Taking a Break

Sometimes you just have to get away. The activities in the garden in early summer are numerous. Hectic is a good descriptor. And frankly I needed some peace. There is so much meanness in the air (have you watched the news recently?) as well as a common inability/unwillingness to distinguish fact from opinion. The last thing we needed at this time was another acerbic rant from The Mad Botanist. Fact v. opinion is a theme I harp on in my book. It applies to gardening just as much as to life in general, and certainly to politics. However, you can be certain that I will be back. It is my nature to stir the pot, call it as I see it, and let the chips fall where they may. I used the time

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.