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Anti-Leaf-Blowers get Blowback

Continuing our seasonal leaf theme here on GardenRant, it's time for some anti-leaf-blower ranting! Actually we've done that, so how about some rants against...

Getting our arms around the nasty issue of leaf-blowers

It seems that I've joined the band of eco-activists in my town in asking our City Council to look into the banning of all...

Are Images of Gardeners in the Media Finally Improving?

My recent rant about stereotypes of gardeners in a new play got me thinking about the images of gardeners used in advertising and elsewhere....

Coming soon to your neighborhood – the super-polluting gas-powered leaf blower!

In today's Washington Post, "Gas-powered leaf blowers: Simply terrible for the air."  (That's the title in the print version.)  And then there's the deafening...

Here’s to No-Blow Gardens

Guest Rant by Evelyn Hadden Let's face it, the outdoors is getting noisier, and not in a good way. It used to be that...

Lots of Gardening at the Green Festival

It's Green Festival time in DC (and for LA and SF) and I stopped by to see what's going on in the gardening world...

Federal landscapes go sustainable

Somehow I missed some really big news - the October 31 announcement of new requirements for federal landscapes.  Should I blame the less than...

Leaf Blowers in the New Yorker

It's been a while since we last tackled the contentious issue of leaf blowers, but action on that front is nicely rounded up...

Hottest Rants of 2008

Another New Year's tradition here at GardenRant Headquarters is to see which posts of the hundreds from the prior year stirred the most comments...

Why Gardeners Wear Halos

If you are like me, you feel very virtuous as a gardener--even to the point of snarling at your significant other when he suggests...

Plant Delights Does it Again

Tony Avent's 2007 catalog is out and does not disappoint.  Notice ex-Congressman Foley with his leaf-blower?  Hey, we're just reporting here. Cartoon by Jack Pittman.

Hottest GardenRants of 2006

Naturally any rant about leaf-blowers is bound to provoke collective outcry from readers and this one didn't disappoint.  It's called Let's All Go Hollywood Hoping...
 
 

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