Jim Charlier

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We spent last week in Israel. We stayed in Tel Aviv. Just a short walk down the boardwalk, along the Mediterranean, is the small area of Jaffa, named …

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On a recent trip to Israel, we stopped in Nazareth for a quick visit to the Church of the Annunciation. Built over the childhood home of Mary, this …

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In the port city of Haifa, Israel, is one of the most amazing gardens I've ever seen. The Shrine of Bab, the second-most holy site in the Baha'i …

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When we were in Israel this past January, our tour guide knew I was interested in plants & gardening. While driving through the Beatitudes, the hills …

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One of my favorite photos. The Lurie Garden. I love the contrast of Piet Oudolf's prairie-style garden, with swaths of purple salvia, against the …

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<i>"Rick Bayless is award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality and has done more than any other culinary star to</i> …

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You'd be hard-pressed to find a classic Italian garden more beautiful than the Giusti Garden in Verona Italy, just a short walk from the city center. …

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Last weekend we went on the trip of a lifetime. Okay, my lifetime. I am a huge Frank Lloyd Wright fan. Somehow that has rubbed off on my daughter …

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For spring break this year we went to Philadelphia, but not before stopping at Longwood Gardens. A trip last May to Pittsburgh, we stopped in to see …

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Phipps Conservancy, in Pittsburgh, was an immense conservatory -- but contemporary, efficient and built for holding events as well as being a …

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Here is the Christmas tree - hung with $5 million of Swarovski crystal ornaments in the Zurich, Switzerland Hauptbahnhof (train station). The …

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This Hamburg garden in the Boston Hills of Buffalo's Southtowns is a treat. Nearly across the street from the Kathy and Mike Shadrack's Smug Creek …

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When in Mexico in February, we visited a garden store in Puerto Vallarta, near the airport. This store was always screaming to our friend Jay who …

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The 2012 issue of <i>Great Backyards</i> magazine is out and it features 95 gardens from around the country, including these four from Garden Walk Buffalo:</b> …

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It started off in Hawaii -- always the start to a good week.<p>Next I was informed that the National Garden Festival, of which I co-founded, and help to …

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Almost nowhere can you find a garden with so much symbology - and nothing more romantic for a Valentines Day post - than the Garden of Love at the …

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Waimea Valley is an historic botanical park with hiking trails, a waterfall swim area, Polynesian historical cultural center, arboretum, botanical …

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On our recent trip to Hawaii, we took time out to visit the Dole Plantation. It's a Dole-centric manufactured tourist destination like you would …

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Took a walk with my daughter over to the Delaware Park Japanese Garden here in Buffalo on Tuesday. Caught the evening light on the forest of cherry …

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Six gardens from Garden Walk Buffalo are featured in the nationally-distributed, June 2013 issue of Backyard Solutions magazine, published byHarris …

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This weekend was working on the Harry Potter Garden, the hellstrip and the heuchera (coral bell) bed. Also did plant shopping, planted up most of the …

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Above is my checkerboard garden. It's under a "horsey" swing – part of the jungle gym/swingset my daughter has well outgrown. When I first put it in, …

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I had the pleasure of being tour guide and host for last Friday's National Garden Festival and AAA/Horizon Club Tours' garden-themed motorcoach tour, …

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You can argue that fact of course. What's beautiful to me may not be to you, but these Rainbow Eucalyptus (<i>Eucalyptus deglupta</i>) have bark that is …

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The Byodo-In Temple is a non-practicing Buddhist temple in a Hawaiian cemetery, built in 1968, and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first …

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Spent last week in Sayulita, Mexico, about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific coast. This was our third trip there to visit friends …

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This great Buffalo area garden takes up a double page spread in this month's <i>Garden Gate</i> magazine. Of course, this is <i>Garden Gate</i>, so they don't …

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The <i>New York Times</i> publishes a list of great home & garden tours that will take place over the summer each spring. Last year, as good as the list was …

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Spring's a buddin'! Finally. I did a walk about with the camera in hand yesterday throughout my entire spread (about 30x120 feet).

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