Sure, anyone can be seduced by an exotic orchid. Some not so obvious gems include:
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Nostalgic for the days of wearing pajamas, piling into the back of the family station wagon and going to the drive-in? I am. Today’s version involves no car, no driving and, well, pajamas and family are still in.
Thanks to rachelraymag.com for the photo
Thank the electronic gods for bringing us the capability to screen movies in our backyards. Sure, you can go the pricey way and get all techno about it. Projectors, fancy screens, surround-sound. Or you can go the DIY route and find out everything you need from http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Theater/
You can still experience the old-fashioned way too: http://mobmov.org/
This is a great link to info about great gardening dignitaries past and present.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Lancelot “Capability” Brown (1716 – 1783) – British – I just love his name! The nickname apparently came from his fondness for speaking about a country estate having a great ‘capability’ for improvement.
Garrett Eckbo (1910 – 2000) – American – His first book “Landscape for Living” (1950) showed a fresh new Californian approach to the modern garden.
Fletcher Steele (1885 – 1971) – American – Another great name! Here is my favorite quote of his: “The chief vice in gardens is to be merely pretty.”
Roberto Burle Marx (1909 – 1994) – Brazilian – Striking, bold design.
Thomas Church (1902 – 1978) – American – pioneer of the ‘California Style’
Others worth noting (not on the gardenvisit.com site):
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