Category Archives: Gardens

Flower Lovers Are Welcome To Browse In This Secret Dayton Garden

After months of trying to see it, I was finally there. And then it started raining. The unrelenting downpours looked as if they would go on forever, but we decided to wait it out. Finally, the rain stopped. We approached … Continue reading

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“The Kinds Of Dirt Are Three”

“The Brain will look that up. Kathy, that’s you.” Perfect to borrow whenever the need arises, this statement was what an enthusiastic volunteer named Hallie said to her fellow docent at a fabulous find I made recently. Let me tell … Continue reading

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No Children? No Problem! You Should Still See Franklin Park’s Franklinias!

Here’s one of my trend-tracking discoveries for you: Nature deficit disorder. This unfortunate phenomenon has developed as electronic devices have lured children and adults into spending less time outdoors, making us alienated from the natural world. To help combat nature … Continue reading

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Apple Orchard, Samuel Yellin Ironwork, Pewabic Tile, Breakfast Room Planting, English Garden: Check!

The Columbus Museum of Art membership card that recently found a home in my wallet has become as vital as its neighboring driver’s license and credit card. Affording reciprocal membership privileges to more than 1,000 museums in North America, it … Continue reading

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Here’s A Saucy Take On Decorating An Edenic Home

With an entrance that resembles a medieval castle with crenellations, an overlook providing panoramic views of the Ohio River, and a gracefully curving roadway that produces attractive vistas at every turn, Cincinnati’s Eden Park is appropriately named. The “Garden of … Continue reading

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“Crowded” Doesn’t Begin To Describe This 15-Hour New York City Day

Did you notice? Last December, there were no descriptions of the holiday window decorations at Tiffany’s and Bergdorf Goodman. No tales of commuter train travels to farther-afield destinations with Presidential connections. No accounts of must-see museum exhibitions. No mouth-watering descriptions … Continue reading

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Rake Up A Great Time At Dawes Arboretum’s Fall Festival

We still may be waiting for the leaves to reach their peak color this fall, but The Dawes Arboretum’s celebration of the harvest season was so glorious that it should have been my family’s annual tradition to attend long before … Continue reading

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