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Secret gardeners: Jeremy Irons

Secret Gardeners: Peek into the Private Gardens of Five Celebrities

Have you ever wished that you could step into the luxurious private gardens of some of the world’s most impressive estates? Do you ever imagine whether or not your favorite celebrities garden, and what sort of things they grow? Victoria Summerley’s new book The Secret Gardeners gives access to twenty-five breathtaking gardens owned by celebrities in the UK. Hugo Rittson-Thomas’ …

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Native plants and wild birds at the High Line in New York City

Walking the High Line

No trip to New York City is complete without walking the High Line. At least not for a plant geek and nature lover. The High Line is a green space created along the 1.45-mile-long out-of-use railroad on the west side of Manhattan. It was designed to reference the self-seeded landscape that grew where railcars no longer traveled. While it looks …

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Take a virtual tour of the Everett Children's Adventure Garden

Pumpkinhead Scarecrows at the NYBG Children’s Adventure Garden

If you have never seen pumpkinhead scarecrows before, then you are in for a treat! Scarecrows are nothing new; they have been used in agriculture dating back thousands of years to spook animals from farmer’s fields. Some records date them back to ancient Egypt! The scarecrows at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden are much less …

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The New York Botanical Garden in the Fifth Season

The New York Botanical Garden is a sight to see no matter what time of year it is. The 100+-year-old National Historic Landmark’s museum of botanicals has interest and events listed for each season: spring, summer, fall, and winter. I had the rare opportunity to visit the garden in the fifth season. Traditional Chinese Medicine has identified late summer or a …

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Easter Island Moai BBQ Miniature Garden

Garden Tour: A Full-Size Yard Filled with Magical Miniature Gardens

The most fascinating garden ideas come from touring unique gardens, and there is none more unique than the Seattle garden of best-selling author and Miniature Garden Guru, Janit Calvo. Janit lives in a full-size house surrounded by whimsical miniature gardens both in-ground and in pots. I was fortunate to be invited on a personal tour of Janit’s gardens, studio, and …

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Tour a tulip festival

Tips to Tiptoe Your Way Through a Tulip Festival

If you have ever seen aerial photographs of Holland during tulip season, you know how mesmerizing the rainbow stripes of blooms are. Imagine what it is like to tiptoe through a tulip festival! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where there are tulip farms, then there is no doubt that you have packed your family in …

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