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Gardens Worth a Visit / Transplanted Northern Gardener

Kitsch, nostalgia and a little horticulture on the side: A trip to Everglades Wonder Gardens

Sometimes it’s best to take your critic’s glasses off and just enjoy something for what it is. Actually, most of the time it’s best to, I would say. It just makes life more enjoyable — and easier. This week I had the chance to check out a flashback to a simpler time and a celebration … Continue reading


Lily-licious. It’s lily time, everyone! Fill the holes in your perennial border with these floral lollipops

Several years ago, I focused my July Obsessions column in Northern Gardener magazine on the divine east-metro gardener Michelle Mero Riedel and her love of lilies. She opened me up to the splendor of the flower that I had previously viewed as maybe a bit to0 futzy for my personal garden taste. Now I am hooked. … Continue reading