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By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | December 23, 2007
We're visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this month. Any suggestions on things to see and do? What about weather? Here are a few ideas if the beach gets too boring: Visit the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (vallartabotanicalgar densac.org), located about 12 miles south of town, and stroll among 20 acres of more than 3,000 species of plants. It's open Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. Or see the zoo, Zoologico de Vallarta (zoologicodevallarta.com), with more than 350 inhabitants.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2010
It is a tragedy of botanical proportions. A giant agave basks in the warmth of Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, its spike of flower buds shooting through the roof and toward the sky. The cactus, a resident of the conservatory for decades, is known as the Century Plant for its long life. But a recent frost claimed its yellow petals before they could open, and now the agave will die without doing what it does just once during its time here on earth: bloom . "I called the director of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden," said Kate Blom, the conservatory greenhouse manager.
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By Carol McCabe and Carol McCabe,PROVIDENCE JOURNAL Knight-Ridder/Tribune | January 7, 1996
For the next couple of months, gardens hereabouts will offer few pleasures except the satisfaction of knowing that if the roses are gone, so are the aphids. Thanks to sympathetic publishing houses, good books are arriving to get us through the sere.The best of these carry few instructions for double digging, soil testing or gazebo building. These are garden books to read for pleasure -- garden lit, if you will.My favorite is "The Transplanted Gardener: An American in England Looks at Hedges, Ha-Ha's, History, and More," by Charles Elliott (Lyons & Burford, $22.95)
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By San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News | December 23, 2007
We're visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this month. Any suggestions on things to see and do? What about weather? Here are a few ideas if the beach gets too boring: Visit the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (vallartabotanicalgar densac.org), located about 12 miles south of town, and stroll among 20 acres of more than 3,000 species of plants. It's open Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. Or see the zoo, Zoologico de Vallarta (zoologicodevallarta.com), with more than 350 inhabitants.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2002
For half their married life - and they were married 59 years - the Jeffersons dreamed of building an arboretum around their Mount Airy home. They visited examples across the country. They traveled to national conventions. They even incorporated a nonprofit group to run the envisioned groves and gardens. But the groves and gardens remained just that: envisioned. Three years ago, Pearl Holland Jefferson suggested to her husband that they ought to get a move on. Two years ago, at age 85, she died.
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By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2002
For half their married life - and they were married 59 years - the Jeffersons dreamed of building an arboretum around their Mount Airy home. They visited examples across the country. They traveled to national conventions. They even incorporated a nonprofit group to run the envisioned groves and gardens. But the groves and gardens remained just that: envisioned. Three years ago, Pearl Holland Jefferson suggested to her husband that they ought to get a move on. Two years ago, at age 85, she died.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,SUN STAFF | June 1, 1997
Reservoir bloomsEarly this century Reservoir Hill was the home of some of Baltimore's finest gardens. Now with the rejuvenation of the neighborhood, many of the gardens are in full bloom again. Fourteen of them will be open for a tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday. Tickets for "Secret Gardens Revealed," sponsored by the Bolton Park Neighbors Association and Historic Mount Royal Terrace, are $5. They can be bought the day of the event at 719 Reservoir St. For more information, call 410-383-8535.
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By Mike Klingaman | September 13, 1990
As a red-blooded American gardener, it worries me that Iraq should control the world's foremost horticultural shrine: the legendary hanging gardens of Babylon.One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the fabled hanging gardens once flourished on a fertile plain 55 miles south of Baghdad, in central Iraq. Exotic plants and trees were said to have thrived in the terraced roof gardens, which reportedly covered several acres and were built on 75-foot stone arches overlooking the Euphrates River.
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By Tom Belden and Tom Belden,Knight-Ridder News Service | May 19, 1991
Mere mention of this squeaky-clean All-American town brings to mind two of the great basics of family entertainment: candy and a first-rate amusement park.Those lures are reason enough to spend a day or a weekend in Hershey. But if you don't have kids, want to leave them at home or with a hotel baby-sitting service, or would just like to divide your time between family and adult activities, you may be pleasantly surprised at the fun that grown-ups can have in Hershey -- without ever going near Chocolate World or Hersheypark.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 27, 1998
NORFOLK, Va. -- Holly Cruser's heart flutters when she spies a butterfly, especially if it's feasting on the sweet nectar of a blossom."A swallowtail can work one buddleia panicle a day," says Cruser, referring to the flower clusters of the plant commonly called the butterfly bush.Talking with visitors about the recent opening of the new 2-acre Bristow Butterfly Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden, Cruser leaves the group to walk over to where she can get a better look at a butterfly she can't readily identify.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,sun reporter | March 17, 2007
Anne Arundel County will seek to turn the former Naval Academy Dairy Farm into a park that maintains an organic farm and adds community gardens, a botanical garden and education programs, County Executive John R. Leopold announced yesterday. He plans to submit a bid to the Navy by its deadline Monday for a long-term lease of the Gambrills site, which until this week was where the state had hoped to build an equestrian park. The Maryland Horse Industry Board abandoned its effort in the face of local opposition, particularly Leopold's.
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July 16, 2006
NEW YORK What's being billed as the first major exhibit in New York City of Dale Chihuly's colorful glass sculptures is on view at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. THE RUBY SLIPPERS, MADONNA'S BRA, AND EINSTEIN'S BRAIN: THE LOCATIONS OF AMERICA'S POP CULTURE ARTIFACTS Santa Monica Press / $16.95 Some people are just suckers for the kind of material that fills the pages of this quirky and entertaining guide. It is full of curiosities of the historical, criminal, musical, sporty and other kind.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2004
The people who run one of Baltimore's biggest glass houses did not throw stones yesterday - they threw a party. Reviving a tradition, the recently renovated Baltimore Conservatory and Botanic Gardens held its first holiday open house in three years, with a thousand poinsettias creating an especially festive look. The 1888 Victorian glass palace in Druid Hill Park, a civic architectural gem that had fallen on hard times, reopened this fall after an extended upgrade and expansion. Elizabeth Hopkins, the board president of the association that helps run the conservatory for the city's Department of Recreation and Parks, said reviving the open house was the beginning of an effort to reintroduce the glass house to new generations of city dwellers.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2004
The long-languishing and often-overlooked Baltimore Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in Druid Hill Park is blossoming again after a major overhaul that took four years and cost $5 million. The imposing Victorian glass palace, closed for repairs since 2000, received truckloads of tropical plants, flowers and palm trees this week to fill its four main display rooms. Renovations of the soaring five-story space, which contains 1.5 acres of indoor gardens surrounded by walls of glass windows, was funded with money from a city bond issue and the state's Program Open Space.
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By Denise Drake and By Denise Drake,Knight Ridder / Tribune | September 8, 2002
Walking through the orchid wing at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Gaylene and Jim Barstow were overwhelmed by the mass of rare tropicals. Blooming from the sides of rocks, hanging baskets and mossy corners were more than 200 varieties of orchids. "This place is really incredible," said Gaylene Barstow, 51, of Lincoln, Neb. "I've never seen so many orchids at one time." One of the oldest botanic gardens in America, the Botanic Garden prides itself on its collection of rare and endangered species.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2002
For half their married life - and they were married 59 years - the Jeffersons dreamed of building an arboretum around their Mount Airy home. They visited examples across the country. They traveled to national conventions. They even incorporated a nonprofit group to run the envisioned groves and gardens. But the groves and gardens remained just that: envisioned. Three years ago, Pearl Holland Jefferson suggested to her husband that they ought to get a move on. Two years ago, at age 85, she died.
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July 16, 2006
NEW YORK What's being billed as the first major exhibit in New York City of Dale Chihuly's colorful glass sculptures is on view at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. THE RUBY SLIPPERS, MADONNA'S BRA, AND EINSTEIN'S BRAIN: THE LOCATIONS OF AMERICA'S POP CULTURE ARTIFACTS Santa Monica Press / $16.95 Some people are just suckers for the kind of material that fills the pages of this quirky and entertaining guide. It is full of curiosities of the historical, criminal, musical, sporty and other kind.
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By Glenn Collins and Glenn Collins,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 21, 2002
NEW YORK - Say that there happens to be this internationally famous campus in the city about which most New Yorkers are clueless. That it attracts doctoral students from all over the world, that it sends out scientists on exploratory missions across the planet and helps anchor global research on genomics, conservation and endangered species. And say that it happens to be in the Bronx. And that it's about to get a new $100 million state-of-the-art focal point to house one of the world's greatest collections of its kind.
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By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS and JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2002
For half their married life - and they were married 59 years - the Jeffersons dreamed of building an arboretum around their Mount Airy home. They visited examples across the country. They traveled to national conventions. They even incorporated a nonprofit group to run the envisioned groves and gardens. But the groves and gardens remained just that: envisioned. Three years ago, Pearl Holland Jefferson suggested to her husband that they ought to get a move on. Two years ago, at age 85, she died.
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By Glenn Collins and Glenn Collins,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 21, 2002
NEW YORK - Say that there happens to be this internationally famous campus in the city about which most New Yorkers are clueless. That it attracts doctoral students from all over the world, that it sends out scientists on exploratory missions across the planet and helps anchor global research on genomics, conservation and endangered species. And say that it happens to be in the Bronx. And that it's about to get a new $100 million state-of-the-art focal point to house one of the world's greatest collections of its kind.
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