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The Weekly Notebook

Jan
29
08:14pm
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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
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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 »
Jan
24
09:03am
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Spinning Nature Melbourne-based artist Corey Thomas takes inspiration from everyday seeds.  Read More »
Jan
22
11:02pm
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Frost Flowers Frost flowers form when when sap in the stem of a plant expands, casting long, thin cracks along the length of the stem. Read More »
Related Topics: capillary | frost | Winter
Jan
21
09:13am
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Plant Experts' Picks Plant enthusiasts eagerly scoped out the hottest in horticulture at the 64th Annual Symposium of the ­Garden Writers Association, held in Tucson, Arizona, this past fall. Read More »
Jan
18
07:43am
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Colorful Planters Sometimes color has a way of stealing the show. But when it comes to planters, a brightly hued container works as a stage, drawing attention to all the botanical drama transpiring inside.  Read More »
Related Topics: grey | Red | Yellow | colorful | Containers
Jan
15
04:41pm
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When to Prune Pruning woody plants allows their flowers and foliage to flourish, if done at the right time — and place. An expert shares his strategy for cutting back.  Read More »
Jan
14
09:18am
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Great Gardens: Thrill of the Chases In the mid-1950s, when Ione and Emmott Chase broke ground on a parcel of former logging land, their intent was simply to build a place to retire in the western Washington terrain they’d known and loved all their lives. They never thought it would become a celebrated public garden, but the 4.5 acres they referred to as their “yard” now welcomes visitors from April through October and has been identified as an outstanding example of regional modernist design that’s well worth preserving.  Read More »
Jan
14
08:59am
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Thrill of the Chases: Photo Gallery Ione and Emmott Chase's home in Washtington State was meant to be a simple place to retire, but tending the 4.5 acre "yard" became a passion for them both. Now, more than half a century later, it is an inspiration for all gardeners. Read More »
Related Topics: Green | Red | White | Modern | pacific northwest
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