Fran Sorin

The Greatest Garden

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

I’m delighted to introduce Chris Woods as a Guest Contributor for Gardening Gone Wild. I’ve known Chris for over 25 years- from when he was the head gardener at an estate in the suburbs of Philadelphia called Chanticleer. For those of you who don’t know, Chris led the transformation of Chanticleer, where he spent 20[...]

Zinnia Happiness

Zinnias and happiness

Every Saturday morning when I stroll over to Rittenhouse Square, I’m starstruck by the plethora of zinnias that greet me with their dazzling array of colors and flower heads.

An Outstanding Urban Circle Design and Plantings

Knautia macedonia and Geranium var.

The crown jewel of Philadelphia is the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - flanked on one side by the Philadelphia Museum Art with a straight view of Philadelphia City Hall several blocks away. In the center of Philadelphia’s magnificent mile is Logan Circle, an open-space park, one of the five original planned squares laid out on the city[...]

Winners of GGW’s Book Celebration 2014


The winners of Gardening Gone Wild’s Book Celebration 2014 has been announced on FB and personal notes written to 7 lucky folks. They are: Katrina Bohrer, Anita Taylor, Shane Kaufman, Charles Ward, Jeanie Skibiski, Gini Huffman, and Melinda (Mel123info). For those of you who have not yet responded to my e-mail, you have until 12[...]

Celebration of Gardening Books 2014 and Giveaway

Gardening Books 2014

With the re-design of Gardening Gone Wild (hope you like it!) and summer just around the corner, it’s time for a celebration! And what better way to celebrate than to highlight 7 gardening books that have been published in 2014? In honor of this special event, all 7 authors are generously donating a copy of[...]