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The next air plant? Carnivorous plants bloom in popularity

October 13, 2016

The New England Carnivorous Plant Society‘s most successful conference to date and Portland Center Stage’s 2016 “Little Shop of Horrors” aren’t the only signs people are ravenously curious to know more about venus fly traps and other carnivorous plant species.

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Art and the design process

November 24, 2015

From Art to Landscape author W. Gary Smith shows how art informed two gardens by the celebrated designer Conrad Hamerman. I visited Conrad Hamerman, my design teacher from my undergraduate years, to talk about his west Philadelphia garden, which is bordered by a painted wooden fence with angular lines that look like they emerged from […]

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Words to live by: Quotes that inspire practical permaculture

April 30, 2015

Just as permaculture is inspired by natural systems, co-authors Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein hope to inspire you to more sustainable gardening with their book Practical Permaculture. The following quotes are some of the words that inspired them to such practices and to write about it.

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