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The loneliest tree in the world was a solitary acacia in a remote land. It was the only tree in a 400 kilometer radius. Standing alone in the vast Saharan expanse, l'Arbre du Ténéré (the Tree of Ténéré), was modest in size—three meters tall—but its mere survival was both remarkable, and invaluable to desert travelers.
A weekend home in the high desert of central Oregon can only be reached by means of an old lifeboat! PLUS: New, web-only photos!
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A new column takes a look at what's on sale on various internet flash sale sites—our curated picks of home and garden furnishings.
Jenny Lee Fowler's paper cuttings are distinctly modern, meanwhile honoring the legacy of early American portraiture, and the natural elements that are her media.
A legendary white oak in Athens, Georgia, known as "The Tree that Owns Itself," is the only tree in the world to have been granted legal ownership to itself and its surrounding land.  
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A slide show of four different green roofs around the world.
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When The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire opens this Friday, early reviews say the dramatic and subversive storyline will not disappoint its ravenous fans. In anticipation, we pulled this article from our archives as a horticultural hat tip to Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games trilogy.
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In honor of Father's Day, here's a unique tree that goes by the name Old Man Palm (Coccothrinax crinita). Covered in long fibers (crinita means hairy in Latin) that resemble a tremendous beard, the rare species is a favorite among palm collectors and a Cuban native. Along with rum and The Old Man and the Sea, it's a fantastic island export.
Esteemed landscape architect Laurie Olin, whose studio creates outdoor spaces throughout the world, has done some of his finest work in his home base of Philadelphia. His latest at-home project is the garden at the “new” Barnes Foundation, an art and horticulture institution that was recently moved from its original property in Merion, PA to its current site in downtown Philadelphia. 
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South America's largest city, São Paulo has evolved into a hotbed for some of the most innovative landscape designs in the country — and the world
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