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‘We deserve this peace and joy’: black gardeners bloom on TikTok and Instagram

‘Plantrepeneuers’ are springing up on social media to dig out space for black people in the natural worldMore than 1.4 million people watch Alexis Nikole Nelson, the ‘Black Forager’, eat weeds on TikTok. Related: Champ, Joe Biden’s German shepherd and ‘sweet, good boy’, dies aged 13 Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Life and style, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Gardens, Alexis Nikole Nelson

POLLEN – Final Week Of Service From 23 – 27 Jun before Undergoing A Refresh Of Space & Concept

Established in June 2012, POLLEN is located in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay and it is helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Michael Wilson, who creates modern interpretive cuisine inspired by nature’s bounty. Pollen will reopen for lunch and dinner from 23 – 27 June 2021 for one final week of service before undergoing a refresh of their space and concept. While the main draw of POLLEN is the restaurant at level one that offers multi-course dining, Fennel Cafe on level two is equally wort...
Tags: Restaurants, Singapore, Anthropology, Michelin, Gardens, Bay, Marina Bay, Michael Wilson, Flower Dome, Flower Dome at Gardens, Marina Gardens, Flower Dome Singapore

‘Orchidelirium’: how a modern-day flower madness is fuelling the illegal trade

With traffickers taking species from the wild before they are even recorded, one of the UK’s oldest constabularies is on guard at Kew Gardens• Podcast: Inside the world of wildlife traffickingJohn Deer runs a peculiar operation. As Kew Gardens’ security manager it is his job to protect the 1.8 million people that visit every year. It is also his job to make sure plants and cuttings do not vanish from the botanical collection while the public are on the royal estate. To do so, members of one of t...
Tags: UK, Science, Environment, Life and style, Wildlife, Conservation, Plants, Illegal wildlife trade, Deer, Gardens, Wild Flowers, Kew Gardens

‘It has the feel of a little local pub!’: Guardian readers on their extraordinary DIY sheds

From an allotment shelter built out of old doors to a storage shack turned into a chapel, here are some of the best of our readers’ creationsThis is my pandemic project: a garden pub shed, called the Doghouse. It is custom-built from timber with a Firestone rubber roof. Lockdown finally gave me the time to build it and I tried to reuse or recycle materials where I could. The doors and windows were from a friend’s old conservatory. The timber herringbone and boards, plus the back bar shelving, ar...
Tags: Diy, Ebay, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Hobbies, Firestone, Gardens, Ipswich Continue, Gavin Thomasson

Return to the Luberon: Ansouis

Another lovely village we visited in the Luberon was Ansouis. Officially named one of the most beautiful villages in France, Ansouis is the Luberon at its best.   The population is just over 1,000 people, and the residents take much pride in the upkeep of limestone facades of their ancient homes by maintaining beautiful vines, plants and flowerpots.   Two other highlights of Ansouis is the impressive 12th century chateau and the Saint Martin  C hurch.   ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Gardens, Parks, Martin, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Ansouis, France Ansouis

Best Places to Take Your Pet For Holiday

  Bringing your pet on your vacation can make it much better. Of course, sometimes it can be more complicated as you have to choose proper animal-friendly places, bring the best dog food that will last through the trip, or select particular kinds of activities that you can do together. Nevertheless, it is worth it, as you don't have to leave your four-legged friends with other people, pay for animal hotels, or worry about your pet's well-being. Still, if you plan to bring your pet for a trip, y...
Tags: Travel, Dog, Family, Florida, Usa, Holidays, Washington, Hotels, White House, Pets, Best, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Places

Backyard seen from the 3rd-floor window at 5:47 a.m.

 I love the way this was designed and grown to be looked at from above. I'm nearly always seeing it from the 3rd or 2nd floor. It's nice at ground level too, but I'm delighted by the undulating shapes of the low treetops. And of course, I love the part I call "the protractor." The long grass inside of the mown grass is wheat. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Gardens, Grass, Ann Althouse

The brilliance of brown lawns: why your grass shouldn’t always be greener

Watering our gardens is wasteful and mowing them a nightmare for biodiversity. So is it time to embrace long, brown grass or more radical options such as patchwork lawns?Name: Brown lawns.Colour: Brown, obviously. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, Water, Biodiversity, Green space, Gardens

Exceptional Private Gardens Open for One Day

If ever there was a pandemic trend I could get behind, it is the fact that more and more people are gardening. Being in the garden has allowed so many of us to get back to the earth and feel connected to something that is both grounding and beautiful. I want to follow this trend into the future. I believe it will leap frog us into seeing the intrinsic value in garden preservation. This year, we are excited to partner with The Garden Conservancy on June 19th for both a Digger Deeper program at Bl...
Tags: Gardening, America, Rhode Island, Gardens, Roses, Rose Garden, Blithewold, Garden Tour, Garden Conservancy, Middletown Rhode Island, Little Compton Rhode Island, Garden Conservancy Open Days, Private Gardens, Gioia Browne, Sonnenhof, Blithewold Rose Garden

When you can’t see the bike lanes for the trees

(Look out! Branches dip low on North Rosa Parks Way. For scale, the person on the left is only 10. Photos by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Keeping bike lanes free of annoying and dangerous debris like gravel, leaves and automobiles has always been a problem in Portland (and everywhere bikes exist). Despite this perennial issue, our transportation agencies still don’t have a solid plan to keep bikeways swept, clear and safe 24/7/365. This year it seems like yet another obstacle is coming o...
Tags: Trees, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Gardens, Portland City, Terwilliger, Jonathan Maus, North Rosa Parks Way, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Urban Forestry, North Rosa Parks, Urban Forestry From, Parks Water Bureau, Urban Foresty

How to Plant a Window Box Garden and Keep It Alive

The pandemic-propelled gardening boom has been great for people with a yard, a community garden plot, or even a balcony. But for those of us who have none of the above, outdoor gardening options have been as limited as ever. But there is one avenue for growing things—even in an apartment—that you shouldn’t sleep on:…Read more...
Tags: Landscape, Gardening, Windows, Urban Agriculture, Lifehacks, Gardens, Bush, Landscape Architecture, Botanical Garden, Laura Miller, Human Interest, Container Garden, Environmental Design, Community Gardening, Window Box, Chantal Aida Gordon

The war against snails: can gardeners ever win?

In the past few weeks, the slugs and snails have risen in British gardens – and they are hungry. Before you reach for the shovel or pellets, experts suggest some other optionsIf there is anything likely to send even the most mild-mannered gardener on a murderous rampage, it is waking one morning to find the lettuce has been shredded and the carefully nurtured young plants have been razed overnight. In the past few weeks, the slugs and snails have risen – and they are hungry. It’s not that there ...
Tags: Environment, Life and style, Wildlife, Gardening advice, Gardens, Royal Horticultural Society RHS, Charles Dowding

Boats On The Seine

Two weeks ago, I posted a photo series of reflections on the Seine, and I received many compliments from you. (CLICK HERE to view them).   I am still taking my brisk, power walks along the Seine and I recently shot a series of mostly barges and utility boats. As I was watching them, I pondered where are they going, where are the captain and the crew from, what are they transporting and why, and a host of other curiosities.   Do you like the black and white photos?    I want to th...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Paypal, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Richard Nahem, Rue de Martyrs Food

Forget green fingers! Readers on 12 hardy house plants for terrible gardeners

From a fuchsia that can withstand all temperatures to a Christmas cactus nicknamed the Survivor, readers tell us about the brilliant, beautiful plants they just can’t kill Continue reading...
Tags: Life and style, Gardening advice, Gardens, Houseplants

Children’s Drawings of Notre Dame

 I want to thank everyone for watching my live Rue de Martyrs Food tour last week and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for  Enjoy!   I was in front of Notre Dame last w...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Germany, Paypal, Paris, Poland, Notre Dame, Gardens, Parks, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Michel Aupetit, Rue de Martyrs Food

Seine River Reflection Photos

A few times a week I do a 40-minute power walk along the Seine River. About five years ago when the city permanently closed portion of the highway below the Seine and turned into a mixed use bicycle, jogging, and walking path.   My usual route is I enter the pathway at an off ramp by quai de Celestins by Pont Marie, and walk west, up to the Pont Neuf and then make my return.   Last week, Tuesday was an exceptionally beautiful spring day, and I started my walk at about 8:15am. It was l...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Richard Nahem, Pont Marie, Facebook Fabulous Food Tour, Seine River About

Patchwork garden.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Gardens, Ann Althouse

Backyard protractor wheatfield.

 Yes, it's our backyard. Yes, it's a wheatfield. Obviously, it's in the shape of a protractor — an old-time-y open-center protractor. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Gardens, Grass, Ann Althouse

David Hockney on joy, longing and spring light: ‘I’m teaching the French how to paint Normandy!’

While enjoying an idyllic lockdown in France, the 83-year-old artist has created perhaps his most important exhibition ever – offering hope to an injured world ‘I think it looks terrific,” says David Hockney. “It’s all on one theme, isn’t it? And there’s not many exhibitions like that, really, a show all about the spring.” The 83-year-old artist is taking a look around his new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London for the first time. He seems happy with it – and rightly so, for it is hypnoti...
Tags: Ipad, Art, Apps, Technology, London, France, Environment, Painting, Culture, Art and design, Normandy, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibitions, Spring, David Hockney, Gardens

Emphatic, Glorious spring

May arrives with armfuls of bouquets in her arms. Tulips, tulips, and more tulips. We love making color combinations for our gardens each year and testing out new varieties in the Idea Gardens for future use. Please enjoy this visual compendium of our tulips in bloom this week! Rose Garden tulips Tulips in the North Garden Tulip ‘Stunning Apricot’ Tulip ‘Lilac Perfection’ Tulip ‘Lilac Love’ Tulip ‘Copper Image’ Herb Garden tulips Tulip ‘Amazing Grace’ in th...
Tags: Gardening, Miranda, Gardens, Rose Garden, Idea Gardens, Idea Gardens Tulip Apricot Angelique Tulip Spryng

April in Paris 2021- The Tuileries

Mother Nature continues to spread her magic this April in Paris and her recipients have been all the better for it.   Last Thursday was a friend of mine’s birthday, so we met in the Tuileries by fountain near the Arc du Carrousel to celebrate. We pulled up some of the classic green enamel chairs and surprised our friend with two small cakes from our Les Trois Chocolats in the Marais. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to indulge in the cake feast, as I am on a strict diet. It was a blustery day...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Luxembourg Gardens, Richard Nahem, Tuileries, Arc du Carrousel, Luxembourg Gardens Tour

Save The Date: April 28- Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Live Facebook Tour

I am happy to announce that I am doing a live Luxembourg Gardens tour for on Wednesday, April 28, 10am EST (east coast time), 9am Midwest time, 7am, West coast time, and 4pm Paris time. Here’s the description:   Lovely Luxembourg Gardens Tour Come and explore the beauty of April in Paris at the splendid Luxembourg Gardens. One of the most popular and beloved attractions in Paris, the 60-acre park was once the private gardens of the Luxembourg Palace from 1612 owned by ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, France, Events, Paypal, Architecture, Queens, Paris, Luxembourg, Gardens, Parks, Macron, Luxembourg Gardens, Richard Nahem, Luxembourg Palace, Queen Maria de Medici

Books: A Grab Bag

Think you need an orchard to enjoy home-grown fruit? Well, think again. In Grow Your Own Mini Fruit Garden: Planting and Tending Small Fruit Trees and Berries in Gardens and Containers (Cool Springs Press, 2021), author Christy Wilhelmi guides you through the process of growing fruit trees in small-space gardens,... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Gardens, Jane Berger, Christy Wilhelmi, Containers Cool Springs Press

Bees bounce back after Australia’s black summer: ‘Any life is good life’

Australia’s bushfires were devastating for bee populations. But steady rain and community efforts are seeing the return of the pollinatorsYou could say that Adrian Iodice is something of a stickybeak neighbour. On Iodice’s once-lush bushland property, nestled within the Bega Valley of New South Wales, there stands a majestic rough-barked apple tree that the beekeeper used to, every now and then, jam his head into.In the hollow of the trunk lived a flourishing wild colony of European honeybees th...
Tags: Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Bees, Wildlife, Conservation, New South Wales, Endangered habitats, Victoria, South Australia, Insects, Bushfires, Gardens, Bega Valley, Australian lifestyle

Seine Bridge Photos

Before I get to today’s post, I want to thank everyone for watching my live Marais Tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate. Enjoy!   Last Sunday, Easter Sunday, it was a brisk but sunny day and I decided ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Paypal, Architecture, Gardens, Parks, Seine, Paris Plage, Janet, Richard Nahem, le Marais, Paris Spring, Seine Bridge Photos

Queen to open Buckingham Palace gardens to paying public for first time

With palace summer opening cancelled because of coronavirus, visitors will be able to pay to picnic from July to SeptemberThe paying public can picnic at the palace this summer as the Queen throws open her private 39-acre London garden for visitors to explore by themselves for the first time.With pandemic restrictions forcing the cancellation of Buckingham Palace’s traditional summer opening for a second year, self-guided tours of the landscaped grounds will be on offer from July to September. C...
Tags: London, Life and style, UK News, Monarchy, The Queen, Buckingham Palace, Gardens

April in Paris-Early Spring in Le Marais

I was walking through the haute-Marais last week on the way to discover a home design shop (more about that next week) and noticed the flowers and trees were beginning to burst their buds. The cherry blossoms were already in full bloom, the wisteria were beginning to show their delicate, dropping flowers,   the Linden trees in the Place des Vosges were starting to sprout their green leaves, and the parks and squares had flowers beds planted with vivacious flowers.   I’m looking forward t...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Facebook, Architecture, Paris, Gardens, Parks, Marais, Place des Vosges, Linden, Richard Nahem, le Marais, California West Coast

Introducing the Troy-Bilt Saturday 6

My recent getaway to Charleston, SC wasn’t simply an escape from the long and cold winter, but the result of an invitation to participate in Troy-Bilt’s Saturday 6 program. I have had very positive experiences with the Troy-Bilt brand so it didn’t take long for me to accept the invitation, join the new Saturday 6 team , and head to South Carolina. Before I share the details about the program I’d like to introduce the other members of the group: ...
Tags: Gardening, London, Instagram, Massachusetts, New York City, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Zealand, Wisconsin, Kim, Middleton, Gardens, South Carolina, Hgtv, Charleston, Facebook Instagram

‘I smile every time I go outside’: 13 fabulous, inspiring front garden transformations

Lockdown has prompted many readers to plant flowerbeds and grow vegetables in their neglected front gardens – while smaller spaces have benefited from a proliferation of potsThe garden is long and thin, sunny but exposed to the wind. To make the most of the space we used pots and containers and filled them with a mix of annuals and perennials. In the ground we planted ammi majus, fennel, thalictrum and gaura to create a delicate feathery look, and in the pots we went for cosmos, zinnia, dahlias ...
Tags: Life and style, Gardening advice, Gardens, Bournemouth Continue, Paul Collins

Gardening with Chickens as Sustainable Partners

I never had much interest in gardening with chickens, ducks, rabbits, or any animal livestock. After all, I live in the middle of a residential neighborhood, on a lot that is just over half an acre, and I’m a vegetarian…But today I’ll share what’s forced me to take a closer look at the benefits, sustainability, and self-sufficiency that maintaining a flock can add, and to admit that there is a lot to be gained by sharing a garden with chickens. Beneficial Relationshi...
Tags: Gardening, Gardens, Harvey, Homesteading, Home Gardening Ideas, PASA, Backyard Livestock, Small Scale Poultry Flock, Harvey Ussery, Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute