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Boston Flower Show Abruptly Ends

Saturday's Boston Globe had a story about the annual Boston Flower and Garden Show, set for five days this past week. The headline of the story read, "Spring flower show closing two days early following state ban on gatherings." The…

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New Book Cover Arrived

Last week turned out to be extra special for me. On Monday Ohio Unversity Press sent me the cover for my new book All about Flowers: James Vick's Nineteenth Century Seed Company. James Vick (1818-1882) from Rochester, New York, owned…

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New Book Traces Garden Club History

I just finished a wonderful book about American gardening, Everything for the Garden. Historic New England published it. The organization, whose name before was the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, maintains dozens of historic properties in New…

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Japanese Knotweed Jumped the Wall

Did you know that Japanese knotweed jumped the wall? During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries English gardeners hosted exotics. They took great satisfaction in growing plants that flooded the country from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Plant hunters then searched…

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