Nature, wildlife, and how gardening affects the environment.
Time for a follow-up to my recent criticism of the all-turf American front yard, which we can thank Olmsted for popularizing both in parks and in front of homes. When [...]
On a visit to the nearby Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge, I stopped to read the signage about America's "Conservation Leaders" and was surprised to see Frederick Law Olmsted right there, [...]
I'm seeing lots of leaf bags in my neighborhood, like this collection from just one neighbor's yard. Though I was happy to see they're made of paper (which is required [...]
Landscape architect Thomas Rainer (whose blog Grounded Design I've raved about) recently spoke to a rapt audience at the National Arboretum's Native Plant Symposium, addressing the big question - how to create a [...]
Guest Rant by David Schmetterling, Montana Wildlife Gardener That’s right, they suck. Someone had to say it. If you want honey bees (Apis mellifera) for say, I don’t know, honey- [...]
Meet David W. Wolfe, Cornell plant scientist and expert on the impacts of climate change on agriculture. Wolfe is also the author of an absolutely delightful book about the soil, Tales [...]