Wildflower Garden Attracts Pollinators (All Photos By Gail)
A well-designed garden is a sanctuary where you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, connect with nature, and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Whether you have a spacious backyard or a compact urban space, creating your dream garden is an achievable and rewarding endeavor.
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Are you looking to create a space where you can spend time during warm summer evenings? A modern garden might be an ideal addition to your backyard, since it adds form, function, comfort, and beauty to your property.
Whether you want to infuse a modern look and feel or give your existing garden the much-needed TLC, you are in the right place. There are plenty of ways you can create your garden or bring it up-to-date by incorporating the latest trends in the world of gardening, landscaping, and home design. Continue reading How to Design and Create a Modern Garden
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One of my favorite annual traditions that kind of launches the arrival of spring for me is treating myself to the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Even if it’s super cold out, or snowing or whatever, the Metro-north train station ($10 round trip from Grand Central) is directly across the street, and the show is inside the gorgeous End A. Haupt Conservatory building, so you cannot even use bad weather as an excuse to not go, unless you are a total pussy. Because, look at this:
Continue reading Let’s Go: 2023 Orchid Show at The NYBG!
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Known for her lyrical, rhythmic landscapes, Anne Savage (1896 – 1971) was one of several important women artists who were active in Montreal after the First World War. As with the Group of Seven, she shared a romantic vision of the Canadian landscape as a symbol of nationalism, as well as a modernist concern for the formal elements of painting. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Anne Savage, Country Scene
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Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877) often painted the rocky grotto at The Source of the Loue (1854), the river that flows through his native village, Ornan, in the French-Comte region of eastern France. This view is probably one of four he mentioned to the art dealer Jules Luquet in the spring of 1864 when he wrote, “I’ve been to the source of the Loue these last days and made four landscapes [measuring] about 1 meter 40.”
Photographed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.