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Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Uphill fountain big hit at Chelsea Flower Show

It looks as if a garden designer in England has discovered a way to make water run uphill in the design for this interesting fountain. In reality, it is a very creative optical illusion and a basic diagram shows how he accomplished it.

[Via Boing Boing Blog]

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Free Trial Issue of Organic Style

I received a nice note from the publishers of Organic Style (who also publish Organic Gardening) offering a free issue of the magazine for readers of AGN.

Three sample articles are available online:

Shopping Organic for less - an Oregon family's shopping makeover

Delicious, healthy organic recipes

10 Women of Organic Style, including Bette Midler, Kelly Preston and Trudie Styler

You can request your free issue or get a subscription for you and a friend for $9.

Best free public gardens - from Sunset

This month's Sunset magazine has a short list of the best free public gardens in the West, including:

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden(Claremont, California)

Bellevue Botanical Garden (Bellevue, Washington)

The Gardens at Heather Farm (Walnut Creek, California)

Desert Demonstration Gardens (Las Vegas, Nevada)

We have friends who live quite close to the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, but have never made a visit. It is defnitely on our list of things to do, so maybe this will give us the extra impetus to finally take the time to check it out.