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Gratitude for the Plant Doctor

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
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 | Taste
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 | Healthy Living
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 an...

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

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
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 | Green
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 | Black Voices

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 | Fifty
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 | Healthy Living

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

It's Never Too Early To Make Spring Plans

Tara Heibel | Posted 12.25.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Get your bulbs ready.

A Fragrant Flower That's A Little Deceiving

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost 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 | HuffPost 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 | HuffPost 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 | Healthy Living
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 | Style
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.