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Paris Podcasts: The Best Frenchie Fixes

Between books and blogs and articles and films, Francophiles have no shortage of ways to get their Frenchie fixes. But, sometimes there’s nothing …



Before tossing coffee grounds in the garbage, think twice. High in nitrogen, they can have a second life as a natural fertilizer and pest deterrent and are ideal for use in growing tomatoes. Non-coffee drinkers can also fertilize with grounds, because many coffee shops give away used grounds for …


London’s Chelsea Flower Show in Pictures

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London’s Chelsea Flower Show in Pictures


Chelsea Flower Show 2016: the show gardens in pictures

Reliving the Golden Age of Train Travel in Southern Africa

For a delightfully old-fashioned and unconventional way to experience Africa, hop aboard a luxury train<p>Mahogany paneling, fine brass fixtures and a doting butler are perks you might expect from a luxury hotel. I found them all in my cabin on Rovos Rail, the train I rode across 1,300 miles of …

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French châteaux: 10 princely stays at affordable prices

A château holiday needn’t cost a king’s ransom. These 10 sumptuous castles-turned-hotels across France won’t break the bank<p><b>Château de la Côte</b><b>, nr Périgueux, Dordogne</b><p>This spectacular 15th-century château has been owned and run by the same family since the last century. Travel past golden sunflower …


Grow and prune fig trees | Sustainable Gardening Australia

<b>Ficus carica</b><p>The fabulously delicious fig – known to the Egyptians as the “Tree of Life” – is a wonderful addition to most backyards (and kitchens). A …


The "Chic Shed" Is the Next Big Thing in Backyard Escapes

If you thought "she-sheds" were cool, wait until you see this woman's space.<p>Last year, the "she-shed" emerged as the female answer to the man cave. Now there's a sophisticated new crop of <i>chic</i> sheds — sunlight-drenched spaces nestled in equally inviting backyard gardens. Here, one lucky owner …

Around the World in 50 Amazing Gardens

From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.<p>From Austria to New Zealand, the globe is full of beautiful blooms and unique landscaping styles.

Garden Travel: An Insider’s 9 Favorite English Gardens to Visit

Our UK correspondent Kendra Wilson has a collector’s eye for gardens. Crisscrossing the country with camera in hand, she visits English gardens both …

Field Guide: Carrots

<i>Carrots:</i> “The Honey Underground”<p>Carrots began, like so many vegetables, in the wild. Earlier cultures used the leaves and seeds as medicine. Through …

Tools of the Trade: Copper Garden Tools from Grafa

We’re coveting a new collection of sturdy copper gardening tools that are becoming staples in many of our favorite garden shops (as well as at this …