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Interview Series: Cox Arboretum

Cox Arboretum Cox Arboretum is a private arboretum created by Tom and Evelyn Cox with over 4,000 living specimens, many of which are critically endangered.  In addition to the beautiful plants, particularly conifers, it is a unique and diverse habitat with natural streams, lake, spring and stream fed pond, and…
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Interview Series: Merrilily Gardens

Merrilily Gardens Merrilily Gardens, in Woodstock, is a live-plant nursery specializing in hybrid daylilies and perennials.  They sell 250 different varieties to customers as far away as California, but most of their customers come to the garden and dig them up to take home.  June is the best time to…
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Edible Landscaping

During a vacation in France last year I had an awakening of sorts in terms of my philosophy on garden design and plant selection.  A number of the gardens and public parks that we visited incorporated vegetables like Swiss chard and kale in with annual flower plantings.  As an avid…
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