Girona, Spain’s Temps de Flors Festival Blends Horticulture and Art

September 4, 2016

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The history of Girona, Spain is as colorful as are the ochre and coral-toned buildings lining the banks of the Onyar river that flows through it. 

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Bioclimatic Garden Building Promotes Biodiversity

August 22, 2015

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Part of a plan to promote biodiversity and protect the surrounding environment in the South American city of Cali. Colombia, the multi-use Host and Nectar Garden Building also seeks to establish a network of gardeners Read More...

Road Trip! Northwest Arkansas Roadside Barbecue, Ghosts, and Gardens

June 18, 2015

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pig-trail-drive-crescent-hotel Northwest Arkansas Pig Trail scenic byway. Photo via The Crescent Hotel and Spa.

Before my recent two-day road trip through Northwest Arkansas, I had visions of Ma and Pa Kettle-type folks sitting on front porches strumming banjos while drinking moonshine Read More...

Celebrating Slow Food and Slow Flowers at Local Flower Farm Dinner

April 5, 2015

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You know about farm-to-table dining and perhaps garden-to-glass cocktails. Now there’s Field-to-Vase–where the dining table’s flowers were freshly picked at the flower farm only a few feet from where you are seated.

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Going Whole Log at Ambiente 2015 in Frankfurt

March 3, 2015

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Distilling down the top trends and themes from an international design fair the size of 60 football fields (that’s 1300 tennis courts) is not a simple endeavor. Nonetheless, as I trekked in Frankfurt mid-February through the massive designfest otherwise known Read More...

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