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Stories on Stage Tends a Literate Garden of Hidden Passion

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Fritillaria meleagris is one of springs unexpected flowers, better know as leper lily.

Spring is a time of coming out. Of coming up. Of unearthing. Of flowering or even bursting with life and passion. I love it in the Gardens because of all the botanical treats, but I love spring yards and landscapes because you finally see what your neighbors have doing. Their bulbs are up, buds are blooming and trees are greening. There’s something to talk about on every corner. And I think that’s an important ritual of neighborliness in spring too—telling one another how great their flowers and plants and effort looks too.

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The Joy of Shopping for Plants

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We humans are no more exempt than the bees and butterflies and hummingbirds when it comes to plants: We’re attracted to their sweetness and beauty. We recognize plants as life. And so we shop. We wander through greenhouses and shuffle through nurseries, searching out plants. We are mesmerized. Hypnotized. Hortiholics.

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Garden of Youth

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anti-aging, facial acupressure, herbs, Sarah Spearman

Wouldn’t it be lovely to stumble across the legendary “Fountain of Youth” and wake up one day looking and feeling ten years younger?  Instead of spending time wishfully hoping for that fountain to appear, you can create your own GARDEN of youth and start moving those clock hands back a little.  You have everything you need to get started!

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Plant Sale Preview Party tickets still available!

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Plant Sale Preview Party May 8

The Plant Sale Preview Party is Thursday, May 8 from 4 - 8 p. m. In addition to shopping early for the best selection of plants for your garden, Preview Party guests will enjoy a fabulous array of appetizers, wine and beer. Admission is $45 per person (Note: This event has sold out for the last several years. Reserve your spot now--there are still a few tickets left!). Purchase TIckets

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Travel with the Gardens in 2014

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Dale Chihuly, "Blue and Purple Boat" (detail), 2006
 4 x 22 1/2 x  4',
 New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx, New York

Did you know that the Gardens has a trips and travel program that features an array of different opportunities to travel with our staff and instructors regionally, nationally, and internationally? Well if you didn’t, keep us in mind as your make your travel plans! This year our education staff has put together a variety of trips - from backpacking and viewing wildflowers to checking out the work of Dale Chihuly in Seattle.

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Bungalow Gardens

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Bungalow gardens, cottage garden

The Arts and Crafts movement brought about the clean lines and unfussy patterns of the bungalow style house.  Bungalows were first built in England and then migrated to America in the early 1900's along with a changing garden style.  With the bungalow came the cottage style garden and some specific hardscape to enhance the lines of the house.  The formal gardens and ornate excesses of the Victorian era were now passe. 

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