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How Does Your Garden Show: Garden Memories

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by Kathy Hudson

Each day, early and late,

I sit on a chipped brick step,

the lichen-covered bench or chair,

surprised to be here

in this house, in this city.

FlowerMart 2017 Opens Today in Mount Vernon

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Photo via FlowerMartMd.org

A popular rite of spring in Baltimore gets underway today when FlowerMart 2017 opens in Mount Vernon Place.

Baltimore Business Offers Local Flowers with a Conscience for Valentine’s Day

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Buying flowers is a Valentine’s Day standard, and few gifts make someone feel as admired as a big, vibrant bouquet. A study by Rutgers University researchers in 2005 concluded that flowers have both an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on mood. People who are regularly around flowers demonstrate a higher sense of life enjoyment and satisfaction. They are a fail-safe gift that everyone loves. But have you ever considered the environmental impact of buying flowers?

How Does Your Garden Show: Camp Mont Shenandoah

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Realtors like to talk about curb appeal, how a property “shows” from the curb. On arrival, this garden writer pays not as much attention to the appearance of a house as to its plantings.

Dutch Floral Garden Has Wheels! And That’s Not All…

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catch of the day fish (2)If you’ve ever visited, or ordered flowers from Dutch Floral Garden— you already know that it’s a completely unique floral shop.

Spring Fling at the Cylburn Arboretum

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catch of the day fish (2)It seems that as soon as the snow melts and the sun starts shining, we’re all itching to see those bulbs and buds start popping out of hibernation. And over at the Cylburn Arboretum, they don’t even think we’re being unreasonable! Locally grown flowers in March? The arboretum’s answer: “Of course!” Want to get the skinny on where and how to find local blooms this early in the season? You can learn all about it at their Spring Fling on March 29th. They’ll discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to know about  locally grown flowers and some of the farmers that grow them.

The View from Halcyon Farm: Flowers to Light Up the Winter

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Now that it’s almost December, things around Halcyon Farm really ramp up in preparation for Christmas and all its associated festivities.

One tradition at Halcyon House is to buy narcissus bulbs, also known as paperwhites, in bulk. When they bloom in about four to six weeks, they provide a much needed boost of brightness over the long days of deep winter.

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Planting narcissus bulbs is simple – all you need is a container, and you can use anything from a tea cup to an antique cachepot to a pewter julep cup to a vase. At Ladew Gardens a few years ago, they used flat copper trays and put dozens of bulbs in them. It was fabulous.

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Farming Flowers in Baltimore’s Vacant Lots

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Photo via Hidden Harvest Farm
Photo via Hidden Harvest Farm

There are vacant lots all over Baltimore. Some people have devoted time and effort to planting vegetables in those empty spaces; now, the Baltimore Sun reports, there’s a growing movement to turn other vacant lots into flower farms.

Displays and Gifts Offer All Treat, No Tricks at Dutch Floral Garden

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As Halloween nears and we feel the change of seasons, Dutch Floral Garden in Belvedere Square gets into the spirit with seasonal decor and gifts to get you ready to fall into fall!

Botanical sculpture is an art.  The careful combination of colors, textures and contrasting materials adds visual interest to a centerpiece, entry table, or any large room that beckons a focal point.

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How Does Your Garden Show: Sculpturesque

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DSC05908 At this year’s Celebration of Art benefit for the Cylburn Arboretum Association, sculpture was shown for the first time. Although every one of their floral arrangements at past Cylburn events has been eye-popping, this year Nolley & Fitzpatrick Event Design created a sculptural masterpiece.