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Link Focus: Garden | Garden Bridge Over The Thames Moves Forward from Londonist

Garden | Garden Bridge Over The Thames Moves Forward from Londonist London, as busy a city as it is, already has some wonderful gardens and parks throughout the city. I was so pleased when I was able to walk from Westminster back to Kensington almost continuously in parks and under shady trees. That said, every […]

Garden Vocabulary: Parterre

Parterre gardens, with their air of formality, aren’t for everyone, but I would guess it is one of the most popular garden styles even today, long after its first invention. Today’s gardens, especially here in the US, tend to lean towards more casual styles, but you will see elements of the parterre garden style in […]

Garden History: Our roots are strong and deep – Tree Roots, Saint-Cloud, Eugène Atget

Most of us well only ever see our gardens in youth and, perhaps, middle age. It is only in other’s gardens — those created long before us — that we can truly witness deep and long garden history. This photo from the famous photographer, Eugène Atget, shows just how deep garden roots can go. While these […]

Plants mentioned in BBC Tatton Park Flower Show 2013 Coverage

Here is a list of plants (and links, where available) of the plants and flowers mentioned in this year’s Tatton Park Flower Show Coverage. For more information on the Tatton Park Flower show, visit the BBC Web Site. Araucaria araucana – Monkey Puzzle Tree Armeria maritima ‘Alba’ Stachys byzantia – Lamb’s Ears Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic […]

Subscribed 41: My Garden: The RHS’s Online Community for Gardeners

Subscribed 41: My Garden: The RHS’s Online Community for Gardeners Another great collection of gardening information in this week’s Subscribed. I regularly end up sharing and saving links to the blog posts found here. These posts come from a variety of people on a variety of topics, so there is almost always something interesting to […]

Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’

Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ There are some plants that just look “alien” or painted or Photoshopped, but I have been assured — via many mentions in the coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show — that Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ is indeed a real plant. It is quite amazing to see bloom with such […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 5 – May 24, 2013

It’s was raining in Chelsea today, but the show continued with a ton of plants mentioned.   Dahlia ‘Tommy Keith’ Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ Geranium Rozanne – Plant of the Centenary Entry (9 of 10) 1993-2002 Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’  – Plant of the Centenary Entry (10 of 10) 2003-2012 Rhododendron macabeanum Picea glauca ‘Albertina Conica’ Pinus wallichiana Nepeta […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 4 – May 23, 2013

Talk of sculpture, tons of native plants and more in this day’s coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show.    Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (7 of 10) 1973-1982 Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’ – Plant of the Centenary Entry (8 of 10) 1983-1992 Iris ‘Petit Tigre’ Lupinus ‘Terracotta’  Geum rivale Allium schoenoprasnum (Chives) Geum […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 2 – May 21, 2013

10 Chelsea Gold Medals Awarded this year — more than any other previous year. The gardens did look quite striking this year, so I can’t say it is a big surprise. Here is today’s list of the plants and flowers mentioned during the coverage. With all the focus on the show gardens today, there are […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 1 – May 20, 2013

My goodness, the number of plants mentioned in today’s Chelsea Garden Show coverage is likely to keep me busy for the entirety of next year. There is something in this list for everyone, I think — everything from Acer to Dahlia to Pelargonium to Xanthorrhaea. Enjoy your travels through today’s world of plants and tell […]