms, From a Plot Near You
- Toad Lily | Autumn’s Last Flower
- Mums the Word | To Live and Die With Chrysanthemums
- Full Bloom | Little Bluestem and Purple Love Grass
Plants, Trees & Shrubs
- Plant One on Me | The Magic of Mistletoe
- Keeping the Green in Holiday Evergreens
- How to Beat a Strawberry Tree
- Holiday Plant Care | Melinda Myers Shares Her Houseplant Survival Secrets
- Pumpkin on a Stick | Ornamental Eggplant
- Fall in a Nutshell | Walnuts in France
Food, Drink & Health
- Healthier, Earth-Friendly Valentine’s Day Chocolates
- Cancer-linked Coloring Agent Found in Soda Pop
- Sprouting | GMO Inside
- How Safe is Your Organic Chicken?
- Ginger and Cinnamon | Natural Healing Herbs
- 7 Free Natural, Organic and Healthy Food Apps You Should Know
- The Best Egg Nog Money Can Buy
- Bottoms Up | The World’s Best (Almost) Champagne and an Organic Alternative
- Tasting Newfoundland and Labrador | Canada’s Remote Food Frontier
- What You Should Know About ‘Free-Range’ Turkey
- Eating Nuts Leads to Longer Life, Less Cancer, Heart Disease
- Truth in Menus and Labels | Organic Salmon
- Garden to Table | Vinegars
- Six Healthy Chinese Super Foods
- FDA Seeks to Ban Unhealthy Trans Fats
- Sprouting | SPE Certified Food
- Garden to Table | Organic Apples
- FDA: U.S. Spice Imports Contaminated with Salmonella, Insects, Excrement, Hair
- Garden to Table | Olive Oil’s Slippery Slope
Photos & Garden Tours
- Wanderlust | New York Botanical Garden
- Taking a Walk Through a Historic French Garden
- Photo of the Week | A Faithful Re-creation of a Historic Greenhouse
- Photo of the Week | Impressive Garden Beds
- Photo of the Week | Red Cottage with a Grass Roof
- Digging It | Dallas Blooms with Birds in Paradise
- Photo of the Week | A Euro-Style Garden in the South
- Photo of the Week | A Casually Opulent Outdoor Room
- Photo of the Week | A Winery Mountain Garden
- Visiting Longwood Gardens at Christmastime
- Wanderlust | The Butchart Gardens
- Photo of the Week | A Hotel Garden in Southeast Asia
- Photo of the Week | A Garden Arbor and Lush Plantings
- Photo of the Week | A Grand Garden Shed
- Wanderlust | Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
- Photo of the Week | A South American Vegetable Garden
- Photo of the Week | English Country Estate Garden
- The Tasteful Garden | Organic Vegetables and Herbs
- In Store | Detroit Garden Works
- Digging It | EcoScraps Compost Mix
- Lodge Cast Iron Skillet | A Pan for All Seasons
- 5 Great Gifts for Gardeners
- In Store | Door to Door Organics
- Digging It | A Sailing Bag for Garden Duty
- Now Showing | Gardens of the World
- Digging It | The Patriot Fire Pit
- In Store | Mouth Foods
Outdoors & Decorating
- Upcycled Garden Wares for the Potting Bench
- Outside In | Outdoor Room Inspiration
- Cultivating Your Surroundings | 5 Ways to Bring the Garden Indoors
- Bookworm | Virginia Woolf’s Garden
- Digging It | Free-Range Chicken Gardens
- Bookworm | Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life
- Bookworm | Children’s Books for Gardeners in the Making
- Bookworm | The Signature of All Things
- Refresh Your Garden Design | A Quick Q&A with Rebecca Sweet (Plus, Photos)
- Meet | Leslie Bennett, Co-Author of The Beautiful Edible Garden
Art & Crafts
- On a Pedestal | Lynn Karlin’s Vegetable Art
- Old Art Finds a New Purpose | The Floral Collages of Lauren Karnitz
- The Kissing Ball | A Holiday Decorating How-To
- 10 Organic Resolutions Worth Keeping for Life
- Now Showing | Growing Cities (with Urban Farms)
- In Detroit, Growtown Blooms
- Garda Dibble Tool, ThinkEco2 Planter and EcoScraps Giveaway
- Digital Wallpapers | Classic Outdoor Christmas Scenes
- Saying ‘No’ to Garden Gnomes?
- For Gardeners, a Shot at Finding a Dream Job
- Where’s the Buzz? Few Bees in the Garden
- Show Me Your Hands | Garden- and Weather-Proof Your Paws
Category Archives: Food
The nation’s largest retailer and grocer enters the organic food rush.
The Food and Drug Administration says it’s time to rethink honey labeling standards.
More Americans opting for locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs at a time when health issues and surging food prices have become national concerns.
Are organic eggs really better for you? Does it matter it they are white or brown? Our green product specialist Joyce Newman weighs in.
Restaurants are largely missing out on our changing attitudes toward food, but there is hope.
More bad news about what’s in our food and another reason to steer clear of as many pre-fab meals as possible.
We stumbled across this short animated film and thought we’d share it. Enjoy! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE 10 Organic Resolutions Worth Keeping for Life Sprouting | GMO Inside Sprouting | SPE Certified Food
French scientists say eating fruits rich in Vitamin C could help reduce the risk of hemorrhagic stroke or bleeding in the brain.
Balanced, low-fat, low sugar, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan…Edamam has it.
Yet another potentially dangerous food additive “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA.
Green product watcher Joyce Newman shares which chocolate brands are healthy for the environment and your body.
One of the chemicals that gives cola and other dark soda their rich brown hue is a potential carcinogen, according to Consumer Reports. GV’s Joyce Newman explains.
On the rise: a leader in the fight against GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
The Organic Center, a nonprofit group that studies and promotes organic food and farming, offers ten research-backed resolutions for a healthier, more natural life in 2014 and beyond.
In our fast-moving world, staying informed about food issues and making the best choices can be complicated. Here are seven of the best no-cost apps we think no health-minded and environmentally-conscious foodie should be without:
‘Tis the season to drink eggnog and one standout makes downing the traditional Christmas drink a pure pleasure.
Bottoms Up serves up the pour on beverages (wines, beers, spirits, mixed drinks, soda, juices, fruit drinks, coffee, tea, shakes, smoothies and more). For holiday and New Year toasts, a top-notch affordable bubbly you’ve probably never heard of. Plus, a … Continue reading
In Store introduces new, interesting and must-visit online shops and bricks-and- mortar retail stores. This time up, a delivery gateway for local organic foods.
The far-flung Canadian province—the easternmost point of North America—is off the radar of most traveling foodies. But those who do venture to this picturesque historic region will find much more than just its signature cod and blue potatoes.
Stumped by organic and natural food claims? Our green expert, Joyce Newman, takes the mystery out of often confusing (and sometimes deceptive) menus and product labels. Here, she dishes on ‘organic’ salmon.
Editor Shannon Roxborough chats with Leslie Bennett, half of the creative team behind Star Apple Edible + Fine Gardening, a firm that is beautifying one food garden at a time, about their book, where it all started and edible landscapes … Continue reading
Our food production and commercial growing expert Alan Jackson provides a primer on the sour but oh so sweet world of vinegar.
The Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.), this morning, announced a proposal that would all but eliminate the use of artificial trans fats, the artery clogging substance that raises bad cholesterol while possibly lowering good cholesterol, in processed foods, in an … Continue reading
Sprouting reveals places—neighborhoods, communities and destinations—that are emerging and being reborn with gardens, green space and nature-focused amenities, as well as trends and movements springing up in the worlds of gardening, outdoor living and food and drink. In this inaugural column, … Continue reading
In Store introduces new, interesting and must-visit online shops and bricks-and- mortar retail stores. In this first installment, a virtual indie food market.
Mike Alexander, Garden Variety’s man in Europe and French horticulture expert, provides insights into walnuts, an important part of southern France’s agricultural and culinary culture.
Garden to Table looks at homegrown, organic and natural foods, ingredients, recipes and preparation tips. In this installment, GV’s green guru Joyce H. Newman on why despite their health benefits—combating disease and promoting weight loss—there is reason for concern when … Continue reading
Foreign spices have twice the share of contaminants found in other types of imported foods, the F.D.A. says.