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
Tag Archives: organic
Healthy Food From the Garden: It’s Broth-Making Time….
Adapted from my sister blog, Anna’s Gardening Antics and Musings… Hello my friends. I hope you are well and enjoying this beautiful and bountiful summer season as much as I am. Fall is rapidly approaching, however, so I have began … Continue reading
Earth Day 2014 | Green Cities
“Green Cities” is the focus of the 44th annual observance of of Earth Day.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged climate change, concervation, conservation, eco, efficiency, environment, food, garden, gardening, gardens, green, health, healthy, nature, organic, outdoors, polution, recycling, renewable energy, solar, sustainability, wind Leave a comment
Walmart to Sow Its Organic Wild Oats
The nation’s largest retailer and grocer enters the organic food rush.
Egg-ology | Organic Brown and White Eggs
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 and the Organic, Sustainable and Local Food Shift
Restaurants are largely missing out on our changing attitudes toward food, but there is hope.
Posted in Food, Uncategorized Tagged cooking, eating, environment, environmental, food, healthy, local, natural food, organic, restaurants, sustainable, vegan, vegetarian Leave a comment
MOM’s Organic Market Stands Against Lawn Chemicals
A feisty organic food store dedicated to protecting and restoring the environment urges the public to say no to chemically-maintained lawns.
Posted in Lawn Care Tagged agriculture, Bryn Mawr, health, healthy, lawn care, Maryland, MOM's Organic Market, Monsanto, organic, organic food, organic produce, Pennsylvania, pesticides, Rockville MD, Roundup, Virgnia Leave a comment
Bottoms Up | The Republic of Tea Biodynamic Teas
The most popular brewed beverage gets new healthy (for you and the planet) additions.
First U.S. Fair Trade Beer to Celebrate Launch in New York City
Peak Organic launches “Fair Trade” beer brewed with Irving Farm coffee.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged atisan beer, beer coffee, free, freebies, Irving Farm, launch party, natural beer, natural food, New York, New York City, NYC, organic, organic ales, organic beer, organic coffee, organic food, organic microbrew, pale ale, party, Peak Organic Brewing, sustainable Leave a comment
ADA | Something NOT to Chew On
More bad news about what’s in our food and another reason to steer clear of as many pre-fab meals as possible.
Posted in Food, Uncategorized Tagged ADA, additives, azodicarbonamide, Environmental Working Group, FDA, flip flops, food, foods, GMO, groceries, health, healthy, organic, processed foods, toxins, unhealthy, WHO, World Health Organization, yoga 1 Comment
GMO A-Go-Go | A Video by Natural News
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
Posted in Food, Uncategorized Tagged cooking, crops, farm, farming, fitness, food, gluten free, GMO, GMOs, health, healthy, natural food, natural news, organic Leave a comment
Digging It | Acres USA Magazine
Pass the time until gardening season with some great winter reading.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Acres USA, b, composting, crop rotation, environment, farm, farming, free sample, freebies, garden, gardening, gardens, insect control, organic, pest control, soil science, sustainable 2 Comments
Scent of a Woman | Organic Perfumes That Grow on You (And in Soil)
With Valentine’s Day approaching, sustainable fragrances by A Perfume Organic.
Posted in Beauty, Uncategorized Tagged A Perfume Organic, Amanda Walker, beauty, flowers, fragrances, garden, organic, perfume, perfumes, PETA, scents, skincare, USDA, vegan 3 Comments
Widow Jane | Organic Heirloom Artisanal Bourbon
Farm-to-bottle whiskey with an eco-friendly, all-American pedigree.
Companion Planting Tips for Organic Garden Pest Control
Canadian pro gardener and GV contributor A.H. Jackson offers a few companion planting organic pest control options for keeping bad bugs at bay.
Wanderlust | New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden, the broadest collection of gardens in America’s biggest metropolis, offers a year-round horticulture fill and then some.
Posted in Garden, Travel, Uncategorized Tagged American Museum of Natural History, botanical gardens, Bronx, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, garden, gardening, gardens, Grow NYC, GustOrganics, Juice Box, Manhattan, New York, New York Botanical Garden, New York City, NYBG, organic, photography, photos, Public Gardens, tourism, travel 1 Comment
Sprouting | GMO Inside
On the rise: a leader in the fight against GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
Posted in Food, Uncategorized Tagged food, General Mills, genetically modified, GMO, GMO Inside, GMOs, Green America, healthy, Monsanto, natural, Non-GMO Project, organic, Post, Whole Foods Leave a comment
Digging It | America’s Home Grown Veggie Show
A must-listen radio show for lovers of edible gardens.
How Safe is Your Organic Chicken?
Scientists say organic chicken is no healthier than conventionally raised, but it is less likely to be contaminated by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Joyce Newman, our expert on organic food and green product labels, weighs in on the latest research.
Posted in Organic Food, Uncategorized Tagged chicken, Consumer Reports, GMO, health, healthy food, organic, organic chicken, organic food 1 Comment
The Tasteful Garden | Organic Vegetables and Herbs
Garden Variety talks the business of organics with Cindy Martin of The Tasteful Garden, a specialty grower and online shop in Heflin, Ala., that has been offering organic edible plants long before they became wildly popular.
Growing Thoughts | Garden Resolutions for 2014
Our editor, Therese Ciesinski, shares some gardening resolutions ambitions for the New Year.
Posted in Garden, Seed Starting, Uncategorized Tagged garden, gardening, gardens, organic, Organic Gardening, organic seeds, peat moss, seed starting, seeds, Therese Ciesinski 3 Comments
Garden Variety Has Big Plans
Last week, we told you to expect some good news from us. Well, here it is. If you’ve liked what we’ve done with Garden Variety so far, there’s much more in store. We can think of nothing better than to … Continue reading
Digging It | Free-Range Chicken Gardens
Chickens are having their moment in the sun—everyone from natural foodies to sustainable permaculturists have come to appreciate all they have to offer. For many gardeners, keeping these birds is a natural outgrowth of cultivating gardens. In her book “Free-Range … Continue reading
Posted in Garden, Uncategorized Tagged chickens, compost, free-range chicken gardens, fressh eggs, garden, gardening, Jessi Bloom, natural pest control, organic, permaculture 2 Comments
10 Organic Resolutions Worth Keeping for Life
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.
Posted in Food, Uncategorized Tagged health food, healthy, natural food, organic, organic food, organic vegetables, The Organic Center, vegan, vegetarian 3 Comments
Gardenites, Have a Happy New Year!
On this last day of 2013, the new year is upon us, which means that it’s time to reflect on life over the past twelve months. Was it a better year for you? Did you accomplish your personal or professional … Continue reading
7 Free Natural, Organic and Healthy Food Apps You Should Know
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:
Garden Variety Wishes You a Merry Christmas
Gardenites, although we’re sure that most of you are too busy celebrating the holiday to read this, we at GV would like to take time to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!
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Bottoms Up | The World’s Best (Almost) Champagne and an Organic Alternative
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
Posted in Drinks, Food, Uncategorized Tagged apple cider, apple juice, champagne, juice, organic, organic drinks, organic juice, Saint-Hilaire, sparkling wine, wine 1 Comment
Beautiful Mess | A Garden’s Return to Nature
Conventional wisdom says clean up, clear away and cover your veggie garden in winter. But as our Editor-at-Large Therese Ciesinski points out, with ornamentals, it may be best to take completely different approach.
Posted in Uncategorized, winter garden Tagged compost, fall garden, fall gardening, garden, gardening, organic, Therese Ciesinski, wildlife, winter, winter garden, winter gardening 1 Comment
In Store | Door to Door Organics
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.