A new fruit hit markets in the U.K. this week. Round, red, sweet, and juicy, the hybrid fruit is described as a pear disguised as an apple. Until it receives an official name, the new fruit has been going by T109—or, to its friends, the "papple."
British artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey use grass to make pictures—"living" photographs. Wielding the traditional tools of the artist and the gardener to harness a plant's natural photosynthesis, the artists' process is a nice synthesis of art and science.
Over on, well, the fringes of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is the Chelsea Fringe Festival. With community gardeners, "plant graffiti," and more, the Chelsea Fringe Festival is definitely worth checking out if you're already in London for the Flower Show.
English garden designer Sarah Price—who made a splash at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2007 and 2008—returns to the spotlight with a new garden for the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show. Our interview with this garden designer who brings a subtle artistry to her gardens and who says, "I love the ephemeral nature of garden design. It's a transient thing and is not completely under your control."