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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SOS: Save Your Sanity with Our TV & Book Picks /

SOS: Save Your Sanity with Our TV & Book Picks

With shelter in place orders across cities, time seems abundant. That may be a gift or a nightmare depending on your personal situation. For those who are looking for an escape into other places and eras, we’ve got a few offb...

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Q&A: Famed British Landscape Gardener Jinny Blom /

Q&A: Famed British Landscape Gardener Jinny Blom

Jinny Blom is what in plant speak we’d call a successful hybrid: born in the U.K. to French and Danish parents. In human speak, Blom’s would most likely be categorized as the multipotentialite variety: a landscape architect b...

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This Photographer Captures the Most Moving Portraits of the World's Gardens /

This Photographer Captures the Most Moving Portraits of the World's Gardens

Now is exactly the right time to pay close attention to the work of photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo.The Brooklyn-based artist focuses on flowers and other earth wildscapes, many of which, we know, are disappearing. What she surfac...

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A Curious Garden Designer: Nancy Goslee Power /

A Curious Garden Designer: Nancy Goslee Power

When Nancy Goslee Power enters a garden, she leaves behind a big impression. That's because the 76-year-old is an icon in the world of landscape design. Her aesthetic, which blankets Southern California, is as recognizable to...

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The Importance of Orchards /

The Importance of Orchards

People who have known me for a while, remember the jewelry shop I owned on New York’s Madison Avenue. It was called J. Mavec & Company. Make sense, right? I’m Janet Mavec. So why, on this green earth, did I name my new de...

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Open House Tour: The Houses of Columbidae /

Open House Tour: The Houses of Columbidae

The dove is a favorite bird of ours here at Janet Mavec. The Peace Dove Necklace, the first I made, sold so well that it catapulted me into a career as a full-time jewelry designer (after a career as a vintage and estate jewe...

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Q&A: New York Dog Walker Distracted by Nature /

Q&A: New York Dog Walker Distracted by Nature

Every now and again, Janet Mavec knocks on the door of a fellow New York nature lover for a good old-fashioned sit down. Our latest crush is on Margot Guralnick, the woman behind @margotgur. Name: Margot Guralnick Provenance...

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Are You Being Bugged In the Garden? /

Are You Being Bugged In the Garden?

It’s official: You are being bugged. Insect season has descended upon us. All the new tender growth that comes in spring and early summer brings out the troops of crawlies. Although entomology is not my passion, I have immor...

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