sustainability

  • An Interview with Doug Tallamy
    How-To

    Episode 120: An Interview With Doug Tallamy

    We are very pleased to bring you a special episode of Let’s Argue About Plants today, featuring an interview with Douglas Tallamy, PhD, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at…

  • plants for beneficial insects
    Design

    Tips for Creating a Beneficial Insect Haven in Northern California

    Beneficial insects are basically the essential workers needed if a garden is to flourish. They’re the good bugs—including native bees, honeybees, butterflies, ladybugs, praying mantises, assassin bugs, lacewings, parasitic wasps,…

  • wild garden on forest edge
    Design

    Wild Gardens: Why You Should Embrace a Wilder Landscape

    While working in your garden, do you work on cultivating every square inch of ground? Do you mow, string trim, prune, and weed throughout? Have you ever thought of leaving…

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    Sustainability in the Garden Roundtable (Webinar)

    Join us as we host a lively conversation with experts from the world of sustainability. Designer Kelly Norris, plantsman Panayoti Kelaidis, horticulturist William Cullina, and soil scientist Robert Schindelbeck will…

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    Sustainability in the Garden – Lecture Series

    Join us as we take a deep dive into the complex and sometimes controversial gardening topic of sustainability. This lecture series features four separate classes related to the overall theme.…

  • How-To

    Earth-Friendly Containers

    The dirty secret of gardening is that there is an aspect of the hobby that is terrible for the environment—namely, the plastic pots that dominate the nursery industry. It’s a…

  • Collection

    Sustainable Gardening Collection

    The dirty little secret of gardening is that many of the common practices and products we use to improve our backyard oasis are actually bad for the environment. We use…

  • Design

    Eva’s Vegetable Garden Beauty

    Today we’re visiting with Eva in southern New Hampshire. (See more on her Instagram.) I’m a 28-year-old mother of two. I’ve been gardening for the last four years. I started…

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    Sustainable Gardening in LA

    Phan Yamada shared these photos of a sustainable garden in Los Angeles. We mulch with wood chips (free from the city) to hold rainwater from our roof. The deep mulch…

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    Plants for a Rain Garden

    Why Plant a Rain Garden? Aside from being beautiful, a rain garden can serve a functional purpose in protecting our environment. Human action has created a storm runoff problem. Parking…