Philadelphia's Rodin Museum sits on the city's Benjamin Franklin Parkway and just unveiled a massive renovation of its gardens by the landscape firm Olin. We take a tour of the newly renovated gardens.
In South Africa's coastal grasslands, to explore a forest is to walk along its canopy—indeed, it's the only way to observe an extraordinary group of so-called underground trees, where only the uppermost leaves and branches are visible. Tucked away and protected from so many environmental threats, they underground forests are considered all but immortal, with estimated ages of 13,000 years or more.
The Bodhi Tree is a sacred fig under which Buddha found enlightenment, and the Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Sri Lanka, grown from a cutting of the Bodhi Tree, is considered the oldest tree planted by human hands and is more than 2,000 years old. These two botanically notable trees have a sacred and interesting history.
Jennifer Reese, the blogger behind The Tipsy Baker, and the author of the new cookbook, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, talks about how adopting a goat ended up being more lethal to her garden than any weed killer.
Design guru Deborah Needleman, author of the new book The Perfectly Imperfect Home (and founding editor of Domino and current editor of WSJ.), describes her strategy for breaking the rules to create magical spaces and shows us her garden and home in New York's Hudson Valley.
Laura Harmon, a new blogger, shares with us the story of the King Street Lots, public gardens that flourished for 13 years in an series of abandoned lots in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York. It's a story of perseverance in an ephemeral garden.