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Today's links include an ingenious planter that self-waters, tips for throwing an outdoor party, and the Freedom Garden in Louisiana. 
Art from our contributors on display (above, Mint and Marigold's poppy artwork in Chester, Connecticut) and for sale, the link between income and trees, a vegetable police lineup, a Q&A about moths, a woman who loves weeds, the story behind America's other Audubon, and more.
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Dame Helen Mirren gets a new carnivorous plant named after her (left); First Lady Michelle Obama publishes her book about the White House Garden, American Grown; how to care for plants that have bloomed early this year; DIY sprouting jar; interview with the Moonrise Kingdom set designer; dyeing with plants from the new site Gardenista; and more!
Re-growing your own celery, mirrored vases to show off one special flower stem, $6,000 melons, and more in today's Links We Love. 
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A garden shed compeition (including an entire category devoted to Tardis-inspired sheds), why trees matter, Earth Day, new blogs from Wired and One Kings Lane, orchid show in Houston, DIY Saturdays at CB2, and a Savage Love column for insects.
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Pop-up flower stores from some of the hippest and coolest florists around the country at West Elm stores, starting in late April; GD contributor Amy Merrick writes about deciding to move her flower business out of her apartment; and this weekend, Rodale's Tulip Festival, with U-pick bouquets, and tulip tastings!
Royal plant news includes olive branches from King Tut and these Chia Pet-like planters for QEII (above). Plus: Grow-it-yourself dyes, chicken-friendly yards, and how to pick the right houseplant. 
Thierry Boutemy creates huge cherry tree branch arches for the front of New York City's Zara flagship (above), Cornell's corpse plant gets a live cam, a pollination video, how to grow carrots, and an entire episode of The Story is dedicated to botanical news.
Crazy bonsai architecture, an Arctic flower blooms again (after 32,000 years), a new record for a snowdrop bulb (more than $1,145!), and NPR's interview about the Iraqi Seed Project.
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The new USDA zone map, a summary of the case of Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto (opening arguments started today), a map of every tree in the U.S., a call for submissions for the Venice Architecture Biennale, AIDS memorial, a new garden writer publication, and more!
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