Fran Sorin

Creating A Cocktail Hour Garden

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Flowers and foliage that are white are especially noticeable as the sun goes down. Written by Guest Contributor, C.L. Fornari “It has been a difficult week. Your boss has been extremely difficult, or your clients self-centered, and your mother/best friend/spouse is clueless about how to support you. Maybe your furnace or A.C. has suddenly quit,[...]

In Honor of Prince: The Jacaranda Tree

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“To my compatriots, I have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld.” – Nelson Mandela When I flew in to Tel Aviv a few weeks ago, I felt[...]

A 21st Century Garden Ethic

Butterflies- Garden Ethics

Written by Benjamin Vogt, Guest Contributor One late summer afternoon I was crawling around on my knees out back, getting a view of the garden’s undercarriage where so much of the real action happens – spiders nabbing prey, beetles walking from stem to stem, ants leaving scent markers to food. On my weary knees I[...]

A French Jewel: Thomas Alexandre’s Garden

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Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’
Les Jardins Agapanthe 76 France

Like a lot of gardeners, I peruse Pinterest and see photos that offer inspirational design ideas and plant combinations. One, a garden bed filled with Allium ‘Globemaster’ surrounded by Buxus sempervirens ‘suffruticosa’ so grabbed my heart recently that I felt the need to learn more about it. The photo was labeled “Les Jardins Agapanthe”. Its creator[...]