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Join Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, Connecticut for their annual peony festival from May 10th to June 22th, 2014. Cricket Hill, a six-acre display garden, was founded by Kasha and David Furman in 1989, with a focus on Chinese tree peonies. Kasha and her son Dan now run the nursery. Upon visiting, you’ll discover right away that Cricket Hill is not your typical nursery. In addition to perusing their garden of 400 unique varieties of peonies (yes, 400!), you can enjoy their new edible orchard, purchase a high-quality plant, or just relax at a picnic table and listen to the bullfrogs. Kasha and Dan look forward to sharing their beautiful space with thousands of visitors every year.
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Paul Keyes, a member of our Garden Design Advisory Board and a landscape architect, writes about how a PBS documentary about Philip Johnson ended up serving as a lifelong inspiration for him in his work. (Above, Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.)

Photographer Edward Steichen was also a delphinium breeder. In 1936, New York's MoMA hosted an exhibit of new varieties that the artist had hybridized on his 10-acre farm in Connecticut. 
A review of Stacy Bass's new book, In the Garden, a portfolio of 18 luxurious Connecticut gardens. 
Mid-century modern furniture highlights this traditional garden in Connecticut
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Quit the rat race, move to the country, fix up an old farmhouse, and spend your days outdoors, running your own nursery and garden design business. One designer's story.
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A woodland gardener uncovers lessons in the shade