Madagascan Coffee

Madagascan Coffee

November 11, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
Manahòana from Madagascar!

Manahòana from Madagascar!

November 5, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
Walking though the streets of Tana today, I can’t help but notice the cultural diversity of this city. The traffic is horrendous with street vendors peddling their wares to anyone that they can get their attention of. Mangoes are in season with a multitude of varieties on display. The hillsides are...Read more
Music from Agaves and Corn DNA?

Music from Agaves and Corn DNA?

October 10, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
Last night I decided to check out the Digital Nature event here at the Gardens. My understanding from Rachel's blog was that it was a digital art event with a focus on how technology does not have to be separate from nature. I really did not know what to expect but ended up attending what was...Read more

Digital Nature: An evening of multimedia art

October 7, 2008 | Rachel Murray
Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7-10 p.m. Featuring art and music by: David Fodel. Normal Ones. Natascha Seideneck & Rebecca Dolan. Cacheflowe. Corey Scott & Dafe Hughes. h.dot and little dove. Ten and Tracer. Video created for Addictive TV Mixmasters Series, 2003 Music by David Fodel This year's...Read more
The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

October 5, 2008 | Linda Maich
Jasmine Tea and  Mooncakes in Montreal

Jasmine Tea and Mooncakes in Montreal

October 3, 2008 | Linda Maich
Yesterday, I drank jasmine tea and ate a mooncake at the Montreal Botanical Garden; it is the season of the Magic of the Lanterns, and the Chinese Garden is adorned with many colorful and graceful figures that have been designed in Montreal and made in Shanghai. They are filled with lights in the...Read more
Natives in fall

Natives in fall

October 1, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
The benefits of growing native plants are many - they are easy to grow, they increase native biodiversity, they reduce the risk of introducing invasives, and they use little water to name a few. In fall though, probably more than any other time of year, the overriding reason is their beauty. It is...Read more
Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

September 11, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Is it a coincidence that Walt Whitman named his revolutionary collection of poetry "Leaves of Grass"? Grass is the dominant vegetation in our region, and ornamental grasses have revolutionized horticulture across America in recent decades. If I had to pick a favorite grass, right now I would have...Read more

The call of the compost heap...

September 8, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
I was once jokingly asked by a co-worker in a previous career if I was going to answer 'the call of the compost heap' and quit my job to garden full time. It seems that this turned out to be closer to the truth than I thought at the time. Do you compost your kitchen and garden waste at home? If you...Read more

Are Plants Important?

September 5, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
Are plants important? If so, why? These seem like odd questions considering my career, but they have been on my mind a lot lately. To me plants are part of who I am; I have no interest in a planet without wild areas, without diversity, these are the things that give life color. Recent conversations...Read more

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