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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Favorite Planetarian: Q&A with filmmaker Ann Lupo /

Favorite Planetarian: Q&A with filmmaker Ann Lupo

  You may not know the name Ann Lupo ... yet. But I predict you will soon. Ann is about to release her first feature film In Reality in New York in March. While I may be biased because I’ve known Ann for a while and know wh...

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The Best Way to Journal Your Garden Notes /

The Best Way to Journal Your Garden Notes

Are you a gardener? If so, I'm going to imagine you've had triumphs and disappointments. Runaway successes and failures. Lessons and regrets. To keep track of your garden's life I highly recommend a book: A Gardener's Journa...

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Pisces Alert: Your Astrological Guide to Jewelry /

Pisces Alert: Your Astrological Guide to Jewelry

Pisces alert. Their birthday season is upon us, and you probably know one. They're social. They are also allegedly the most developed sign of the Zodiac. I say this not as a Pisces but as a friend of one. She insists this is ...

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Where to Find the Best Bouquet of Flowers /

Where to Find the Best Bouquet of Flowers

It's near the end of February. Do you feel that? That delicate wind in the air? It's flowers collectively breathing a sigh of relief now that one of the busiest bouquet months of the year is behind them. They can relax their ...

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The Year of the Lime: Types & Recipes /

The Year of the Lime: Types & Recipes

According to the Chinese Calendar, 2018 marks the Year of the Dog (starting February 16). At my garden, however, it's the Year of Citrus. So much so that I'd like to propose a romantic Valentine's Day dinner, not to be launch...

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Meet Michel: The Divine Draftsman and Designer /

Meet Michel: The Divine Draftsman and Designer

The Met’s exhibit Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer opened to so much fanfare in New York this past fall that you would have been excused for thinking that the artist himself had been awakened from the dead for a t...

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