“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

— Greek proverb

10 Fun Things I Found This Week

1. April 26, 2022 is Frederick Law Olmstead’s 200th birthday.   He designed New York City’s Central Park along with Calvert Vaux. Olmstead believed parks and landscapes were essential for health and community. You’ll want to check out the Olmstead Landscapes for the Public Good exhibit.

2. Color Lovers will be amazed by Lucinda Hutson’s purple house and it’s incredible garden.  This garden is packed to the rim with inspiration. Every corner is filled with inspiring color and personality.

3.  If you’re planning to buy a garden hose this season, check out the 5 best garden hoses for 2022. I’m still looking for a hose that won’t kink and doesn’t weigh 50 lbs.

4.  Monty Don is planning a live online event to discuss his garden secrets in his private garden, Longmeadow. The event is scheduled for May 19, 2022 and will be recorded so you don’t have to wake up in the middle of the night to see it.

5.  Gardenista interviewed some of the past students that worked in the gardens at Great Dixter. Their answers will have you quitting your day job to become an intern.
(Side note – Gardenista placed an ad at the top of the article so you need to scroll down on your phone to see the content. Is anyone else totally sick of online ads?)

6.  Incredible! You won’t believe what Shannon Clegg can do with pressed flowers.

7.  Here’s some timely advice on what to do with your potted daffoldils after they bloom.

8.  The Chelsea Garden Show released the 2022 list of sustainable products.

9. If you’re looking for ideas for what to plant in your Woodland garden, check out Le Jardinet.

10.  Check out these incredible flowers made from fried rice paper. They look like peonies. The article includes instructions on how to make them.

Thanks for reading my newsletter. I hope you have a great weekend. If you’re new to this newsletter, you can see previous issues and subscribe by clicking that big green button. I hope you’re able to spend time in the garden.

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