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July 9, 2015


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Empress Josephine

Josephine’s name will always be synonymous with roses.

June 4, 2015


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Names For Roses

About 2,500 years ago, the Greek poet Sappho called the rose the “queen of flowers.”

January 29, 2015


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Early Women Garden Photographers

Early women garden photographers created a new art form in the 20th century.

July 25, 2013


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America’s Romance

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

July 18, 2013



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.

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