Travel to Zimbabwe Through These Artists’ Works

April 30, 2024

Barry Lungu painting of spring in Zimbabwe. Artist Barry Lungu’s painting of Jacarand trees in bloom in Zimbabwe. Image courtesy of Artgal.online.

Art and beauty live in physical landmarks and museums and also in the expressions of natural wonders, culture, history, and creativity that local artists bring Read More...

It’s Not Too Late to Experience Cherry Blossom Season

April 10, 2024

Cherry blossoms in bloom.Via Unsplash.

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize the transient nature of life, a reflection of the Buddhist concept known as “mono no aware,” which recognizes that there is both beauty and mortality in life.

For most of Japan, including Tokyo, … Read More...

Living Sculptures in North America’s Best Public Topiary Gardens

May 12, 2022

Longwood Gardens Topiary Garden. Image via Longwood Gardens.

Edward Scissorhands had nothing on the horticultural artists who painstakingly sculpt topiaries in some of North America’s most spectacular topiary gardens. Come along with us on a virtual tour to experience some Read More...

Floating Urban Parks Made Entirely From Recycled Plastic Waste

July 13, 2021

people enjoying floating park in Rotterdam made entirely of recycled plastic

Two floating urban parks made entirely of reclaimed plastic waste, one in the Netherlands and the other in Germany, demonstrate the value and potential of reusing plastic debris to create public green spaces.

Rotterdam floating park made entirely of recycled plastic waste.

Seating for floating park made entirely of recycled plastic debris.

The floating urban parks offer green open Read More...

The Self-Taught Gardener Who Designed the Kennedy White House Rose Garden

September 16, 2020

Bunny Mellon_white_house_rose_garden_before_and_afterPhotos: White House Historical Association and White House, via Twitter.

Melania Trump’s recent redesign of the White House Rose Garden did not meet with universal approval. While many appreciated Oehme, van Sweden and Associates and Perry Guillot’s highly pared-back scheme … Read More...

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