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May 12, 2011

Plan to Plant

Spring is finally here! Gardening and the joyful prospect of fresh vegetables are on the mind again in force.
December 22, 2010

Making the Season Bright

Christmas at Longwood Gardens: What a wonderful time of year!
October 7, 2010

Introducing The New East Conservatory Plaza

Starting Saturday, October 9, 2010, you will be able to experience an exciting, new area of the Gardens: The East Conservatory Plaza! The East Conservatory Plaza has been in the making for over 3 years. From the beginning, we worked with the renowned, British landscape architect Kim Wilkie.
September 30, 2010

It’s Not Always Easy Being Green: Preparing Longwood’s New Green Wall

Longwood often hunts the globe for new or extraordinary plants to conserve and showcase in the Gardens. Recently, I went on a different sort of expedition—to inspect the plants for Longwood’s new East Conservatory Plaza green wall. My mission was to identify any potential pests or diseases that could threaten the new display.
September 27, 2010

Grow in Green: Biodegradable Pots

Biocontainers offer an exciting opportunity for plant producers and home gardeners to become more earth friendly. Currently the majority of ornamental crops are produced in petroleum-based plastic containers. The extensive use of plastic results in a significant waste disposal problem and the plastic ends up in a landfill or hopefully gets recycled.