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Possible Trump Bump for HGTV

A Twitter-following friend alerted me to the hashtag "WatchHGTVinstead" started by a David Hoffman. The purpose is to deny Trump high ratings for his State...

HGTV Stars – Where are They Now?

I learned to garden lo these many years ago from two sources - good magazines and good shows on HGTV, back when it had...

HGTV as fake as we always thought

Like many of you, I stopped watching garden shows on HGTV when they effectively dropped the "G".  But during my recent adventure in the...

Praise for HGTV – really!

On NPR's "Morning Edition", correspondent Neda Ulaby singled out Home and Garden Television (often criticized by gardeners for its vanishing G) to praise its...

How Green are the Landscaping Practices on HGTV’s 2010 Green Home?

Guest Rant by Ginny Stibolt, the Transplanted GardenerI don't have cable and don't watch HGTV, except rarely on other people's TVs.  So maybe I've missed some...

Round-up of Carpentry and Beefcake on HgTV

Sure, I'm sometimes hard on HgTV - the lower-case G reflects their disappearing gardening content - but truth to tell, I'm still watching. ...

Today: Join the Gardener Protest of HGTV (The New York Times is Watching)

If you're like to see more gardening (the silent G) on HGTV, rush right over to Tina's protest website and start emailing the sponsors...

Gardeners Protest Vanishing G on HGTV April 13 – Be there!

Tina K is mad - especially about the impending disappearance of Paul James, her favorite TV gardening host - and she's not...

“Man Named Pearl” on HGTV Sunday night 8 pm

In a fit of blogger fairmindedness, I'm ignoring all the rants I've written or read about HGTV and recommending you tune in to the channel...

I had to see for myself: HGTV gardening shows, part one (plus hydrangea discussion)

All this talk about HGTV got me—well, maybe not intrigued—but at least mildly curious in an irritated way. I had to know what the...

HGTV Update

by SusanIt's time to check in with the channel we love to rant about - Home and Garden Television, which many believe would be...

More on HGTV’s campaign to alienate gardeners, plus thoughts on the co-opting of Master...

Are you ready for another gripe session about HGTV?  Here's a little behind-the-scenes look at the station we love to rant about. A few...

Paul James – You’ve Got Mail, and on the Sorry State of HGTV

Paul's show has been reduced from twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday to once on Saturday, a cutback of 75 percent for the mathematically challenged. ...

HGTV’s Must-Miss Garden Shows

Do you know this woman?  Her name is Susie Coelho and apparently she's an authority on "styling," whatever that is, and she's probably really good at...
Cutout Andy and Marianne Willburn

‘Martha Knows Best’ Is Not Great. It’s Not Even a Good Thing.

So, it’s come to this. As a nation, we are so starved for American garden programming that we are willing to accept that a woman...

“Martha Knows Best” is Great, But Does She Really?

I had so completely tuned out HGTV as a source of gardening instruction or inspiration that I totally missed the July 31 premier of...

There’s a Thing Called the World’s Largest Gardening Lesson

Time for some international news! From the Kuwaiti Times we learn about a "gardening lesson" hosted by HGTV (so they're everywhere now?) at which 286...

Dismiss British Garden Writers? Absurd.

Guest Rant by Marianne Willburn  Given the choice of dinner companions at an industry event, with fourteen topics on the table and the wine flowing...

Glenstone in May

When I showed you Glenstone in Winter last December I promised return visits throughout the year. Well, last week I got to go back...

Joe Lamp’l Launches Beginning Gardening Course Online

As a proselytizer for gardening, I'm always on the look-out for people who teach it well, and new ways they're reaching potential students -...