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New England Winter Pushes Back Gardening Season

HOME | By Lisa Rathke | Apr 20
The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses - and gardeners clamoring to get their hands in the dirt.

Like a Virgin: Snug Harbor's All-White Garden

HOME | By Beth J. Harpaz | Apr 15
First come the snowdrops, peeking through the snow, then as things warm up, hellebores and crocuses, followed by geraniums, camellias and many more. But there's one thing all the flowers in this particular garden have in common: They're all white.

Gardening's New Ethos: Help the Planet (And Look Good, Too)

HOME | Apr 1
From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there's a movement underway to make gardens work harder for the environment.

Fall Gardening Tips

HOME | By EDGE | Sep 2
As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

Californians Tear Out Lawns to Cope With Draught

HOME | By Amy Taxin | Aug 27
As California faces an historic drought, more residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use.

Native Americans Connect to Past Through Gardens

HOME | Aug 18
The American Indian Center in Chicago, Il. is one of a few organizations across the country to plant gardens and help visitors retain a sense of history and cultural heritage.

A Surreal Art Garden in the Mexican Jungle

HOME | By Teresa de Miguel Escribano | Apr 1
Discover Las Pozas, a dreamy, little-known garden of surreal art, where sculptures evoke the ruins of ancient Greece but are overrun by exotic jungle plants. It was created by the late Edward James, a British multimillionaire and arts patron.

Wal-Mart Looks to Shake Winter With Sales Push

CORPORATE | By Anne D’Innocenzio | Mar 21
Wal-Mart is hoping the same storms that kept shoppers away in the winter, will bring them into stores in the spring. Starting Friday, Wal-Mart is having a weeklong sale of up to 50 percent on more than 60 outdoor items.

Nearly Extinct Lily Stolen from London Garden

HOME | Jan 14
A minuscule, nearly extinct water lily has been stolen from London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, officials said Monday.

Atlanta’s High Museum of Art Hosts Show on Tuileries Garden

FINE ARTS | By Kate Brumback | Nov 6
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is bringing a little piece of Paris to Peachtree Street. "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden" runs through January 19.

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