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The early life of Ruth Bancroft: The woman who inspired the Garden Conservancy

October 4, 2016

Like so many of us, Ruth Bancroft started life as an inquisitive child with a love of nature. Through her work at the iconic Ruth Bancroft Garden, she shaped the world of landscaping with a waterwise collage of colors and textures that proves a well-curated dry garden never goes out of style.

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Stranger-than-fiction facts about plants

May 5, 2015
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The Unexpected Houseplant: A wish list

September 20, 2013

The thing I like most about Tovah Martin is that she doesn’t make a distinction between outdoor and indoor gardening. They are both simply elements of the same continuum. For her, the end of the outdoor garden season is only the beginning of the indoor garden season. But what about those of us with no […]

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A Rebel with a Cactus: An interview with Leo Chance

June 20, 2012

  For over 30 years Leo Chance has been cultivating his knowledge of cacti and succulents while living in the unpredictable climate of the Colorado Rockies. He gardens in zone 5 where frosts come early and late, and temperatures can be very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Most plants are […]

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Tiny striking succulents from around the world

April 18, 2012

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World by Fred Dortort contains images of some very interesting succulents, and today I’d like to show you some of my favorites. These little plants are found throughout the world, and come in a variety of shapes and colors. The tiny striking succulents found below are only […]

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The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus

January 20, 2012

I’m excited to announce that The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus by Scott Calhoun is now available! Here’s a sneak peek into this new book: At last: a book that shows readers just how easy, hardy, and rewarding cactus can be for everyone — not just specialists. Succulent plant expert Scott Calhoun picks 100 of the best cactus […]

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Succulent Plants of the World

November 1, 2011

I’m excited to announce that The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World by Fred Dortort is now available! A comprehensive guide to more than 2000 succulents, this groundbreaking book begins with an overview of where succulents are found and how they live, along with information on growing and caring for them. The remaining chapters […]

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