If it isn't already on your radar for the trip you will inevitably take to my fair city, Portland, OR. (enough about theirs), do not choose between this and fill-i
Plants and Design
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It's a candyland of yellow, purple, red, blue and silver foliage at one of Portland's oldest and botanically best private gardens.
The campaign promises are over; now to deliver the sublime, as we throw open the gates of a private Portland garden on the headiest day of American democracy we are ever likely to know.
Among the Jeff Koons works now on view at Versaille is a whacko floral fantasy that could have sprung whole from the head of Louis XIV.
Imagine corporate logos spelled out in the flowers on the sides of America's highways and you'll understand why Lady Bird Johnson would roll in her grave.
If you're heading to London this fall, here's the latest reason among many century-old ones to visit Kew Gardens. A few months ago, this Royal Botanic Garden jewel opened its Rhizotron & Xtrata Treetop Walkway
"A pool is a like a pyramid," writes Bill Lowe, "balanced on its tip. It wants to fall over and become a pond." His recent e-mail continues, "You work all the time to keep it clean, clear and blue. I quit trying."