Sustainability

A Post-Wild Garden Revolution

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Sustainable Gardening
"The Hermit's Garden" by Kate Frey and Ben Frey at The Late Show Gardens

"As our climate changes, so must our gardens".  So begins the description of the upcoming garden symposium in Santa Rosa, California, Changing Times, Changing Climate: Summit 2016 sponsored by Pacific Horticulture. Whether in California or anywhere in the world that we garden, this message must be heard. Whether or not we agree on the causes, or the timetable, [...]

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 [...]

The Beginning of A Rain, Rock Garden

– Posted in: Garden Design
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A note from our colleague and guest contributor, Ed Snodgrass: "I just built a rock garden out of boulders that has a water feature powered by my downspouts. Of course, it normally would only run when it rains. But these downspouts come off my green roof so water drips for days after the rain, thus [...]