Small plots can become great gardens

On the Home Front

March 31, 1996|By Elizabeth Large

Right now your yard probably looks more like a vacant lot than a pleasure garden. Enter Kathryn Cole, who specializes in natural garden designs and unusual container gardens for those with limited space. Her new business is called Viridarium, which means "pleasure garden" in Latin.

Ms. Cole has been in the plant business for 10 years, including studying under European garden designer John Brookes in France. She was manager of the greenhouse, herbs and bedding plants at Garland's Garden Center and now works as senior gardener at the Baltimore Zoo. For more information, call (410) 744-0681.

Tube gardening

If you haven't discovered Home & Garden Television yet, now's the time. The cable channel has a series of seasonal specials in its lineup on home improvement and outdoor projects. "Get Ready for Spring" started this month on Sundays at 9 p.m. "Homewatch: Outdoor Safety" (April 12 at 10 p.m., April 13 at 1 a.m., and April 14 at 5 p.m.) is a one-hour special on warm-weather hazards. And "Green Living," in honor of Earth Day on April 22, will have a variety of HGTV hosts with advice on making your home and garden environmentally friendly.

Soup's up at Winterthur

Forget the Campbell Soup Kids and Andy Warhol's soup NTC cans. The Campbell's Collection just acquired by Winterthur is one of the most historically significant gifts ever made to the decorative arts museum. The soup tureens and other soup-related items, many of them made for European royalty, are nothing short of magnificent.

Winterthur will have a preview of the collection in late May. Among the items shown will be a rare pair of Chelsea porcelain rabbit tureens (circa 1755) and a solid silver tureen and stand made in 1866 by a Danish royal goldsmith.

Call (302) 888-4600 for exhibit dates and directions to the Delaware museum.

On the Home Front welcomes interesting tidbits of home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Elizabeth Large, On the Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Or fax to (410) 783-2519.

Pub Date: 3/31/96

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