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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Friday is National Public Garden Day - Free Admission

National Public Garden Day is a nice excuse to take in a public garden near you - AND a chance to get in free if there's an admission.   Just click here to get …
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Inspired by River Farm

Public Garden Day is coming up and it reminds us that visiting nearby public gardens is a fabulous way of getting plant and design ideas.  Or for just spending …
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Monticello's Harvest Festival, and Other Great Fall Day Trips

Monticello Monticello is a gem of a historical site that we too often take for granted - at least I did, having lived in Virginia and the Maryland all my life …
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Visit the National Arboretum in Spring

Visit the Arboretum Got out-of-town visitors?  Then do them and yourself a favor and take them to the National Arboretum, the least-known gardening treasure in …
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Some Gardens and Other Glories of South Carolina

South Carolina In honor of South Carolina, the host of the next Republican primary this Saturday, how about a short photo tour?  First stop, Charleston.
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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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