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Peonies In The Hidden City Garden

In this post, our colleague, Dutch landscape designer, Harry Pierik, shares artistic photos and talks about peonies from his personal garden, The Hidden City Garden. While the vanes of the dove tree, Davidia involucrata, are swaying on the branches in my Hidden City Garden, the first botanical peonies are starting to flourish. Peonies are perennials of[...]

Spruce Street Harbor Pop-Up Garden

A Creative Urban Pop-Up Park That Is Making A Difference

When a few of the Drexel students working with me at Lombard Center Community Garden told me that I needed to check out the latest in Philadelphia’s Pop-Up gardens down at the waterfront, I knew it was a ‘must see’.   Although it’s described as a ‘summer pop-up park complete with a boardwalk, urban beach,[...]

Le Carrousel

Bryant Park: Paris In Mid-Town Manhattan

I took an early train from Philly to Manhattan on Saturday to attend a dear friend’s family reunion that was taking place on a boat on the Hudson River. It was a thrill for me to see him with generations of his family that had traveled from throughout the U.S  and beyond to get together[...]



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