Victoria: The Seductress

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Well! Got your attention, did I? "The Seductress," in this case, is the Victoria water lily, an "aquatic marvel" - see photo - that is on display... Read more

A garden about artfully designed irregularity

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These are sweet peas from Lorraine Kiefer's Triple Oaks Nursery in Franklinville. Lorraine, a lifelong gardener, is a big fan of these old-fashioned... Read more

Princess Beatrice would be so bored

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She'd be so bored in Room 201C at the show, the Make and Take room. I mean, this is the gal who showed up at William and Kate's 2011 wedding... Read more

Well done, green thumb!

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Inside the new Horticourt you'll find interactive screens where you can answer questions. I answered one about the type of ivy on the screen... Read more

Special delivery to Lucy in the sky

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This is an entry in the mailbox category created by the talented gardeners in the Greene Countrie Garden Club. There was such a crowd in front... Read more

God save the queen - if you can find her

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So I'm walking through the show, past the central feature, and all of a sudden I spot her - a mini-Queen Elizabeth up on the wall. She struck... Read more

I swear it's a toupee

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I'd swear this was a toupee ... but Noel says it's living sheet moss, $5 a clump, and just as I was moving in for a closer look, up walks Pamela... Read more

Meet Larry the lawn gnome

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Larry's a new product from Chive, the hipster purveyor of floral vessels and accoutrements from Toronto. This year, they have twice the floor... Read more