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Skip the Theme Parks -- Head for Orlandos Leu Gardens!

Skip the Theme Parks -- Head for Orlando's Leu Gardens!

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Sometimes getting lost leads to fantastic treasures, like stumbling upon the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida

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Gardens Go Hollywood at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Gardens Go Hollywood at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

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It didn’t take long to get into the Hollywood vibe at the kick-off of the 2013 Northwest Flower & Garden Show this week. From the moment they arrived, excited visitors were treated to a riotous display of color right off the Technicolor screen of the Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, Roman Holiday and dozens of silver screen-themed exhibition gardens.

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70 Hours to Dayton and Back

70 Hours to Dayton and Back

I sort of think I blew through Dayton in the 70s when I was drumming in a rock band. But I know I didn't stop to enjoy the gardens. All that changed last weekend when I visited two jewels in the MetroParks crown.

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Garden Design Lessons from Japan

Garden Design Lessons from Japan

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I can’t explain the sensation that washes over me when I’m in the presence of masterfully design Japanese gardens. Perhaps it’s my appreciation for how the human mind can look at an actual tree or natural landscape, find its essence and distill it into living art. Regardless of the style you aspire to, there are lessons to be learned.

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David Fishmans Otherworldly Plant Portraits Will Amaze You

David Fishman's Otherworldly Plant Portraits Will Amaze You

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I was cerebrally unprepared to absorb his jawdroppingly rich and exotic images. Where do I begin?...

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The Bloedel Reserve Whispers Wow

The Bloedel Reserve Whispers Wow

The first "take my breath away" moment hit me at the Bird Marsh at the Bloedel Reserve. Nothing disturbed the mirrored surface and no bird songs interrupted the muffled drops of rain on the duff.

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Boost Your Garden Design Skills and Save Money at a Flower and Garden Show

Boost Your Garden Design Skills and Save Money at a Flower and Garden Show

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Attending a major flower and garden show can be a lot like grocery shopping while hungry. Here's how you can "purchase with purpose" while getting the most out of your visit.

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Cornerstone Sonoma: Where Art, Imagination, and Plants Come to Play

Cornerstone Sonoma: Where Art, Imagination, and Plants Come to Play

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I had heard so many wondrous things about Cornerstone: Festival of Gardens. It was one of those breathlessly spoken, Oh, you have to go there, places my designer friends insisted I visit.

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Book Giveaway Exclusively for California Gardeners

Book Giveaway Exclusively for California Gardeners

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I'm sorry. I'm really late. I should have posted this blog before you sent your letter to Santa. But there's a book that needs to be in every California gardener's collection, right next to the big green one I'm not going to mention by name. (Hint: it rhymes with "Unset Cistern Pardon Crook").

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