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  • Plants in the pants – NZ smuggling
    by GardenDrum

    Selfish, law-breaking gardening idiots still abound. A New Zealand resident has been caught returning from his original Polish homeland with plants secreted in his underpants.

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  • VIVID 2015 lights up Sydney
    by GardenDrum

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    VIVID, Sydney’s fabulous light festival starts today and runs until 8 June 2015, with over 80 light installations. And it’s all FREE!

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  • RHS 2015 Plant of the Year
    by GardenDrum
    Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'

    Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’

    The RHS has announced that Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Kilimanjaro Sunrise’ is its Plant of the Year for 2015, with Australian-bred Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ winning 3rd place.

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  • USA honey bee colony loss rises
    by Catherine Stewart

    Bees on Angelica flowers. Image GardenDrum.com

    USA – despite a surging national interest in honey bee health, new statistics from the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America show that there was an increase in honey bee colony losses from April 2014 to April 2015, with nationally 42.1% of colonies lost.

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  • Loropetalum bacterial gall spreads in southern USA
    by GardenDrum
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    Bacterial gall on Loropetalum (Photo by Yan Chen, LSU AgCenter)

    A bacterial gall that kills Loropetalum shrubs is spreading through southern USA, carried by rain, irrigation, poor pruning hygiene and infected plant cuttings.

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  • Open Gardens Australia final garden openings
    by GardenDrum
    Cacophony Lodge, Eumundi Photo OGA

    Cacophony Lodge, Eumundi, Qld. Photo OGA

    As Open Gardens Australia winds down its activities ahead of a June 30 closing date, the next 3 weekends in May are your LAST CHANCE TO SEE OPEN GARDENS in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia opening in the final 2014-15 season.

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  • Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery, PA
    by GardenDrum
    Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery PA Photo The Garden Conservancy

    Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery PA Photo The Garden Conservancy

    The historic and spectacular Hortulus Farm Garden and Nursery in Pennsylvania has begun its program of spring-summer openings.

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  • American National Public Gardens Day
    by GardenDrum

    American Public Gardens Day

    USA – visit your local botanical garden or arboretum for National Public Gardens Day on May 8, to celebrate America’s public gardens and all that they contribute to plant stewardship, conservation, research, environmental education and, of course, beautiful green open spaces for you to enjoy.

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  • Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens reopens Fern Gully
    by GardenDrum

    Fern Gully, Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens

    The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is celebrating the re-opening of its beautiful and lush Fern Gully after a five month and half a million dollar upgrade.

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  • Watermelon carves up healthy dessert
    by GardenDrum

    Watermelon Pig carving Copyright National Watermelon Promotion Board

    Feel like pigging out on some watermelon? These fun watermelon carvings are a whole new way to enjoy a fruit that’s got way more goodness than you might think.

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  • Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life at the NYBG
    by GardenDrum

    Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life at the New York Botanical Garden shows the artist’s close connections with plants and botany. From now until November 1, 2015, you can enjoy original works, and a reimagining of Kahlo’s famous garden and studio at Casa Azul.

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  • Melbourne’s tree love letters
    by GardenDrum
    English elm, Ulmus procera, has a more dense crown than Ulmus x hollandica

    English elm. Photo Sandi Pulllman

    Melburnians can send their city trees emails of love and support in a new program by the City of Melbourne. Each city tree has an identification number, so you can email exactly the one you’re pining to give a fig for, even the plane ones, by gum!

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  • RHS Product of the Year 2015
    by GardenDrum

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    The Agralan Potato Pot is the RHS Product of the Year. With a nifty cut away inner pot, you can lift it out to see what’s ready to harvest.

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  • A gardener’s poem for autumn
    by GardenDrum

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    May –

    — and cobwebs obvious with frost. I spend
    these early-closing days
    interring leaves and tidying the year’s
    grey, remnant ends —
    undertaker to a season.
    Seen another way
    I’m digging colour into summer. When
    this compost settles and it’s warm again
    I’ll plant the dahlias here.

    ©Frank McMahon

    [Frank McMahon (1926-2010) was born in South Australia and lived in Canberra from the 1960s. Read more of his poetry at FrankMcMahon.org]

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  • How to start a worm farm – video
    by GardenDrum

    Worm farming in 4 easy steps

    Would you like to have a work farm but aren’t sure how to begin? Here’s a really easy 5 minute video tutorial that shows you how.

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  • Kuekenhof from the air
    by GardenDrum
    Keukenhof Gardens

    Keukenhof Gardens

    If you haven’t been to Keukenhof, the world’s most famous spring bulb flower garden, they’ve just released a new drone fly-through video, so you can see what you need to put on your travel bucket list!

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  • London’s Garden Bridge
    by GardenDrum
    London Garden Bridge Dan Pearson design

    London Garden Bridge Dan Pearson design

    Although the proposed new Garden Bridge in London continues to attract controversy, well-known English garden designer Dan Pearson has revealed his planting plans for the bridge.

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  • Spring bluebell bonanza
    by GardenDrum
    Hole Park, Kent UK. Photo Charlotte Weychan

    Hole Park, Kent UK. Photo Charlotte Weychan

    It’s one of the best bluebell seasons in the UK for many springs, with the milder winter weather encouraging spectacular displays, as seen in this photo by Charlotte Weychan of ‘Hole Park’, one of Kent’s less well-known gardens but one of the UK’s finest for spring bulbs. Learn more about Hole Park at The Galloping Gardener.

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