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: Garden
Wild Plantain (Heliconia Caribaea) Derived originally from the Heliconia species whose origins are Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Central America and Columbia, the Wild Plantain (also known as Lobster Claws) is a showy, herbaceous perennial hardy to USDA Zones 10 to … Continue reading
The Crimson Glory Vine (vitis coignetiae) is a deciduous and vigorous climber that originates from Japan and Korea. This ornamental grape vine can reach an impressive 30 to 60 feet, and can successfully be grown in zones 4-8. It needs … Continue reading
Growing up during the 70 and 80’s on a rural farm (population 234) in Northern Florida near the Georgia border provided me with invaluable experiences of growing, harvesting and preserving food. My paternal and maternal grandmothers both had large families … Continue reading
Victory gardens were widely encouraged and sometimes government-mandated during World War I and II to help supplement food supplies for families (large amounts of food were shipped to help support troops in foreign countries). The War commission provided people with … Continue reading
Dick Culbert https://www.flickr.com/photos/92252798@N07/8469300364/ Patagonian Groundsel Tree, also known as Patagonian Sea Myrtle (Baccharis patagonica), is a frost-hardy, fall-flowering evergreen shrub originating from South America — Chile and Argentina (Patagonia). Known for its versatility as a mounding hedge or a thick, … Continue reading
To many, a waterlogged area of a property is an inconvenience or eyesore. In most cases, poor draining soil in small areas can be corrected by amending the soil or other economical means.
Some of the best things about spring and summer are the abundance of beautiful weather, the ability to grow things, ample opportunities for outdoor barbecues, parties, and other forms of open-air entertainment, and the ability to enjoy nature is all … Continue reading
By Avenue – Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14980740 Maidenhair vine (Muehlenbeckia complexa) is a deciduous climbing vine native to New Zealand. It is most notably known for its versatility as a prolific ground cover and screening plant due its rampart but … Continue reading
By Amanda Slater – May 29th “Tree Three_Snow Gum Blossom”, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4327216 By Sterry2607 – Transferred from de.wikipedia to Commons by Hekerui using CommonsHelper., CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org /w/index.php?curid=35857638 By Toby Hudson – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9374575 … Continue reading
It has been a dream of mine for many years now as a garden designer to be commissioned to create a large scale sensory garden for a facility such as a hospital, mall, school, senior citizen centers or treatment center. … Continue reading
The National Gardening Survey reveals that three-quarters of Americans garden in one form or another. But only 36 percent of people with disabilities engage in any leisure physical activity, including gardening and walking outdoors, according to a report by the … Continue reading
On this day of observance and appreciation, Garden Variety would like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to the men who represent the best of fatherhood, paternal bonding and positive influences in the lives of others. YOU MIGHT ALSO … Continue reading
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On this day celebrating the women responsible for making each and every one of our lives possible, Garden Variety would like to offer a word of thanks for the unconditional love, thoughtful care and tireless efforts of every mom out … Continue reading
In France, as across much of North America, spring has finally sprung. And Mike Alexander is ready as the ‘Saint of Frost’ gives way to seasonal bloom.
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GV’s Joyce Newman introduces us to a wildflower usually found on the forest floor.
Our man in Europe, horticulturist Mike Alexander, on the season of the dandelion, the bane of gardeners everywhere.
A flower-filled town on one of the Great Lakes allows you go Dutch without the jet lag.
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Happy Easter from GV to you! May each and every one of you enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Thank you all for reading, liking, commenting and sharing! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Garden Variety Wishes You a Merry Christmas Happy … Continue reading
Kerry Meyer, program manager with high-performing plant brand Proven Winners, on how to find healthy plants in garden centers.
GV’s European correspondent, Mike Alexander, gives a quick primer on the living—and growing—heritage of the French city known as La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty)
Our editor, Therese Ciesinski, on a seasonal favorite: the richly-scented, pale-trumpeted floral symbols of Easter.
A new e-learning site dedicated to informing the students—and the public—about the role of nutrients in healthy food production and the preservation of green spaces.
More Americans opting for locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs at a time when health issues and surging food prices have become national concerns.
GV announces the giveaway winners.
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GV’s Joyce H. Newman catches up with renown garden designer Roy Diblik, who discuses his work and new book, “The Know Maintenance Garden.”
Westbury Garden Rooms, a builder of beautiful custom conservatories and orangeries in the U.K., offers GV readers some spring planting advice.
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Who doesn’t enjoy getting free things? Especially gardeners at springtime.
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When watering the garden, there’s more to consider than when and how much, explains GV contributor A.H. Jackson.
A final opportunity to experience the world’s biggest indoor flower exhibit.
While much of France is still stuck in late-Winter’s chill, the almost year-round sunshine of the Cote d’Azur offers ample opportunities to explore ‘La Route des Mimosas,’ a “trail” spanning eight villages centered around the beautiful golden mimosa tree.
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National Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 23-28) kicks off ahead of the spring weed onslaught.
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A freebie on President’s Day.
Majorelle Gardens, the luxuriant, 12-acre cobalt-blue-splashed garden of earthly delights just outside the Marrakech home of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, inspired the designer with a blur of French and Moroccan sensibilities. GV’s European correspondent Mike Alexander takes us on … Continue reading
Announcing the winners of the giveaway.