Category Archives: Nurseries and Garden Centers

The Container [and Much More] Store

When I left San Francisco last month, my daughter-in-law Yan Zhang gave me one tiny cutting from each of the succulents growing on her rooftop garden. I wrapped them in damp paper towels, stuck them in a baggie, brought them … Continue reading

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The Tree Man of Holbox Island

I was touring Holbox Island on my bike. I just had to stop. The signs were so intriguing: “Adopt a Tree” in more than a dozen languages and “Vivero Plantas Endemicas” (garden center for native plants). I got off my … Continue reading

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Vest-Pocket Nursery

This was not what I expected to find, walking down the street in Lower Manhattan on the way to a photo shoot on a weekday morning: an open-air plant nursery wedged into a narrow lot between two buildings. Most people … Continue reading

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It’s Spring! (in Northern California)

The snow is falling again in the Northeast, and I look out at the fading light in my garden, which is two colors: the gray of the tree trunks and branches and the white of the snow. In San Francisco, … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show

The theme of this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs through Sunday, is ARTiculture. Art museums, including the Guggenheim, the Getty, and the Smithsonian, have teamed up to produce spectacular exhibits. The show is crowded, commercial, expensive ($32 per ticket … Continue reading

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Westchester’s Own Farm Market

You don’t have to go to the Hamptons or Vermont for fresh, farm-raised vegetables, fruit and flowers. It’s all right here in suburban Southern Westchester, New York, at the busy intersection of Secor Road and Hartsdale Road. Just 40 minutes … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Farm Stand

Lots of people are driving up to Vermont this time of year, and if you’re going up I-91, Harlow Farm in Westminster, near Exit 5, is worth a stop. This family business was founded in 1918 and certified organic in … Continue reading

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