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Cornell on Lawn Care: Do Less!

Lawns have been attacked for some years now, with claims that they require obscene amounts of ...
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The Patience of a Gardener

Recently we’ve hosted lively discussions here at Garden Rant about spending gobs of money on our ...
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Saving Seedlings, Saving the World

Beyond the campsite’s irrigated lawn, the view of native scrub-covered hills. Recently I went camping near ...
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What’s a “Relentlessly Gay” yard?

To a self-described Christian in the Baltimore area, it’s having colorful candles. Rainbow-colored candles. They’re what ...
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Japanese beetle traps—a reconsideration

Japanese beetle courtesy of Shutterstock To trap or not to trap? That is the million roses ...
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Why I would be kicked out of a community garden

Community garden image courtesy of Shutterstock As a fellow online writer—who happens to be called Elizabeth ...
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Wild Designer Makes “Beautiful Places for People to Love”

Photo credit: Landscape Architecture Magazine. Rant readers know that we ...
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Perfect Prairie Meadow? More like Field of Broken Dreams

Queen of the Prairie My lust for the perfect prairie ...
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The Payoff

The tree form of serviceberry (likely Amelanchier ‘Autumn Brilliance’) lines ...
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A master of botanical accuracy

Just in time for local wildflower season (finally), the Burchfield ...
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They asked for it!

A few weeks ago, the Ranters were asked by Time.com’s ...
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Tales From the Droughtside or THE DROUGHTPOCALYPSE!!!

This is what the drought looks like. This yard has ...
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