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The Search Begins. Again and Again.

The Search Begins. Again and Again.

Bob Hill, one-time Garden Rant partner, has been scratching his head. Finding the right place for new plants often turns into a magical adventure—again. Mid-May planting fever. Eight already full acres and an old golf cart from which to explore. Where to put what? Again. There is no path least...

Houseplant mania reaches Buffalo – GardenRant

Houseplant mania reaches Buffalo – GardenRant

Exact name of this begonia coming soon For years I’ve posted about my indoor gardening scene and endured the derision/indifference of my fellow Ranters about my love for houseplants and bulb forcing. Remember Amy’s Top Ten Reasons I Hate Houseplants? It’s still a great rant, so, even though I disagree...

Gardening When You Really Don’t Wanna

Gardening When You Really Don’t Wanna

The most dreaded thing I’ve ever had to face was to be dragged along while my mom took my sisters shopping. Any time this happened, it was beyond awful. A purgatory of boredom and sadness that could last anywhere from endless to eternal. Picture it this way: I’m an otherwise...

The Inspiration of a Guiding Star: Jardim da Estrela

The Inspiration of a Guiding Star: Jardim da Estrela

  My mind was made up 43 years ago after a week filled with cheap vino tinto, emotional Fado music and lots of walking up and down steep hills in Lisbon. In a park, off the busy, beaten path, I found an inspiration for a horticultural career. The Jardim da...

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Gardening Bonnie Crops

Gardening Bonnie Crops

Kitchen Ideas All of us could probably save time and money in the kitchen with out sacrificing the vitamin and taste of residence-cooked meals. Take a break out of your day and be part of us to style something new! Each demo comes with a small sample of meals. Market Check KITCHEN is from 12:00-1:00 pm on various Fridays (see drop down field for full record). Ensure that to verify right here usually to see the up to date schedule and matters. Peter & Ginhee’s mantra zero carbon, 50 native, 100 natural” highlights their dedication towards a zero-carbon footprint as well as their dedication to sourcing a minimal of fifty% of the restaurant’s merchandise from inside Massachusetts and providing solely all-pure meals, wines, beers, and sakes. Avery Perry started as one of many partners of the former Nella Pasta shop, and not too long ago launced his very own handmade... Read More
The Search Begins. Again and Again.

The Search Begins. Again and Again.

Bob Hill, one-time Garden Rant partner, has been scratching his head. Finding the right place for new plants often turns into a magical adventure—again. Mid-May planting fever. Eight already full acres and an old golf cart from which to explore. Where to put what? Again. There is no path least taken. They’ve all been taken. Again. So, the search begins. Again. The easy one first. The Astilbe goes next to the Heuchera. Both are shade lovers with red flowers and will offer “Welcome home” kisses along the driveway. The low-flowing Calamintha with the white flowers and funky smell? Sure. Plant in matching pots by the side door and walkway so you can squeeze the foliage and rub your fingers under your nose while walking past. Yes. Done. The new lady on the block, Hosta ‘Empress Wu’, she who wants to preside over the garden in a six-foot flowing green … Read More
Sagebrook Home announces launch of new PPE resource

Sagebrook Home announces launch of new PPE resource

Home accessory, lighting and furniture manufacturer Sagebrook Home announced the creation and launch of Comfort & Care Health Co., a sister company that offers personal protective equipment resources. Marketing Director Serena Martin said the company built on its 35 years of importing and began sourcing PPE in February in order to provide those resources to the trade community and to support customers. “We offer wholesale PPE supplies in bulk to all our Sagebrook Home customers and to other resale businesses,” Martin said. “Whether our customers want to ship a small amount of PPE with their home decor orders or if a business is strictly looking for a wholesale resource for PPE, we offer drop ship or LTL shipments from our Los Angeles distribution center.” Products offered include facemasks, face shields, gloves, isolation gowns, safety glasses, touchless thermometers, hand sanitizers and more. As states begin reopening, Martin said helping customers feel... Read More
Houseplant mania reaches Buffalo – GardenRant

Houseplant mania reaches Buffalo – GardenRant

Exact name of this begonia coming soon For years I’ve posted about my indoor gardening scene and endured the derision/indifference of my fellow Ranters about my love for houseplants and bulb forcing. Remember Amy’s Top Ten Reasons I Hate Houseplants? It’s still a great rant, so, even though I disagree with it, I encourage all to click back and enjoy. Here is just one part of my friend Johanna’s houseplant set-up. Photo Johanna Dominguez Well times have changed—in a big way. Thanks to millennial fervor for houseplant collecting, I find myself at the low-to-moderate end of the houseplant spectrum. I have friends who are accumulating indoor plants at the same rate I would be buying garden perennials and annuals in May and June. That’s a lot. We’re talking rooms with wall-to-wall plants and frenzied searches for rare hoyas and Zamioculcas zamiifolia (whatever those are). We’re talking building indoor potting … Read More
Kitchen Ranges

Kitchen Ranges

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Gardening When You Really Don’t Wanna

Gardening When You Really Don’t Wanna

The most dreaded thing I’ve ever had to face was to be dragged along while my mom took my sisters shopping. Any time this happened, it was beyond awful. A purgatory of boredom and sadness that could last anywhere from endless to eternal. Picture it this way: I’m an otherwise happy, well-adjusted 5-8 year old boy, but I’m being held hostage in a cavern of clothes racks at some store for the 6th or 7th hour and my arm is being held straight up above my head. All the blood it ever contained has drained from it hours ago, my wrist is gripped white-knuckled tight by an unbelievably strong, terrifyingly frustrated, and appallingly unsympathetic mother, and she is yanking my arm right and left to emphasize each and every syllable–my whole body violently following each yank–from some variation of a sentence that starts with “Mister, you had…” and ends with... Read More
The Inspiration of a Guiding Star: Jardim da Estrela

The Inspiration of a Guiding Star: Jardim da Estrela

  My mind was made up 43 years ago after a week filled with cheap vino tinto, emotional Fado music and lots of walking up and down steep hills in Lisbon. In a park, off the busy, beaten path, I found an inspiration for a horticultural career. The Jardim da Estrela was my guiding star. I professed solemn vows in 1976: I would love parks and gardens forever. Before I arrived in Portugal I had traveled on the cheap across the United Kingdom, Holland, France and Spain. Dog-eared pages of Arthur Frommer’s travel guide led me to abundant parks and gardens. On my visit to Portugal, as a 24-year-old, I was unsure what would happen after I plowed through my travel budget. I was a college graduate with a sociology degree and no certain career path. I had spent happy months beforehand, working the end of a spade at the... Read More
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2013 October Web page 29

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What’s the Point of Pergolas?

What’s the Point of Pergolas?

Pergolas in Daybreak, UT, outside Salt Lake City. A pergola in Maryland I saw way too much water-sucking landscaping when I was in Salt Lake City, but also some gorgeous pergolas in residential backyards. Lovely, huh? But what else do those structures provide? Not much shade. And it gets hot there! No protection from rain, which I understand they don’t get much of, so okay if you’re in the desert, I get it. And compared to screened-in porches that are increasingly popular here in Maryland, they offer no protection against insects. Again my Utahn acquaintances assured me bugs aren’t a big problem there, either. (Can it be so?) My bug-free porch All of which makes me wonder – Are people happy with their pergolas? Do they ever wish it had a roof and some screening? I also wonder if their designer suggested it. Anyone know? IF I lived in a... Read More