Posts tagged history

July 25, 2013

 

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America’s Romance

Many American gardeners have tried to imitate aspects of English gardens.

July 18, 2013

 

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GCA: Garden Club Of America

Elizabeth Price Martin founded our nation’s first Garden Club in 1904.

March 28, 2013

 

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Mount Vernon

At Mount Vernon, Washington created a beautiful American garden that befitted a true patriot.

March 7, 2013

 

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Andrea Wulf’s Perspective

The United States of America was established by farmers and gardeners who were very conscious of protecting their natural resources.

February 28, 2013

 

Washington as Farmer at Mount Vernon

Founding Gardeners

While it is still too cold to work in your garden, you may enjoy reading Andrea Wulf’s informative book.

August 19, 2010

 

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St. Francis Garden: Providing Food And Water For God’s Creatures

Gardens honoring St. Francis are full of color, sound, scent and movement, and birds and butterflies abound.

September 4, 2008

 

A field of purple tulips.

Imported Bulbs

Learn about the tulips of the Netherlands, on this Focus on Flowers.

January 12, 2006

 

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The History Of Women (In The Midwest!) As Talented Potters

Even in the Midwest, centers for creating ceramics were established, inspired by the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement.

February 11, 2005

 

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Valentine’s Day Roses: Then And Now

The rose has been a recurring literary theme since the thirteenth century as a symbol of love. However, giving roses for Valentine's Day is a modern tradition.

February 3, 2005

 

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The Globalization Of Plants: From Colonization To Today

The globalization of so many flowering plants is awe-inspiring and they now act as if they are natives in their adopted lands.

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