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Dealer in Dreams: Q & A with John Danzer /

Dealer in Dreams: Q & A with John Danzer

Josephine Nuese, who wrote “The Country Garden,” once said, “January is when gardening really begins, with the dream,” requotes John Danzer. He founded Munder Skiles, a well-known outdoors furnishings company that... 

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A Garden in the Clouds: Abbie Zabar /

A Garden in the Clouds: Abbie Zabar

Since the pandemic, our worlds have shrunk quite a bit ... to the confines of our walls, which could be trying in a street-life-focused city like Manhattan. But not for Abbie Zabar. Solitude is a state she cherishes, thanks ...

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The Horticultural Therapist is In: Perla Sofia Curbelo-Santigo /

The Horticultural Therapist is In: Perla Sofia Curbelo-Santigo

Feeling a little trapped in these times, or a bit stressed? Go into your garden.That’s the prescription from Perla Sofía Curbelo-Santiago. “Plants and gardening are tools for wellness,” says the founder of Agrochic.com who al...

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A Garden Preservationist Explores Chicago’s North Shore /

A Garden Preservationist Explores Chicago’s North Shore

Gardeners have a name for people like Benjamin Lenhardt: a dual-zoner. Flowers envy the life, and so do we. He splits his time between Zone 5B and 8B (Winnetka, Illinois to Charleston, South Carolina). The dual-zoner also ha...

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Matchmaker: Plants, meet the people Q&A: Sara Hobel, Director of the Hort /

Matchmaker: Plants, meet the people Q&A: Sara Hobel, Director of the Hort

Can growing a garden rehabilitate? The proof that it can can be found on an infamous island in NYC. Many people look at Rikers’ 413 acres and see failure. Then, there’s Sara Hobel. She sees it as an opportunity to grow.

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Q & A: The Queen of Inspiration: Wave Hill's President Karen Meyerhoff /

Q & A: The Queen of Inspiration: Wave Hill's President Karen Meyerhoff

We’ve been doing Q&As with garden gurus at Janet Mavec Jewelry for about a year. When we ask them to pick a public garden that rocks their worlds, the answer is nearly always same: Wave Hill. That led us down a path to K...

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We Love Lucy's Garden Life /

We Love Lucy's Garden Life

Romantic and colorful aren’t words that typically describe a sustainable garden: a humus-generating, native-growing, non-pesticidal retreat. The gardens that Lucy Berkoff designs, however, paint a different picture. And it’s...

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Inside Out Q & A: Raun Thorp /

Inside Out Q & A: Raun Thorp

Like most Southern Californians, Raun Thorp makes little distinction between outdoors space and indoors, reflected in the title of the recent book “Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp”(2017) that she c...

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Q&A: A Tale of Two Women Gardeners, Lisa Stamm and daughter Vanessa /

Q&A: A Tale of Two Women Gardeners, Lisa Stamm and daughter Vanessa

I can relate to Lisa Stamm. I bet there are many of you out there who will too. The story is familiar: Woman meets land, falls in love with it, dreams of taming it in the right places, so despite the flaws (overgrown acre...

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Caretaker of a Magical NY Hamptons Garden: Q&A Alejandro Saralegui /

Caretaker of a Magical NY Hamptons Garden: Q&A Alejandro Saralegui

Despite the fact that many public gardens are still closed, Alejandro Saralegui busily works within the provocative and artsy landscape that is Madoo, the garden of late artist Robert Dash. Alejandro is the executive directo...

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Sofia Barroso’s Picks: The Fairytale Gardens of Spain /

Sofia Barroso’s Picks: The Fairytale Gardens of Spain

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Sofia Barroso’s earlier life resembled that of a botanical fairytale, complete with a castle. In Toledo, the 11th-century Palace of Galiana is owned by her grandmother. Also, as a daughte...

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Q&A: A Garden Romantic, Page Dickey /

Q&A: A Garden Romantic, Page Dickey

The path Page Dickey has consistently followed is the one that winds through her garden. A romantic gardener, Page carves out paths in gardens so that walking through them feels like an escape, a journey to another place.  Lu...

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