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March 20, 2017
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Fernleaf Lavender

Surfacing at the end of winter like a horticultural life raft, the week-long Philadelphia Flower Show is salvation for gardeners grown weary of cold weather.  The Philadelphia Convention Center, a cavernous place, is filled with flowers and plants, from tulips … Continue reading

March 21, 2016
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Rise of the Coneheads

Last week I participated in an annual ritual of spring that involved a lengthy pilgrimage, followed by acts of homage at impressive shrines in the company of hundreds of other pilgrims. At the end of my journey, I returned home … Continue reading

March 16, 2015
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Mr. Flower Show

The horticultural world—past and present– is full of big personalities, including a colorful cast of plant fanatics, design divas and fastidious flower arrangers.  Each adds a bright strand to the tapestry of horticultural history.  My recent trip to the Philadelphia … Continue reading