Chanticleer Gardens


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Last year, I drove from my home in Benicia, California, to the White Mountains on the California/Nevada border. Ostensibly this was a pilgrimage of sorts. A journey to see the Bristlecone Pines, one of, if not the oldest, living things on this planet. Botanically it was a fascinating trip and I recorded some of my [...]

12 Tips on How To Use Color In The Garden

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There are several elements that make up a well thought out landscape: they include structure, shape, texture, scent, and movement. But for the majority of us home gardeners, the first element we take into consideration when designing our own personal paradise is color. Thanks to renowned garden authors like Penelope Hobhouse, who wrote Color In [...]

Micro-Gardening: How It Transforms Philadelphia Into An Urban Jewel

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Green roofs and walls, urban agriculture, planting trees, and large swathes of native plantings are what most gardeners discuss when the topic of gardening in urban areas arises. What often goes unnoticed is small space gardening - window boxes, containers, and entryways. It doesn't matter whether it's a celebration of color with a variety of [...]