The Intersection of Plants and People

A Visit with Arabella Tattershall visited the Colorado studio of Arabella Tattershall, an artist who creates life-size “dress” sculptures as a way of honoring women in the garden. The following images give a taste … Continue reading

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Forging Women for the Garden

Arabella Tattershall bends and burnishes and scrubs metal into flowing dresses that grace the gardens and foyers of her lucky collectors.

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Tricking Insect Pests with Color

In Israel’s hot, subtropical climate, agricultural researchers are constantly investigating ways to grow healthy plants despite the sun’s intensity, limited fresh water, and relentless insects. For two decades, scientists around … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

A New Tool for the Shed

About a year ago, CobraHead LLC contacted PlantXing, offering to send a complimentary sample of their Weeder and Cultivator tool. The offer was accepted (why not?) and shortly thereafter, a very … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Unraveling Strawberry Genetics

The strawberry, although a common sight in markets throughout the world, is an unusual fruit. For one thing, it’s not even a true berry. The red part of the plant … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Frenzy for Wild Strawberries

“Everything is about bigger, better, faster,” says Michael Wellik, owner of The Strawberry Store and The Strawberry Seed Store, online shops that sell wild strawberry plants and seeds to homeowners, … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Rewiring the Farmer’s Toolshed

What happens when you gather a group of independent farmers and tech geeks together in a room? It may sound like the premise of a lightbulb-screwing joke, but the results … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Find: Independent Farm Communities

The following is a list of small, independent farm-related communities, from Farm Hack, an open-source agricultural technology group, to the Greenhorns, an organization that recruits and educates future farmers: Farm Hack, a … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A How-To That Organizes Freedom

In creating a garden, many of us may be tempted to purchase a little of this and a little of that, until the flower beds become an eclectic conglomerate of … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet the Irises of 2014!

Although the Northern Hemisphere’s winter is still blasting away, harbingers of Spring and Summer are beginning to arrive in the mail: Iris catalogues! Soft snow outlining the rooftops and dormant … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments