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2012 Jardins, Jardin

June 04, 2012
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This year’s finds include Thierry Dalcant’s multilevel space, with four distinct environments.

As an Englishwoman and a gardener, I swear undying allegiance to my country. But during the frenetic British garden show season from May to September, the one event I secretly look forward to most is in France. 

Links We Love: Chelsea Flower Show

May 22, 2012
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The 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower Show started today and will run through May 26. The best site for information is probably the official RHS Chelsea Flower show site, which lists information about how to get tickets, winners, videos, and more. 

-Best in Show went to Cleve West, for his Brewin Dolphin garden (above). 

Chelsea Fringe Festival

May 22, 2012
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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show may be the world’s most distinguished gardening event, but it doesn’t have the Pothole Gardener. To hear how this planter constructs landscapes in road divots or to take part in dozens of other offbeat horticultural happenings, you’ll have to attend the inaugural Chelsea Fringe Festival, taking place around London at the same time as the flower show.

2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 30, 2011
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This past weekend I went for a getaway (or mini-break, as Bridget Jones would say) with my husband to Washington, D.C., and I had a chance to see all the flowering trees that are still in bud form in New York in full and glorious bloom in D.C., including the many blossoming cherry trees that kindly cooperated with the opening weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

How to force branches

Philadelphia Flower Show 2011

March 02, 2011
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Joy Mackinney kisses her trophy as the horticultural sweepstakes winner of the 1970 Philadelphia Flower Show. This year's show, with the theme of "Springtime in Paris," opens this weekend.