All Plants Think About Is Sex!

Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert Lucky me, to be able to visit Selby Boatanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida for the holidays. The real beauty of the exhibit …
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Seeing Winterthur in Summer

The Winterthur Garden and Museum in Wilmington, DE is an easy day-trip from me in the DC area, but I’d never seen it until last month.  The reason?  I thought …
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What's New and Always Fabulous at Longwood Gardens

We're lucky to live just 90 or so minutes away from what many consider to be the top public garden in the U.S. - Longwood Gardens near Wilmington.  It's an …
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Trend I Applaud: Sedums as Groundcovers

I've long been a fan of Sedums, but it wasn't until I ventured beyond the tallish 'Sedum Joy' and its ilk and tried groundcover-height Sedums that I became an …
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Martin Luther King Memorial and its Garden-like Setting

Martin Luther King Day Happy Martin Luther King Day, everyone!  And to honor the day, how about a quick tour of the new memorial in his name along the Tidal …
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Thomas Jefferson, the Gardener

    I've been wondering why, in the 40+ years I've lived in the D.C. area, I've waited until this year to visit Monticello, though it's an easy day-trip …
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Annapolis - The City of Flowers by the Bay

City by the Bay Annapolis businessman Steve Samaras was one of three friends of Homestead founder Don Riddle who shared memories of Don during his funeral …
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Inspiration & Ideas from the Philadelphia Flower Show

Inspiration Last week, I had the good fortune to take the Homestead Gardens tour to the Philadelphia International Flower Show. I love looking for new ideas in …
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Wow'ed by Ladew Gardens

In a nod to National Public Gardens Day on Friday, how about some scenes from my visit last week to Ladew Gardens in Monkton, Maryland.   I hope they …
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