On the Radio (the Martha Radio)

October 5, 2012

Regina Spektor is here for your Friday to say I’ll be on Martha Stewart Living Radio with Stephen Orr, MSL editorial director for gardening, this coming Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT. We’ll be talking about Why Grow That?—which, BTW, has a badass web presence of its very own now—and TAKING YOUR QUESTIONS. Hold […]

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Garden Confidential #9: The Secret Life of Cacti

September 18, 2012

The lowly cactus: I bet you think you know all about it, right? Wrong. Scott Calhoun knows all about cacti, and his stories aren’t for the faint of heart. We’re talking expeditions into the Mexican backcountry, peyote, and of course the prickles. But underneath that prickly exterior lies something ancient–something more elemental than you find […]

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A Southern Saga

September 13, 2012

On the clickthrough, it’s a story straight from the heart of the Deep South I come from…

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Paris Match

September 6, 2012
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Remember how I resolved to take August off? Not just from the blog (that would be too easy, har har), but from Facebook? Well, I did it, and it WAS amazing, and I learned to love August, because it was the best August ever. Soon after I committed to a social media-free August, the stars […]

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Dog Days

August 8, 2012
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A couple weeks ago I caught myself doing something I have never done: lamenting the fact that summer was “almost over,” while it’s only just August. That’s always struck me as a slap in the fact to the summer that’s still happening, and I’ve always hated it when people do that. This prompted a small […]

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Garden Confidential #8: Natural History

July 12, 2012

I had never heard of herbaria until a few years ago, and when the word first floated across my desk, I didn’t much think about what one was. Then I met my friend Julie, who works at one, whom I interviewed for this podcast, and the more she told me about her work, the more […]

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Garden Designers Roundtable: Texture

June 26, 2012
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In the world of design elements, color is king, and the rest are courtiers. This is unfortunate, because to my mind texture is a far more sophisticated prospect, and maybe the one I like to play with most. But have you ever just wanted to rip it all out and start over again? I have, […]

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Memory and Big Sur

June 21, 2012
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When I was in high school, I read an article in Garden Design about a couple in Big Sur who grew fields of lavender, and I was so captivated I by the idea of the place I knew in an instant I had to go there.

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Why Indeed?

June 7, 2012

If you know me or follow me on Facebook or Pinterest, you may have heard a bit of news last week. You may also have noticed a new item in the menu at the top of the page. If not, then let me be the first to tell you: IT’S MY BOOK! That’s right, I […]

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