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The third section of the High Line in New York offers gardeners an experience to learn from and appreciate. From wild and cultivated plantings to the use of narrow space, the section is sure to inspire one to look at a design problem from all sides and then create either a distinction or celebration in the space available, as the High Line shows.
With an eclectic mix of banana plants, flowering kale and cabbage, elephant ears, dusty millers, and hostas, author Roger De Muth’s New York garden was once a hobby, but has blossomed into a beautiful obsession. His book, A Hobby Gone Berserk, not only showcases his photography, illustrations, and design, but also shows that gardening rules are made to be broken.
With the planting bed of her front yard cleared by eager online gardeners, Casey Pradelli creates her dream garden, full of roses and inspired by Gertrude Jekyll.
Beyond the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, few think of Washington, DC, as a place to visit gardens and other outdoor spaces, but in fact, it has those in abundance. DC has a wealth of “secret” public garden spaces, some of which are adjacent to museums and monuments. It also boasts several very fine estate gardens, garden shops, and a very active farm to table restaurant scene. Read about how in a long weekend, with careful planning, DC can be a fantastic destination for anyone interested in garden-related travel.
The Spring Blooms celebration at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania showcases a spectacular display of tulips—a nod to Pierre S. du Pont who laid out Longwood Gardens and planted the first tulips in 1907. During Spring Blooms, which spans from April 5th through May 23rd, visitors can experience over 250,000 tulips in bloom!  
Join Cricket Hill Garden in Thomaston, Connecticut for their annual peony festival from May 10th to June 22nd, 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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Philly is the perfect location for garden design and horticultural exploration. For a weekend trip, here are some highlights that will engage those who are interested in gardens as well as their less garden-focused traveling companions.
Healing can be a delicate endeavor, finding a space to be able to reflect and recover was what landscape designer Claire Jones was tasked with when creating a garden labyrinth that would provide a private area for meditation and personal transformation. Adding together natural elements of bluestone, a calming water feature, and a perching boulder is what would lead one Maryland couple down the path to healing.
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During a time when there wasn’t a Whole Foods or local farmers market to ensure your holiday meal, chance gardeners of the 17th century began to count on winter squash, the “vegetable marrow” of their time for their survival. 
Enjoy these vivid images of some of Philadelphia’s most vibrant murals adorning both public and private spaces as part of the city’s Mural Arts program.
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