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Hero Design Lab, a small Toronto firm, joins the rain barrel movement with its RC 1 rain collector, proving that stewarding resources doesn't need to come at the detriment of design. PLUS: Enter for a chance to win one!
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As we head into these early days of fall and hold on to the last days of summer, there's still time to do some outdoor entertaining. Here are some of our tips for hosting an alfresco movie night, including what types of movies to play and what projectors to use.
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A curmudgeonly traveler, Marianne North went around the world—twice! alone!—during the Victorian era, armed with a parasol and an easel, determined to paint as many of the world's plants as possible.  The result, some 800 paintings of flora, many of which were unknown to European audiences, are on display at Kew Gardens, and her travel writings have been gathered in a new book, Abundant Beauty. We take a look at the life of this remarkable woman.
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Take a look at our slide show of Jonathan Singer's botanic photographs, collected in his book, Botanica Magnifica. The photographs feature rare plant specimens shot on a Hasselblad camera.
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Amy Merrick's tablescape is inspired by the Dutch Master painting Still Life with Gilt Cup—she writes about how to put together a similar flower arrangement and where to find vessels, serving pieces, and flatware for your holiday table.
In Sweden, a garden-obsessed writer finds a land of natural inspiration.
Our Q&A with Stephen W. Kress, Ph.D., vice president for bird conservation at the National Audubon Society, about how to attract more birds to your backyard!
Marg Helgenberger, longtime star of CSI, gives her classic Los Angeles garden a second life as a glamorous Mediterranean-style retreat with plenty of space and style for backyard entertaining.
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The past couple weeks, corpse flowers have been blooming at gardens across the country. Amorphophallus titanum, or titan arumflowers with the odor of a thousand toxic fumes, the height of two men, and draws crowds as large as any circus. The corpse flower may be most famous in the genus, but more than 170 species of Amorphophallus have been indentified, including a new one earlier this year, found in Madagascar's dry rocky soil.
Textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen brings an eclectic sensibility to his lush public garden in the Hamptons.
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