Gardeners, Take Heed: It’s a ‘Tick-y Year’

This year, it will be hard to avoid ticks if you’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Here’s how to keep that from interfering with your gardening.

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Cornelia Oberlander, a Farsighted Landscape Architect, Dies at 99

Her acclaimed modernist but naturalist designs recognized the fragility of the climate and the social effects of parks and playgrounds.

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If You’ve Never Tried Growing Radicchio, Now Is the Time

This cultivated form of chicory is having a moment. Here’s what you need to know before you plant it.

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The Do-It-Yourself Rain Garden

So you spent the holiday weekend indoors, watching rainwater pool in your yard — or worse still, in the basement? Here’s how to fix that.

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Can This Houseplant Be Saved?

It’s been a long winter, and your plants could use a little love — or maybe a complete overhaul. Here’s what to do.

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Terrariums Are One Thing You Can Control

In these uncertain times, what’s not to love about designing your own little world?

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If You Think You Know What a Fern Is, Think Again

Some live in water; others grow on trees. In 400 million years, these versatile plants have developed some surprising variations.

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Poison Ivy: What You May Not Know

Sure, it’s irritating. But this unpopular native plant also has underappreciated superpowers. Here’s how to deal with it.

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One of the World’s Longest-Running Experiments Sends Up Sprouts

After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.

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Seeds From a 142-Year-Old Science Experiment Have Sprouted

After lying dormant in buried bottles for 142 years, 11 seeds germinated on the Michigan State University campus after scientists planted them.

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The Elusive Deer-Proof Garden

The bad news? It doesn’t exist. But there are still plenty of things you can do to deter what some call ‘nuisance wildlife.’

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A Rural-Inspired Home in Los Angeles, Complete With Chickens

A family enjoys a rural-inspired home, down to the chickens, while traffic whizzes by.

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A 140-Year-Old Hemlock Was Lost. Now It Has New Life as Art.

The sculptor Jean Shin gravitates to castoff objects, including a threatened tree at Olana, the former estate of Frederic Church.

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Look Fast: It’s Spring Wildflower Season

What makes this moment in the garden so exceptional? The fleeting beauty of flowers you probably didn’t plant.

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Visiting a Garden Center This Spring? Be Strategic.

There’s a reason the gardening industry fondly refers to this time of year as the ‘100 days of hell.’ And the pandemic has only made it more challenging.

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Americans Have Discovered the Garden, and Celebrities Want In

Many of us turned to gardening for solace during the pandemic. Now Martha Stewart and Drew Barrymore want to guide us to green thumbs.

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Why Diversity Is an Advantage in a Vegetable Plot

Forget whatever you’ve heard about which plants “love” which other plants. This isn’t Match.com for vegetables: There’s a science to it.

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What’s Up With Those Weird-Looking Mushrooms?

You may not expect to see them in your yard, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got trouble. The opposite, in fact.

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This Summer, Get Invigorated With a Live Cultural Performance

Breathe in some culture and the great outdoors — just from behind a mask.

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How a Fruit-Filled Garden Inspired a New Wellness Brand

On the grounds of his colorful Los Angeles home, Flamingo Estate, Richard Christiansen found both guidance and ingredients for his latest venture.

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Why You Should Plant Oaks

These large, long-lived trees support more life-forms than any other trees in North America. And they’re magnificent.

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We Are a Nation of Immigrants. Our Ecosystems Shouldn’t Be.

Americans have cultivated nonnative plants and flowers for so long it has skewed our experience of spring.

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Learning to Love a Stepmother Through the Language of Flowers

I loved the strenuous labor, the smell of the upturned soil as I planted a seed, and learning from her how to shepherd a plant through its life cycle.

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Why Shop at a Specialty Nursery?

If you buy all your plants at a big-box store, you’re missing out on a wealth of botanical treasures you’ll never find anywhere else.

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The Mansion Is Closed Because of Covid. No One Told the Deer.

Barrington Court, a grand estate in England that was a filming site for “Wolf Hall,” has been shut to visitors for much of the last year — human visitors, that is.

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In Dorset, Jasper Conran’s Garden Runs Wild

Set against the lush English countryside, the designer’s 17th-century home and its riotous plantings of magnificent blooms both defy and inspire his restrained elegance.

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Getting the Best Out of Thick Asparagus

Wondering what to do with those stalks? Roast them with sweet slivered leeks and salty capers.

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How a British Gardening Show Got People Through the Pandemic

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How To Grow Seedlings With Newspaper

A simple roll of newspaper creates a biodegradable pot to get your spring planting season off the ground.

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Why You Need a Wildlife Camera

Without one, you may never know who else lives on your property. Or who’s eating your bush beans.

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How to Bring Nature Inside With the Right Houseplants

It’s no surprise that greenery has gained popularity during the pandemic. Here’s how to make the most of it at home.

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I Will Not Rest Until This Garden Grows

Letting nature take its course is getting harder to do.

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In Dense, Urban Japan, Flowers Bring Beauty and Solace

In densely packed Tokyo, flora is abundant in unassuming places. Hunting for it, as I learned, can lighten life’s loads.

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The Smart Way to Grow Roses

It’s the season for ordering roses. Here’s how to choose the right ones — and how to grow them sustainably once you’ve got them.

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It’s a New Year in the Garden, Too: Time for Some Resolutions

In advance of the growing season, it’s helpful for gardeners to acknowledge what went wrong in the previous year, and figure out what to do instead.

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How Selfish Are Plants? Let’s Do Some Root Analysis

A new model further untangles the complex strategy games playing out under our feet.

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Saving Corpse Flowers From Being Inbred to Extinction

To preserve corpse flowers and other rare plants, botanic gardens are borrowing studbooks, an approach used by zoos and horse breeders.

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Lockdown Gardening in Britain Leads to Archaeological Discoveries

The finds this year, including a cache of gold coins from the reign of Henry VIII, come as Britain considers expanding the law to protect a broader range of artifacts from its centuries-old history.

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It May Feel Like Winter, but It’s Time to Shop for Seeds

The 2021 garden season officially begins this month, with the arrival of seed catalogs. Here’s what to expect after last year’s chaotic spring.

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Park With Covid Memorial Is Rising on Site of Former Toxic Dump

Hundreds of trees will be planted in a grove at the new Skyway Park — one for every resident of Jersey City who has died of the virus.

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They Built Their Own Greenhouses. Did They Reap What They Sowed?

When the pandemic forced everyone into isolation and threatened food supplies, some people decided to build their own greenhouses. Six months later, the project remains a pleasure and a challenge.

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T Black Book: Florists

Where you can find the most singular flower arrangements in six major cities, from New York to Tokyo.

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D.I.Y. Microgreens You Can Grow on Your Kitchen Counter

Think of the rewards of cultivating the tastes of summer all through the winter. You can do this.

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How a Designer of Outdoor Spaces Spends His Sundays

Todd Haiman will often go for a hike outside of the city or visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for inspiration.

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Yes, You Can Learn to Speak the Language of Plants

Latin might seem like an obscure, inscrutable language for naming plants. But it can open up the botanical world in ways you can’t imagine.

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How to Grow a Hydroponic Garden

It’s getting cold out there. Take your pandemic gardening inside.

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How to Create Your Own Herbal Tea Garden

For these uncertain times, a step-by-step guide to growing brew-friendly plants at home, and using them to make infusions that soothe and restore.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Turns Over a New Leaf

A wild meadow and woodland ‘ruin’ are now on exuberant display. The new, ecologically minded garden boasts shaggy clouds of vegetation.

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The Little-Known Women Behind Some Well-Known Landscapes

“Women have literally shaped the American landscape and continue to today, but their names and contributions are largely unknown.”

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How to Grow (and Eat) a Pawpaw

When to plant and when to harvest this native North American fruit.

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