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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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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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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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