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Six Square Metres by Margaret Simons  – Book Review by Meldi

Six Square Metres by Margaret Simons – Book Review by Meldi

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Her day job is as the Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. Her personal sanctuary is her vegetable garden in an inner city suburb of Melbourne which comprises six square metres. Reading this book on gardening – which Margaret Simons cautions early on is…

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William Kent and the English idyll – The Quest for Nature

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William Kent English architect, interior designer, painter & landscape architect ‘leaped the fence’ & saw all nature was a garden’ & designed the perfect house

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French Garden Style – Josephine at Château de Malmaison

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Josephine, Empress of France from 1804 for over a decade cultivated her garden style at Chateau Malmaison, playing an important role in the evolution of botany

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Wild Medicine – Healing Plants at New York Botanical Garden

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The NYBG recently opened its annual summer exhibition Wild Medicine: Healing Plants Around The World, an ongoing narrative about the nature of modern society

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Empress Josephine at Château Malmaison – Woman of Influence

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An impressive woman, Josephine (as Napoleon decided she should be known), aided his route to power and had a profound influence on the future of horticulture

A Fascination for Flowers

A Fascination for Flowers

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The fascination for man with flowers has been their incredible ability to adapt when displaced from their original environment to another where they flourish and develop new characteristics to suit the regions in which they find themselves.  Primitive man, as a hunter and gatherer, was fully aware his existence relied…