When the Santa Barbara fire began last week in the community of Montecito, I thought of two people: T.C.Boyle and Ganna Walska.
Talking Plants Blog posts about Hot Gardeners
It's a candyland of yellow, purple, red, blue and silver foliage at one of Portland's oldest and botanically best private gardens.
The campaign promises are over; now to deliver the sublime, as we throw open the gates of a private Portland garden on the headiest day of American democracy we are ever likely to know.
I'm the first to admit this is the last place edible gardeners are going to find great ideas. Hell, any ideas. But at least I can turn you on to one of the more innovative and accessible organic farmers in the country should you ever find yo
Before I overwhelm you with the deep purple and mandarin orange of the promised bromeliad in Dan Hinkley's garden, let me show you how he uses more accessible
No doubt there are a whole lot of crowns he'd rather wear — a whole lot of sequined costumes, too — but once you've won most of the awards in your field plus won over all the people, not one of whom (damn it all) has an unadoring thing to
Nothing like a mega-party in a mega-garden to put stressful issues like entertaining in perspective. This past weekend, a mere 350 of us went to a fundraiser
In another attempt to answer Talking Plant's most popular query, What Would Eve Do?, the answer is...
Ever so slowly here at TP, strangers are becoming regulars, and regulars are becoming friends. So as I continue dodging your most-asked question, What Would Eve Do?
Dona Raimunda is a rock star. A meteor shower. A force of nature. It's amazing to me how that much personality can be contained in such a diminutive body.
Q: How many paleoecologists does it take to excavate a sinkhole, find seven previously undescribed bird species and reintroduce native plant species to a place they haven't grown in for a thousand years?
Introducing one of the country's most enchanting — and disarming — gardeners.