PlantXing

The Intersection of Plants and People

Find: Independent Farm Communities

The following is a list of small, independent farm-related communities, from Farm Hack, an open-source agricultural technology group, to the Greenhorns, an organization that recruits and educates future farmers: Farm Hack, a … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

A How-To That Organizes Freedom

In creating a garden, many of us may be tempted to purchase a little of this and a little of that, until the flower beds become an eclectic conglomerate of … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet the Irises of 2014!

Although the Northern Hemisphere’s winter is still blasting away, harbingers of Spring and Summer are beginning to arrive in the mail: Iris catalogues! Soft snow outlining the rooftops and dormant … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

An Artist Catches Color Mid-Bloom

During her childhood in Kansas City, Dottie Oatman loved to draw, and eventually chose after college to become an art therapist. One of her graduate school instructors turned her on … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Find: Rose Naming Resources

Want to name a rose after someone important to you, after your business, or for a good cause? Read more about who to contact here. The following businesses offer rose-naming … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Name Me a Rose

Floriography, the Victorian Age’s cryptic language of flowers, has reignited the interests of modern gift-givers who want to add more meaning to blooms. While a bouquet of red roses could … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Sculptor’s Wearable Garden

Looking for holiday gifts can be a full-time task, especially when the recipients love particular flowers throughout the seasons. GardenFelt artist Amy Green Thrasher solves this problem, making delightful floral … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment