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Surprising Fall Opportunity

Allison Gilbert | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Allison Gilbert

Daffodils are the perfect flower for such a happiness-inducing project: as perennials, they'll come back spring after spring -- and they're virtually indestructible. And, the best time of year to plant daffodils is the fall!

Keeping Your Home Cool: Tricks For Staying Comfortable In The Summer Heat

Ursula Nwobu | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Ursula Nwobu

These simple tips for keeping cool will help you even in the balmy temperatures we've been experiencing in the last week. Let's hope it carries on for a bit longer!

7 Inexpensive Ways to Transform Your Backyard Into an Earthly Paradise

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
Dorit Sasson

During the winter season, we start thinking about spring, and with that, comes gardening and planting. We flip through the latest garden magazines hoping that our backyards could be half as beautiful as the gardens in those glossy photos.

Planting Trees: The Many Benefits of Going Green

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Ashley Wren Collins

When it comes to the physical beauty of your home and your finances, planting trees as part of your outdoor landscape pleases the psyche, the eye, and...

What Parents Should Really Teach Their Children

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
Jennifer Wolfe

Make life pleasant -- listen to the birds, fill a hummingbird feeder or watch the butterflies land on the flowers. Admire your hard work. Hug your children tightly, tell them you love them and watch them grow into amazing creatures. Your efforts will pay off, I promise.

The Greening

Kimann Schultz | Posted 05.23.2015 | Home
Kimann Schultz

Did The Secret Garden render the obvious and turn me into a green thumb? No, though I dabble happily in the dirt, even if it now means little more than providing a snack for the deer that roam our neighborhood. It did, however, help grow my love of language.

Gratitude for the Plant Doctor

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.16.2014 | Home
Peg Melnik

My husband teases me that I grow potpourri and he has a point. While I'm mad about gardens, I have been known to starve them. The other day I notice...

Gather Ye Ramps While Ye May

Food Riot | Posted 06.25.2014 | Home
Food Riot

Only those pure in heart can enter the magical portal to this pungent Brigadoon. It's been a hell of a winter.

This Year's Peas

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

OK, peas and I, we go a long way back. We've had our good year (somewhere around 2003) and our bad years (too many to name). We've fought rabbits and ...

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

The Hudson Valley Seed Library: Seeds For the People, By the People!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Home
Kerry Trueman

This unseasonably cool spring -- a by-product of global weirding -- is a perverse gift for those of us who didn't get around to planting our gardens yet. The soil's only just beginning to warm up, so now is actually a great time to get some seeds in the ground!

Which Is Worse: Drive-Throughs Or Drive-Bys? The 'Gangster Gardner' Weighs In

Posted 03.20.2013 | Home

Just in case you thought you had a little street cred, Los Angeles native Ron Finley is here to set the record straight. "You ain't gangsta unless you...

The One Thing I Have To Do Whenever I'm Upset

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Home
Lisa K. Friedman

To some, I suppose I might seem crazy, like a lady who lives alone with too many cats. But that's okay with me. With my hands in the soil and my head in the fronds, I am beyond calm. I'm... happy.

WATCH: The "Gangster Gardener" Links Gardening And Community Health

Posted 03.08.2013 | Home

Ron Finley is a successful clothing designer and artist from Los Angeles whose life got a little dirtier when he realized something strange about his ...

It's Never Too Early To Make Spring Plans

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.25.2012 | Home
Tara Heibel

Get your bulbs ready.

A Fragrant Flower That's A Little Deceiving

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Tara Heibel

Confederate Jasmine has a bit of trickery up its sleeve. Despite the name, it isn't likely to give you a political speech and isn't really jasmine -- ...

A Thorny Cactus In A Beautiful Disguise

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Tara Heibel

Through a Rose-Colored Cactus... Here's another wolf in sheep's clothing for you, though this plant is hardly vicious at all: The Pereskia cactus bo...

She Turned An Ugly Fire Escape Into An Oasis

Natalie Fairchild | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Natalie Fairchild

Last Sunday morning I woke up with an idea for a project; A garden of bright, colorful flowers that fit on my fire escape. Like most New Yorkers, I li...

Help Plant Trees in Your Neighborhood

Micki Krimmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Micki Krimmel

TreePeople, a local nonprofit organization, is offering its bimonthly Citizen Forester training to LA County residents on Saturday, July 10.

Looking For Compounding Interest? Plant Bulbs!

Suzy Bales | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Suzy Bales

Planting bulbs is as close to a sure bet as a gardener ever gets. Unlike shrubs, trees and perennials, most bulbs can only be planted in the fall. Consequently, it's now or never!

Spring Bulbs: Nature's Wonders

Suzy Bales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Suzy Bales

Tiny spring bulbs are among Mother Nature's most carefree plants, undemanding and adaptable. Their ability to roll with the punches and go forth and multiply is a miracle.