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The Weekly Notebook

Feb
15
03:12pm
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Portland's International Rose Test Garden Portland's Rose Society was founded in 1889, and the city's collection of hybrids, floribundas, and grandifloras has been growing ever since. In 1917 the International Rose Test Garden opened as a testing ground for new varieties of roses. Some of its first plantings were rose refugees from Europe during World War I. Today, over 10,000 plants and 550 species slope towards the city's downtown horizon.    Read More »
Feb
06
02:56pm
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Jessica Rath: Take Me To the Apple Breeder Artist Jessica Rath has worked with apple breeders and archivists to create ceramic and photographic works that consider the the beauty, diversity, and existential dilemma of the apple: how do apples propagate, and how do varieties survive? Her exhibit, "take me to the apple breeder," is at the Pasadena Museum of California Art through February 24.  Read More »
Related Topics: ceramic | exhibit | grafting | photography | Trees
Feb
01
01:59pm
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Add Succulent Treasures to Your Garden Add some variety to your garden with Sempervivum, also known as Hens and Chicks and Houseleeks.  Read More »
Related Topics: Succulents
Jan
31
07:11pm
25
Old Trees & New Growth in Sequoia National Forest A team of scientists & a photographer recently climbed all the largest trees in Sequoia National Forest and discovered that the forest's older trees produce more new wood than their younger neighbors—that is to say, as some trees age, their rate of growth actually increases. They took lots of measurements and some gorgeous photographs. Read More »
Related Topics: old | oldest | Trees
Jan
31
04:04pm
11
Suburbia Transformed 10 residential landscapes, honored in a competition in landscape architecture by the James Rose Center. Read More »
Jan
30
01:42pm
28
The Gardens of Brook Klausing Designer Brook Klausing of Brook Landscape talks about how to mix indoor and outdoor furniture and shows off four of his recent projects, including the garden of Jenna Lyons, creative director of J.Crew. Read More »
Jan
30
09:29am
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Peacock Pavers Old World beauty. A world of design applications. Perfect for garden projects and landscaping, they lend distinction to floors, terraces, fireplace facings, swimming pools, pool decking, water features, driveways and more. Read More »
Related Topics: pavers | permeable pavers
Jan
29
08:14pm
1
Alys Beach Landscape architecture plays a starring role in creating this utopian beachside community on Florida's northwest coast. Read More »
Jan
29
08:36am
29
What's in your Fireplace? Hardwood vs Softwood What's the difference between hardwoods and softwoods, anyway? It's not just their density; tree species are actually categorized by how they reproduce.  Read More »
Related Topics: Winter
Jan
28
08:10am
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Great Designs: Scott Shrader Scott Shrader has mastered the art of crafting classic gardens that feel timeless. Behind his own home, he makes small spaces feel expansive, erasing the boundary between inside and out. Read More »
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