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Adieu, Baltimore Messenger

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baltimore-messenger_300x286The Baltimore Messenger ended its print run Thursday, September 29, 2016. For more than three decades The Messenger was a strong community paper.

How Does Your Garden Show: Lookin’ Good at 100!

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Mrs. Pauline Vollmer. Photo by Janet Draper.

Pauline Vollmer, the grande dame of Baltimore horticulture, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Among various festivities in her garden, she celebrated with principals and staff of the renowned Washington, D.C. landscape architecture firm Oehme van Sweden (OvS) A few days later she celebrated with officers and members of the Horticultural Society of Maryland.

The celebration with OvS might also have been considered a celebration of the firm, which pioneered the New American style of gardens. The Vollmer garden, originally designed in the 1960s by the late Wolfgang Oehme, is considered the first residential project of OvS. 

Charleston, We Miss You

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We’re back in Baltimore, where spring is coming into full glory, but Charleston, we miss you.

Sounds, Scents and Shadows in the Garden with Gristmill Landscaping

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Bob Farmer, owner of Gristmill Landscaping, considers more than color, shape and texture when he’s selecting plants for a garden.

Don’t Miss: Greg Otto’s Poster and Calendar Sale, Saturday, Dec. 13

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Greg Otto
2015 Calendar
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Posters
Saturday, December 13
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Gundy’s
739 Deepdene Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
 
Archival prints by appointment

Don’t Miss: Greg Otto’s Poster and Calendar Sale, Saturday, Dec. 13

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2015_Calendar_cover

Greg Otto
2015 Calendar
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Posters
Saturday, December 13
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Gundy’s
739 Deepdene Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
 
Archival prints by appointment

Fall Color in the Garden

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Gardens take on a special look in fall. With leaves falling and plants turning brown, the landscape looks more relaxed.

Shorter days and the end of the blooming season make each flower more appreciated: the final roses, the ubiquitous chrysanthemums, a wild-card zinnia, a dahlia.

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Free State at the Peale: Local Art Exhibit Benefits the New Peale Center

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A $4 million capital campaign is underway to reopen the Peale Museum, the oldest museum building in the United States. The city recently approved a 50-year, $1/year lease agreement with a non-profit, the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, for the 1814 building located on Holliday Street.

Container Envy

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I have container envy. My garden has too many beds and too many weeds right now. Every August I wish I had only containers to tend.

Christmas in July

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I have taken to eating every meal I can out in our garden.  This morning the chairs and benches were too wet, so I sat on a dry brick step at the top of a covered porch.  By lunchtime everything was dry, so I sat in a wooden chair to eat and look around.

With all of the rain this year the oakleaf hydrangeas, planted last year, have taken off.

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