Are Plants Art ?

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography
California purple sage Salvia leucophylla 'Point Sal' in garden with California native plants, Torgovitsky

“Plants are not art”. So began a provocative Facebook post by Benjamin Vogt. I did not have time to jump into the social media conversation that his post sparked, knowing I would say something too quickly, too passionately, or misunderstood. Benjamin is a friend of mine and a friend of Gardening Gone Wild .  His[...]

In Honor of Prince: The Jacaranda Tree

– Posted in: Garden Musings
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“To my compatriots, I have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld.” – Nelson Mandela When I flew in to Tel Aviv a few weeks ago, I felt[...]

A 21st Century Garden Ethic

– Posted in: Garden Musings
Butterflies- Garden Ethics

Written by Benjamin Vogt, Guest Contributor One late summer afternoon I was crawling around on my knees out back, getting a view of the garden’s undercarriage where so much of the real action happens – spiders nabbing prey, beetles walking from stem to stem, ants leaving scent markers to food. On my weary knees I[...]