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Blowing in the Wind

September 4, 2014 0 comments
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Windswept at the Berkshire Botanical Garden On the grounds of one of the oldest botanic gardens in the country, an exhibit that interacts with breezes large and small welcomes garden visitors this summer. Windswept is as multifaceted as the garden… Read More

Worth Their Salt – A Modern Saltworks

August 1, 2014 0 comments

Not Everything made in a greenhouse is plant related. We may all brainstorm for great business ideas from time to time, but how many of us actually make one of them a reality? Penny Lewis and Jan Burling –friends for… Read More

Home on the Hudson

June 27, 2014 0 comments
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Not long after she married financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills in 1882, Ruth Livingston inherited her childhood home in Staatsburg, New York.  With views of the Catskill Mountains, the house at Staatsburg perches over sweeping lawns that stop just short… Read More

History Under Glass

May 16, 2014 0 comments

The very first glasshouses were not entirely made of glass. That is, their construction did not entail four walls that consisted primarily of glass. But they were surprisingly large, and designed for a specific purpose—the storage of container-grown citrus trees… Read More

In the Pink –Spring’s Arrival in New England

April 1, 2014 0 comments
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As part of an annual tradition at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts, rooted ivy cuttings are distributed to each incoming first year student–just one indicator of the botanic leanings of this prestigious women’s college. With late winter’s days lengthening, Smith’s… Read More

How Greenhouses Warm Us in Winter

February 26, 2014 0 comments
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It may be cold and bleak outdoors, but this is definitely a time of year when it’s easy to appreciate the advantages of greenhouse gardening. Just take your cue from the Conservatory of Wave Hill, a public garden located in… Read More

In the Big Apple – Gardening with an Urban Twist

January 30, 2014 0 comments
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Recent years have seen renewed interest in vegetable gardening everywhere, but perhaps nowhere is this more pronounced than inside our larger cities. Despite the challenge of growing in the densely populated confines of city spaces—and subject to the often intense… Read More

A New Beginning

January 8, 2014 0 comments
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It’s not every day, nor is it everywhere that a brand new botanic garden opens, but the city of Santa Fe New Mexico recently became home to one. Although the garden opened its gates just this past July, only two… Read More

Growing Something Beautiful from Wastewater

October 30, 2013 0 comments

The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York—most often associated with yoga and alternative philosophies — decided to apply mindfulness to a very practical matter. The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL ) opened in 2009. At the heart of the… Read More

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