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How Does Your Garden Show? With Conservatory Families

0 Written by: | Friday, Oct 14, 2016 1:08pm

Last Saturday, The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens of Baltimore was, as ever, full of well-maintained plantings inside and out. It was also full of families, two in particular: the Rawlings family and the Silber family.   

SRB at Rawlings Conservatory

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How Does Your Garden Show: Camp Mont Shenandoah

0 Written by: | Monday, Sep 12, 2016 12:30pm


Realtors like to talk about curb appeal, how a property “shows” from the curb. On arrival, this garden writer pays not as much attention to the appearance of a house as to its plantings. Read More →

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How Does Your Garden Show: Lookin’ Good at 100!

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 2:01pm

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Mrs. Pauline Vollmer. Photo by Janet Draper.

Pauline Vollmer, the grande dame of Baltimore horticulture, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Among various festivities in her garden, she celebrated with principals and staff of the renowned Washington, D.C. landscape architecture firm Oehme van Sweden (OvS) A few days later she celebrated with officers and members of the Horticultural Society of Maryland.

The celebration with OvS might also have been considered a celebration of the firm, which pioneered the New American style of gardens. The Vollmer garden, originally designed in the 1960s by the late Wolfgang Oehme, is considered the first residential project of OvS. 

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How Does Your Garden Show? A Roland Park Surprise

2 Written by: | Friday, May 20, 2016 11:00am



On a recent Sunday, I attended the 100th birthday celebration of a house on Elmwood Road in Roland Park. Although I’d been to the house before, I had not been there during the daytime since childhood. Read More →

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How Does Your Garden Show: “Seeds, Steeds, and Beautiful Weeds” at Ladew Topiary Gardens

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 08, 2016 2:00pm


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 4.27.23 PMEven on a stormy spring day and before the wildflower meadow at Ladew Topiary Gardens emerges, it’s alive with stunning flowers and wildlife. Read More →

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Where the Wild Things Grow – Spring Flower Show at the Rawlings Conservatory

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 25, 2016 11:00am

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The H.P. Rawlings Conservatory’s annual spring flower display runs March 19 – April 3, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).

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Dreaming of Spring

6 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 1:00pm


On a cold February morning, the temperature says winter, but the light says spring. The brightness brings daydreams; in my mind’s eye I see new blooms. Read More →

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Sounds, Scents and Shadows in the Garden with Gristmill Landscaping

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:30pm


Bob Farmer, owner of Gristmill Landscaping, considers more than color, shape and texture when he’s selecting plants for a garden. Read More →

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Fall Color in the Garden

3 Written by: | Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2:00pm

Gardens take on a special look in fall. With leaves falling and plants turning brown, the landscape looks more relaxed.

Shorter days and the end of the blooming season make each flower more appreciated: the final roses, the ubiquitous chrysanthemums, a wild-card zinnia, a dahlia.


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Container Envy

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 12:17pm


I have container envy. My garden has too many beds and too many weeds right now. Every August I wish I had only containers to tend.

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