Category Archives: TV, Books and Mags

Discovering Country Gardens Magazine

I recently spent time getting to know some garden magazine editors, and made quite a discovery – Country Gardens Magazine.  One of the many publications put out by the Better Homes and Gardens company, …

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Magazine Update: Bye-bye Garden Design, Hello Leaf

This month’s issue of Garden Design Magazine is the last one we’ll ever see.  According to Adweek, Garden Design sold only 189 ad pages in all of 2012, and that’s not nearly enough to keep …

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More Great Books about Ornamental Gardening

Time for the final four new or newish gardening books that gardenwriters are recommending these days, for yourself or someone you love who’ll loan you the book.
Why Grow That When you can …

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Great New Books about Ornamental Gardening

Last week we recommended some favorite new books about vegetable gardening and next up are popular new books about ornamental gardening.  That means woody plants, perennials, annuals, and so on – everything except edibles.

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Books for Veg Gardeners (and Cooks, too)

I’ve search the gardening world for favorite new veg-gardening books and have culled the list down to three highly recommended ones.  (And a similar list for books about ornamental gardening is coming next week.)  These …

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When Plants are Wicked

Wicked Plants, especially the ones used in muuuuurders (cue scary music) are getting lots of attention these days, thanks to writer Amy Stewart, whose book on the subject is a bestseller.  (She followed …

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Halloween Gear You Don’t See Everywhere.

Are you ready for Halloween?  If you are, or if you’re getting bored with the tired old decorations you’ve been using for years, the same ones all your neighbors have, check out the fun stuff …

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Got Deer? This Book Will Help!

Horticulturist and garden writer extraordinaire Ruth Rogers Clausen made her first visit to Homestead recently for our book and authors weekend, and shared with customers tips for gardening in deer-infested places.   She offered …

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Books! Authors! Demonstrations! This Weekend at Homestead

Homestead is holding its first Book Event this weekend – Friday through Sunday – and here’s the line-up of great books you’ll be hearing about.

Friday, June 22

10:00 a.m. Marie Iannotti, author …

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Love this Gardening Podcast!

If you’re like me, you’re suffering garden withdrawal this time of year, which is why I turn to gardening media to get me through the winter.  That means books and magazines and the …

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Ken Druse at the Annapolis Horticulture Society

Ken Druse is often called a “gardening superstar,” a title he’s earned with his 16 books, frequent television appearances, regular articles for leading national newspapers and magazines, and now his weekly podcast.  His groundbreaking …

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Two Great Guides to Sustainable Gardening

“Sustainable” is a word we’re seeing everywhere but when it comes to gardening, what the heck does it mean?  After all, our gardens aren’t totally self-sustaining; they require at least some help from us even …

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Kudos to American Horticultural Society’s Book Award Winners!

We’ve shown off the fabulous gardens of River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Societyhere and here – but it’s time to celebrate something else about that august organization – …

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Gardening at the Movies

by Susan Harris
While we’re all abuzz over the Academy Awards show last night, we have some awards of our own to hand out – best gardens in movies!  No, …

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Gardening Videos for Gardeners in Winter

by Susan Harris
In mid-January many of us are in the throes of gardening withdrawal, some of us exhibiting its classic symptoms (general grouchiness – or worse!)  But there IS a little help …

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Some new gardening books I love

by Susan Harris
I read surprisingly few gardening books, maybe because after all these years I think – what could be new?  So I’m pleasantly surprised when I come across …

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“The Kids are All Right” is a Gardening Movie – Who Knew?

by Susan Harris
By now I bet you’ve heard something about the new Annette Benning- Julianne Moore-Mark Ruffalo movie called The Kids are All Right, at least enough to know it’s …

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Mulch and the Middle-Aged Gardener

by Susan Harris
Have you finished putting down fresh mulch in all your borders yet?  This is THE biggest job of the year for most gardeners – especially if you include all …

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Fans of Paul James – He’s Here, in Person, This Weekend

If you’re a gardener with cable TV, you’ve probably seen (and become addicted to) Paul James’s show “The Gardener Guy“.   And you might also  know that HGTV has, after all these years, …

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Some things you may not know about Valentine’s Day – or cut flowers

Posted by Susan Harris

The Days of Wine and Frilly Paper

Valentine’s Day has its origins back in the 3rd Century but for most of history it’s somehow been celebrated without roses …

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