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Some holiday gift ideas for bringing the outdoors in for your favorite gardener or nature lover.
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Photographs of this year's New York Botanical Garden orchid show, created by famous French vertical garden designer Patrick Blanc. Amazing colors in the middle of the dreary winter!
Photos of English garden designer Sarah Price's gardens, including her 2007 RHS Chelsea Flower Show entry, "A City Garden," with detailed plant photos, as well as a sketch of Price's plans for her entry in this year's Chelsea Flower Show. 
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Art from our contributors on display (above, Mint and Marigold's poppy artwork in Chester, Connecticut) and for sale, the link between income and trees, a vegetable police lineup, a Q&A about moths, a woman who loves weeds, the story behind America's other Audubon, and more.
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. 

 

 

Poppies are a remembrance flower, symbolizing the sacrifice of veterans, as well as post-war regeneration and hope. With their tendency to thrive in disturbed & ravaged land, poppies would frequently fill European battlefields, but it wasn't until the 1915 publication of "In Flanders Fields," an oft-quoted poem written from the World War I battlefield, that the flower became an emblem of war. 
Want your bouquet to really pack a punch? How about a fiery red-and-yellow dinner-plate dahlia up to 11 inches across! Dahlias can take a little effort (staking, pinching, storing tubers over the winter in cooler zones), but the results are worth it, and anyone who loves to make floral arrangements has them on the list of must-haves. ‘Bodacious’ can produce flowers midsummer into fall. dahlias.com, dutchbulbs.com
From the authors of Bizarre Botanicals, here are some creepy plants to try for Halloween.
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Are you thinking about what to get your Valentine this year? We are loving these super-sweet custom Valentine's Day posters from Anna Bond at Rifle Paper Co.
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