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Summer Garden from St. Petersburg

Summer Garden in St. Petersburg was founded in 1704 by order of Tsar Peter the Great who also was personally involved in its plan. Strict geometrical principles are specific to the Dutch baroque style, paths are symmetrical, the trees have perfect shapes, the wells are important focal points. The plan originally belongs to Leblon. In […]

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Infographic: 9 Wonderful Benefits of Gardening

Nature has its way of rewarding us if we are kind enough to take care of it. It’s one thing to go ahead and plant seeds, it’s another entirely different thing to remain committed to taking care of the plants to maturity. People often take it for granted, that feeling you get from gardening. Some wonder […]

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  • Updated August 7, 2017
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The Proper English Garden

Open vistas, enclosed spaces. Brick walls, curly vines. A successful English garden will delight the senses, offering fragrant, colorful flowers, but with some sense of order. Unlike Japanese gardens that are defined and refined, English gardens are loose, open and naturalistic, says Heather Sherwood, senior horticulturist for the English Walled Garden at the Chicago Botanic […]

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  • Updated August 9, 2017
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