Claire Lui

Claire Lui
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The New York Times reports on how China has banned all mention and selling of jasmine, for fear of revolution. (Even poetry about jasmine has been banned.) Rural jasmine growers, unaware of the controversy, are left with falling prices on their unsold plants. Read More »
Milan plant furniture fair
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We pick ten favorite products from the recent Milan Design Week that are influenced by nature in their design, including furniture recycled to become planters, plaid garden benches, a bamboo lamp, a futuristic bird house, and more. Read More »
new lilies
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Our sneak peek at some of the new lily varieties that will be shown at Lilytopia, starting May 20 at Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens, and that will be showcased in our July/August issue. These lilies, with their amazing new colors and shapes, will be available for both the bulb and the cut-flower market in 2012. Read More »
Coco-de-mer Fruit
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One of our most popular botanic superlative columns was about the seed of the coco-de-mer (The Largest Seed), which, according to the British tabloids, was a honeymoon souvenir for Prince William and his new bride, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, from their time... Read More »
yves saint laurent in garden
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A documentary about the house and furnishings of Yves Saint Laurent turns out to be a moving and elegiac meditation on life and love, and is available on demand, starting today. Read More »
M&G Investments Garden
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A look at some of the gardens at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. Read More »
Flume Fountain
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Up in Cape Cod, the rhododendrons are in full bloom at the annual Heritage Museums & Gardens Rhododendrons Festival. Home to two noted hybridizers—Charles Owen Dexter and Jack Cowles—the garden is a great place to see the many new varieties in bloom. A new and dramatic water element—the Flume Fountain—and a new children's garden are also worth... Read More »
planting indigo
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Rebecca Burgess's Fibershed challenge—to wear clothes that are farmed, created, and dyed with materials made within 150 miles of her front door—takes the idea of living locally and buying American to a whole new level. We report on her project, including her garden of indigo plants grown to create natural blue dyes. Read More »
Furukawa
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A Japanese astronaut, a Russian astronaut, and an American astronaut blasted into space today (no, not the beginning of a joke) and they are planning on growing plants...in space! Satoshi Furukawa (pictured) is going to... Read More »
flower truck
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Miracle-Gro for marijuana, the Flower Truck, planting lichens, and debating online shelter mags. Read More »
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