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The Best of Whole Life Gardening

Which would be, of course, you. The best of Whole Life Gardening is all the people who have followed this blog over the past few years. I am grateful to you beyond measure…and we’ve had fun, haven’t we? Now I’m planting new gardens: a link to that new site will be posted here soon. Today, [...]

Summer Pizza? You Can Grow That!

Americans usually think of pizza as being a crust topped by tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Often, of course, there are other ingredients but the sausage, mushrooms, eggplant, onions, anchovies etc. are optional. In truth a delicious pizza starts with a crust but after that the components can be many and varied. In August most [...]

Getting Real: You Can Grow That!

A Gardening Life – April 4 This quote is currently making the rounds: You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake. Words to live by, and there’s no better way to take them to heart than to plant vegetables. When you grow your own food, it certainly isn’t fast. In [...]

Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That Day – September 2012

Beautyberry – You Can Grow That September 2012 Caryopteris: You Can Grow That! Garlic – You Can Grow That! Grow Your Own, You Can Grow That! Growing a Greener World In Spite of the Groundhog – YOU CAN GROW THAT! Okra – You Can Grow That! One For All…or not Pinky Winky Hydrangea – You [...]

One For All…or Not

I’m using my You Can Grow That! blog post this month to explain how this phrase, and my plant/horticulture campaign idea, has taken an unexpected turn. As many of you know, last October I had the idea to use “You Can Grow That!” as a catch phrase to promote horticulture in general. (It was on [...]

Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That Day – August 4

Grab a cool drink and spend some time reading these summer You Can Grow That! posts. Enjoy! A Green Roof? You Can Grow That! A Sedum for Shade ~ Sedum ternatum ‘Larinem Park’: You Can Gro That! Deadheading Crape Myrtles = 2nd bloom! Evolving Porch Pots….You Can Grow That! Front Food Garden? You Can Grow [...]

Simple Pleasures? You Can Grow That!

Four Words on the Fourth – Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That! Day – August 4th A vase full of fresh flowers picked from the garden, some sweet, sun-warmed tomatoes and a glass of crisp, cold wine. Heaven…and you can grow that! From my garden tonight comes a recipe for contentment. Pick a bouquet of [...]

Poppies and Garden Connections…

You Can Grow That! Last year about this time I visited Chris Hestwood’s beautiful garden on Nantucket. I admired her beautiful poppies (Papaver somniferous) and a few weeks later she brought me some seeds. I planted them just as they are spread in her garden – scattered over the surface of the soil. All spring [...]

Late Color? You Can Grow That!

Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That Day – June 4 In many parts of the country gardeners continue to buy annuals, perennials and shrubs, and place them in their gardens. Unfortunately, too many people choose plants that are already in bloom in the garden center. Flowers are seductive, there’s no doubt about it, but if [...]

Garden Bloggers You Can Grow That Day – May 4 2012

Four Words on the Fourth: You Can Grow That! A fan-trained fig tree, You can grow that! A Kitchen Herb Garden: You Can Grow That! Amsonia: You can grow that! May edition Bearded Iris – you can grow that Chionanthus virginicus – is this really happening? Favorite Butterfly And/Or Hummingbird Plant? YCGT! Grow Your Own Popcorn! [...]