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Click on the gallery at right to see our slide show of photographs of Deborah Needleman's garden.

This article was first published in Garden Design November/December 2011

Robert Irwin's Gardens at Dia:Beacon

July 12, 2011
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Left: Richard Serra, installation view at Dia:Beacon. © Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; right: hornbeams in the Dia's garden.

This past weekend, I went to visit Dia:Beacon for the first time. The museum, which features art from the 1960s and onwards in a former box printing factory, is huge, with room after room devoted to monumental works of art that would be difficult to fit in many other museums.

Links We Love 4/25/2011

April 25, 2011
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-A fascinating interview on Pruned, with Paige Johnson, the writer behind the blog Garden History Girl, about the forgotten history of atomic gardens, which were an attempt to find peaceful uses for atomic energy after WWII by radiating seeds and plants to create new mutations. [via kottke]

Call for Artists for Seed Packets

April 06, 2009
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Art by Jenny Lee Fowler for ragged jack kale seed packets.

If you're an artist who loves the Hudson Valley Seed Library art packs (seed packets that unfold into beautiful, frameable works of art) and you live in the area, you may want to try your hand at entering your artwork to be featured in the next season of art packs.