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Rhododendron in Kennebunk Beach, Maine

Remembering the Rhododendron: Notes on an Acid-Loving New Englander

While relishing a bloodless victory against the king of Persia, Greek philosopher Xenophon and 10,000 of his fellow soldiers stumbled into an abandoned village — and onto a smorgasbord of beehives.…

In the Thicket of Things: The Ballad of the Wild Beach Rose

If any scent has the power to immediately take us right back to our recent, epic drive through the Northeast — five days, five months, five years from now — it’s the fragrance of Rosa rugosa growing along the dunes of Montauk and Maine.…

Magic Garden Ride: Designer Robert McKinley on the Enchanted Trees of Ruschmeyer’s Montauk

“What spoke to me was how it was so hidden — this really just felt like a big old camp,” said Robert McKinley, creative director and co-owner of Ruschmeyer’s, now open for its third season in Montauk.…

Hops, Hives and a Mile-High Harvest: Waldorf Astoria’s Exec Chef on the New Rooftop Garden

Earlier this month, the famed Waldorf Astoria in New York officially launched its rooftop garden, a dreamscape of tomatoes, eight-ball squash, fig and apple trees, carrots, hops, lavender, alpine strawberries, edible flowers and eight varieties of basil.…

From Seed to Sauté Pan: Inside The Herbfarm’s Field of Greens

Two weekends ago, we traded the cacti of California for the Douglas firs (and snappy wildflowers!) of the Pacific Northwest.…

This Weekend and Next, Tour Pasadena and LA’s Beautiful Private Gardens

Aah! So many horticultural hot dates are coming up. In addition to Art Alive this weekend, we’re excited about Pasadena Open Day on Sunday, April 28, hosted by the Garden Conservancy.…