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Table of Contents: Master Gardeners

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Table of Contents: Master Gardeners

February 8, 2016

Join us for a week of inspiration and ideas you can steal from the best gardens we know: from rock-star designer Piet Oudolf’s backyard at Hummelo to a New Jersey landscape that’s been in one family for more than 85 years.

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Above: For more of landscape designer Piet Oudolf’s own garden in the Netherlands, see A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life.

Monday

  • Lost, then found. It took the dedication of expert dahlia detectives and a few clues from the past to uncover the truth about seven rare varieties that have kept blooming faithfully long after their names were lost. Read more (and find out where to buy the heirloom flowers)  in this week’s Bulbs & Tubers post.

Tuesday

  • With a Stockholm-based designer’s collection of permeable concrete stepping stones, grayscapes turn green in this week’s Pavers post.
  • Every year, every Valentine’s Day we have more choices. See our Bouquet of the Week post is a list of 15 favorite online sources for ordering local flowers that unequivocally say “I love you.”

Wednesday

  • The ancient art of pleaching—weaving together tree branches to form a hedge or covered walkway—is the subject of this week’s Gardening 101 post. (Trust us, you can do it.)
  • In this week’s Outdoor Furniture post, we don’t try to hide our excitement about a new trestle-legged collection from one of our favorite Scandinavian design houses.

Thursday

  • In this week’s Garden Visit, Marie travels to Nutley, New Jersey where Silas Mountsier has a magical garden surrounding the house in which he grew up (and has lived for more than 85 years).

Friday

  • Yes, these are your grandma’s glads. And she knew what she was talking about. With bulbs from Old House Gardens, we tested heirloom varieties of gladiolas for this week’s DIY post.

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