Seen at the Succulent Extravaganza


Admittedly, this year’s Succulent Extravaganza at Succulent Gardens nursery near San Francisco was a bit of a blur for me. When I arrived, I quickly assembled plants and supplies for the two presentations I was giving; set up the book table and signed and sold books; and briefly said hello to friends I see just once or twice[...]

Montisfont Abbey Gardens: A Hidden Paradise

6813975009_eed122b690_b.jpg- Montisfont Abbey Garden- photo #1

Photo: Courtesy of Flickr/UK Garden Photos Have you ever noted how you can walk through a garden that is beautifully designed, laid out, and planted, and not have a strong emotional response…..even when gardening pals are singing its praises non-stop? And have you taken note (which I’m sure you have) when a garden grabs your[...]

End of Summer Photo Contest

Connecticut meadow garden with native wildflowers; Larry Weiner Design

Summer is officially over, so let’s see what it looked like to Gardening Gone Wild readers with a new Picture This photo contest.  And let’s welcome some new participants from the PhotoBotanic ebook blog tour. We will have 2 divisions this time: one for bloggers and one for Facebook entries. Only bloggers are eligible for[...]

Muertos that Garden? ¡Claro!


I love the culture of Latin America, especially Dia de los Muertos (All Saints Day, Nov. 1). It’s a celebration of loved ones who have passed away and who, one day a year, return to be honored and fondly remembered. Depictions of los muertos show them happily doing things they enjoyed in life, and are a charming, highly collectible folk[...]

Dutch Travels

Dutch travels with Noel Kingsbury

**This post was originally published in 2011. With so much interest in Dutch gardening, and with Noel’s incredible perspective and insights, I thought it was a perfect time of year to re-publish. A trip to Holland earlier a week or two ago. Years ago, a terrifying fifteen years ago in fact, I had an interesting[...]