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Philadelphia Flower Show was again a knockout

Philadelphia Flower Show, the world's oldest and biggest garden show, was again a huge success this year with the theme, Holland: Flowering the World, a homage to Dutch horticultural expertise. It was the third time...

David Austin introduces more beautiful roses

Austin roses has introduced several new varieties over the past few years, including Sir Walter Scott, Desdemona, Roald Dahl, Bathsheba, The Ancient Mariner, Olivia Rose, The Lady of the Lake, Poet’s Wife and Imogen. To...

Six for success: Smart rules for gardeners.

Remember plants are living things. If you neglect them, don’t feed them, don’t care for them, force them to live in the dark when they need light or in the hot sun when they...
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Lovely gardens of Lawrence Johnston

What few people know about Lawrence Johnston, the great British garden maker, is that he was almost left for dead on the battlefield during the First World War. A friend just happened to spot his...

Six of the best vines

Actinidia kolomikta (super-hardy kiwi vine) The heart-shaped leaves of this vine are what make it so magical. In full sun the tips turn a strawberry pink or creamy white. Once the vine is well-established, the...
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A visit to Holland’s gorgeous Keukenhof garden

I have been to the Keukenhof garden in Lisse outside Amsterdam a couple of times. The first time was in early April when the giant blocks of colour created by mass plantings of tulips...

My five gardening books

In 1997, Daphne Gray-Grant, an executive working for Pacific Press, came to me and asked if I had considered writing a book. I had been writing garden stories for The Vancouver Sun for about...
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Villa d’Este: The world’s greatest water garden

My first visit to Villa d'Este was a long journey. Loraine and I took the train from Rome and then a bus for the final few miles up to Trivoli, the hill town where...

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