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A balloon bridge, DIY gold planters, tropical fruits in the Golden State, beeswax and graphite drawings, and more in today’s Links We Love.
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Bikers race through the streets with plants on their heads (above), the 2012 International Landscape Design Award competition is now open, a Lego tree house, succulent ornaments, Patrick Blanc's vertical gardens, the Windowfarms Project, clothing that grows, the underground "Low-Line" park, and the online release of the urban planning documentary Urbanized.
Links that have caught our eye recently include: Jay-Z's new lifestyle site, First Lady Michelle Obama to write a gardening book, a time-lapse film of a lily unfurling, and a profile of Judy Kameon.
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If you're curious about how people develop snowdrop mania, we've compiled a list of articles about the people, the societies, and the culture behind the madness. Links include a first-person tale from the man who sold a snowdrop for almost $600 this year (on eBay, natch), a gathering of the 'Immortals' among the snowdrop collectors, and photos of Hitch Lyman's astounding American collection of snowdrops.
In this week's link roundup, we look at beautiful seed packets; unusual planters; Annie Proulx, garden-writer-turned-novelist; and a Louisiana island filled with camellias.
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Links from around the web that have caught our eye include a snowdrop bulb that sold for more than $500, beautiful tree paintings, a Central Park tree census, and Nabokov's theories about butterflies.
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Abandoned Christmas trees as art, a CSA of plants to use as dyes, and our style director's terrarium is chosen as Best Home Accessory by Wallpaper* magazine, in today's link roundup.
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