20 апреля, 2021

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  • You gotta love a floricycle
    by Elizabeth Licata on 20 апреля, 2021

      Even the name makes me smile.  And now I am on a mission to document a floricycle at every stage of its development. In 2019, the final step in the restoration of Buffalo’s Darwin Martin campus—a Frank Lloyd Wright residential estate consisting of seven structures, including a Gardener’s Cottage—was completed with the installation of [...] The post You gotta love a floricycle appeared […]

  • Gardening 101: Cucumber
    by Kier Holmes on 20 апреля, 2021

    Cucumber, Cucumis sativus You can toss cucumbers in salads, enjoy them pickled, flavor water with them, and even slice and rest them on eyelids to reduce puffiness. Cucumbers are, indeed, a multitasking fruit. Wait, what…a fruit? That’s right, while in the culinary world they fall under the vegetable category, they’re botanically fruits as they grow

  • Step away from the sprinkler
    by GardenRant Guest on 19 апреля, 2021

    Guest post from Heather Olsen It was March 17. We had to leave the park earlier than the four-year-old wanted because the one-year-old needed a diaper change and a nap. Much whining ensued. I wouldn’t stop to buy an ice cream cone at the burger joint, the mile-long bike ride home was all uphill, and [...] The post Step away from the sprinkler appeared first on GardenRant.

  • Landscaping Ideas: 10 Luxuries Worth the Splurge
    by Michelle Slatalla on 19 апреля, 2021

    A landscaping project can get expensive fast. But many landscaping elements that feel costly up front can save money in the long run. A good rule of thumb, whether designing an outdoor space from scratch or undertaking a minor project, is to spend money on permanence: invest in quality hardscape materials to give a garden good bones. We’ve

  • Re-Thinking Scented Violets
    by admin Matt on 16 апреля, 2021

       Great confustion exists not only amongst us gardeners about what is and what isn’t a scented violet, but also with botanists. Luckly, with recient...

  • Trending on Remodelista: Our New Wish List
    by Gardenista Team on 16 апреля, 2021

    Remodelista’s editors are democratic in their obsessions: Every week, they cover projects and products that run the gamut from high-end to low-priced. This week, we were particularly taken with their luxury recommendations. Plus: 10 Great Questions for NYC Architect David Mann Kitchen of the Week: A Two-Toned Design in Denmark Mole Cottage in Wales: A

  • Weeding and mulching are satisfying, but we need ground covers to eliminate those chores
    by Susan Harris on 16 апреля, 2021

    The Goal is Super-Low-Maintenance Here's a 21 by 11-foot island bed around the entrance sign to my co-op community.  It's very prominent and as of yesterday morning, half-full of weeds.And here it is after two hours of weeding and mulching - by me, because I've added this island to my growing domain of adopted gardens [...] The post Weeding and mulching are satisfying, but we need ground covers […]

  • California Dreaming: A Golden Landscape on the Edge of the Continent
    by Michelle Slatalla on 16 апреля, 2021

    Picture a house sitting in a meadow of California wildflowers, welcoming butterflies. That was the dream of clients who searched for two years for the right piece of land before buying a parcel on California’s central coast, near Carmel. The challenge for San Francisco-based Feldman Architecture and landscape architect Bernard Trainor of Ground Studio—who worked together

  • Don’t Give Away Too Much Too Soon – A Letter to the Midwest
    by Marianne Willburn on 15 апреля, 2021

    April 15, 2021 Lovettsville VA Dear Scott, Spring! Etc. etc. What a relief.  I am torn between feeling overwhelmed each morning, and tearful gratitude. However, finding a new colony of native may apples where I winter-dispatched a thicket of multiflora rose may have soundly tipped the scales towards gratitude. Those mottled, delicate umbrellas took me [...] The post Don’t Give Away Too Much […]

  • Architects’ Secrets: 10 Ideas to Create Privacy in the Garden
    by Meredith Swinehart on 15 апреля, 2021

    A fence is the obvious choice, but there are many other ways to design for privacy in the garden. We turned to members of the Remodelista + Gardenista Architect/Designer Directory for their outdoor privacy solutions: Woven Steel Screen An office building in Palo Alto needed moderate privacy for meetings and office gatherings in an outdoor

  • Blossom and the Bramley Apple Tree
    by Allen Bush on 14 апреля, 2021

    Peter Morrin, former Director of Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, emailed me a few weeks ago to say there was a remarkable piece of glasswork on display at the Speed called Blossom. Peter gave few details, beyond mentioning an etched 3-D rendering of a slowly dying apple tree and also that the museum piece was gizmo-wired [...] The post Blossom and the Bramley Apple Tree appeared first on […]

  • Landscaping Ideas: 11 Design Mistakes to Avoid
    by Michelle Slatalla on 14 апреля, 2021

    Early spring is the season of hope: for the most beautiful garden ever. And you can have that. You also can lay the most charming front path in the history of hardscaping projects. And create the most welcoming outdoor living space that mankind has known. All you have to do is avoid 11 common landscape design mistakes. Here’s

  • I cleaned up my garden. Fight me.
    by Elizabeth Licata on 13 апреля, 2021

    Spring in Western New York is fleeting, maybe just a little bit more than a state of mind. The actual gardening season from early summer to mid-fall is more substantial, but still short enough. The other day, our Facebook gardening group got this private message: “Am I evil for clearing away leaf litter and dead [...] The post I cleaned up my garden. Fight me. appeared first on GardenRant.

  • Landscaping 101: A Garden Arsenal to Fight Weeds
    by Justine Hand on 13 апреля, 2021

    Call me old-fashioned, but in the war of the weeds, I prefer hand-to-hand combat over chemical warfare. In my experience pulling up weeds by hand or trowel is not only more effective at getting rid of them for good, it also promotes healthier soil. Weeding by hand is more work than spraying weeds with an

  • That time I started a “native” prairie
    by GardenRant Guest on 12 апреля, 2021

    Guest rant from Jack Kramer Our current home of eighteen years is sited on a one-and-a-half acre lot, originally part wooded and part field. I had told the builder to leave a section of the field undisturbed, thus earmarking this land for what I hoped would be native prairie. I opted for this rather than [...] The post That time I started a “native” prairie appeared first on GardenRant.

  • Gardening 101: Forsythia
    by Jeanne Rostaing on 12 апреля, 2021

    Forsythia, Forsythia x intermedia: Border Forsythia Even people who can’t tell a cactus from a tulip can recognize Forsythia. It is that ubiquitous big shrub that often looks like an untidy bunch of sticks until early spring, when it suddenly reveals its raison d’être with an explosion of brilliant yellow flowers. Garden designers sometimes avoid this plant because it only provides […]

  • Trending on Remodelista: The Lighting Trend You Need to Know About
    by Gardenista Team on 9 апреля, 2021

    We spotted a lighting trend over on Remodelista this week that is brightening up rooms and adding a ton of personality to boot: the conical lampshade pendant. Plus: The Body in Blue: Laxmi Hussain’s London Home and Studio Showcase Her Figural Art Remodeling 101: Soapstone Sinks 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Round Kitchen Tables Shopper’s Diary:

  • The Power of Names: Why generic labels disrespect horticulture and the plant-buying public
    by C.L. Fornari on 9 апреля, 2021

    By C.L. Fornari Sparky, a Sato, wonders why he's being asked to sit next to a Hydrangea, tentatively identified as a H. macrophylla 'Sandy Summer'  I went to the grocery store recently, and when I checked out, my cart contained the food I needed and a Hydrangea that I didn’t. The store was [...] The post The Power of Names: Why generic labels disrespect horticulture and the plant-buying […]

  • 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Ipe Wood
    by Kier Holmes on 9 апреля, 2021

    If you’re considering ipe wood for a deck (or for siding, or for a fence), you probably already know that the smooth hardwood resembles mahogany and can last more than 50 years without needing replacement. Ipe has natural attributes to defeat many of the plagues that deck owners fear most: insects, rots, fire, and the

  • Garden Visit: At Home With Canada’s Favorite Garden Writer
    by Marjorie Harris on 8 апреля, 2021

    Gardening is not in my family or in my blood. But one fine morning more than 30 years ago, the sun slanted seductively into my Toronto backyard and my garden suddenly seemed the most glorious place on earth. I knew that I could do something interesting here and–ho, ho–I would have complete control. In very

  • In Defense of Inclusive Biodiversity
    by Marianne Willburn on 8 апреля, 2021

    As a follow up to Elizabeth’s post last week remarking on the sorrowful tone of Margaret Renkl’s NYT article on non-native spring color, The AHS kindly allowed GardenRant to run an excerpt of my recent column in The American Gardener this month. A link to the full article is available at the end of the [...] The post In Defense of Inclusive Biodiversity appeared first on GardenRant.

  • Cicada Karma/Weather Retribution
    by Allen Bush on 7 апреля, 2021

     A notorious 17-year cicada returns to portions of the eastern United States  in a few weeks.  If you're in the path of Brood X  you may need to stuff cotton balls in your ears, but don't worry. They won't bite. This is a repost from a mid-June 2008  Human Flower Project story. Julie Ardery's Human Flower [...] The post Cicada Karma/Weather Retribution appeared first on GardenRant.

  • 10 Easy Pieces: Rectangular Wooden Outdoor Dining Tables
    by Alexa Hotz on 7 апреля, 2021

    The start of outdoor dining season is here, and it’s time to take stock. We’ve rounded up a selection of rectangular wooden tables suitable for dining in the open air. They all meet the requirements for longevity, capacity, simplicity (and in some cases, expandability). Here are 10 favorites. Above: Made of sustainably sourced teak, a

  • Wild Flower Society: 10 Outside-the-Box Native Plants
    by Justine Hand on 6 апреля, 2021

    New England gardeners who look for native species enjoy the happy support of the New England Wild Flower Society, an organization dedicated to the study, preservation, and propagation of the region’s wild flora. Each spring I look forward to finding new inspiration at the society’s wilderness showcase, Garden in the Woods, where I also can

  • Nursery catalogs—the good, the bad, and the merely annoying
    by GardenRant Guest on 5 апреля, 2021

    Guest rant by Jack Kramer Guess you could say I started gardening at about age four when I planted onion sets in my sandbox. That means I now have seventy-eight years of gardening under my belt. But I'm still learning. Each year, I buy plants from local nurseries, avoiding the often-drooping stock at big box [...] The post Nursery catalogs—the good, the bad, and the merely annoying appeared […]

  • DIY: An Easy Way to Grow Celery from Its Root
    by Alexa Hotz on 5 апреля, 2021

    Only recently have I begun to appreciate the celery stalk—adding it to soups and grinding it down into a salt—as my new kitchen secret for adding subtle bits of flavor. So when I spotted this resourceful celery growing experiment from Mary Andrews and Tim Vidra, I thought I would share their findings. See the process

  • I’m Project-ed Out! Weariness Projected Through Labor Day!
    by Scott Beuerlein on 5 апреля, 2021

    Usually March around here is pretty dire. It is when the novelty of the outside air being so cold you can freeze water in it has long lost its charm and when the utter lack of any color outside becomes unbearable. Invariably, it’s the time of year when anything in the garden that might have once promised “winter interest” can only still be identified by means of dental records. The post […]

  • Praising and *Defending* the ‘Ogon’ Spirea
    by Susan Harris on 4 апреля, 2021

    I've grown several spirea shrubs over the years but it wasn't until I found the 'Ogon' variety that I became thoroughly smitten, recommending it to the dozens of people who've asked me about it admiringly. Here's why. The photo above, taken March 8 of last year, shows how early they bloom - with the 'February [...] The post Praising and *Defending* the ‘Ogon’ Spirea appeared first on […]

  • Outdoor Project: Five Tips for Creating an Ideal At-Home Retreat, from Rejuvenation
    by Gardenista Team on 2 апреля, 2021

    These days, we’re spending a great deal of time at home: Not only are we working from home and relaxing there in the evenings, too, we’re also hosting small, distanced gatherings in our outdoor spaces and planning staycations. Which means that as spring turns into summer and the days get warmer, it’s the ideal time

  • Blessings on Thee, Gardener’s Cat
    by Mike Nowak on 2 апреля, 2021

    Guest rant by Mike Nowak. Mike recently interviewed Ranters Susan Harris and Marianne Willburn for his radio show and it's now available  here on YouTube. If you have a cat—not own a cat, because you own a cat perhaps the way you own a head cold—and you have indoor plants, you are familiar with the [...] The post Blessings on Thee, Gardener’s Cat appeared first on GardenRant.

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