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How to grow fuchsia
If you are wondering who is eating all the berries of your fuchsia bush, it’s me. I can’t tell you how much joy I get from wandering around my neighbourhood plucking from front garden bushes the juiciest of dripping fruit – it tastes somewhere between a kiwi, blueberry and strawberry, with a touch of pepper. If it’s too peppery, you are picking too soon – the berries really do need to be bursting.

While flowers are ephemeral, foliage can last all season
I recently read an article on designing with foliage in the garden by local author Christina Salwitz. She has written two books: “Fine Foliage” and “Gardening with Foliage First” — and I highly recommend reading both of them.

Flowers Become an Unlikely Means to Discuss Identity and Politics
As grass grazed my ankles and a river came into view, I thought, “How can you improve upon this?” I was entering Wave Hill, a 26-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx, to see Figuring the Floral, a group show featuring artists who make portraits, abstract paintings, and sculptures out of flowers, or incorporate flowers into their portraits. Why add flowers, I wondered, to an already bucolic manmade garden?

How to Cook a Meal (Almost) Entirely Out of Flowers
How do you create a flower-centric restaurant that doesn’t feel like a bridal shower? If you’re Alessandra and Mario De Benedetti, you ask your good friend, the artist and writer Leanne Shapton, to paint your walls with a geometric watercolor mural, and you ask Elizabeth Roberts, the architect known for her light-filled, thoughtfully reworked Brooklyn brownstones, to design the rest. The result is a high-ceilinged oasis on 28th Street in Manhattan, a stone’s throw from the flower district, bedecked in pale wood and Patricia Urquiola chairs imported from Italy. The space, Il Fiorista, which opened yesterday, doesn’t so much look like a bouquet of flowers — rather, it offers the calming, rapturous effect of smelling one.

We learnt how to cook with edible plants and flowers in Abergavenny, Wales
Head to the sleepy town of Abergavenny in Wales and you'll be surrounded by nothing but green, rolling hills, dog-walkers and the faint outlines of the Brecon Beacons – and this is what makes it the perfect setting for an edible flower cooking course.

Photographer captures squirrel smelling flowers in adorable snaps
A photographer in Vienna, Austria, captured the moment a small ground squirrel stopped to smell the flowers — in order, evidently, to find out which one would taste the best.

Seven colourful options for bulbs
Summer’s on its way out, which means it’s time to start planting your new spring bulbs – and why not turn over a new leaf and try something different? Bulb specialists and other outlets have a host of options to create a riot of colour in spring, or you could opt for some more unusual eye-catching varieties.

10 Flowers You Can Only Find in Japan
Japan is one of the most intriguing places on Earth. Its culture is so widely different from anything we know of here in the United States. It's a technological hub, making strides in robotics and science. Its cities are industrial marvels with ingenious ways to save space on the crowded islands. However, all of the man-made accomplishments aside, it's also one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Peony scientist breaks new ground for cut flowers
One of the world's most popular flowers—the peony—can now be grown in hot climates, following a discovery that could disrupt the multi-billion dollar global cut flower industry. University of the Sunshine Coast Science graduate Krista Bogiatzis has found a way of replicating perfect winter conditions to allow peonies to bloom in Queensland, Australia, where subtropical temperatures have caused many previous attempts to fail.

Hordes of Instagrammers are killing California’s flowers
This year’s phenomenal California super bloom was so vibrant with color, you could see it from outer space. And that’s just where you might have to be to get your eyeballs on the yellow-and-white splendor of Sacramento hot spot Daffodil Hill. In July, the owners of the bucolic rural tourist attraction and Instagrammer magnet announced that it would close indefinitely.

Ellie Goulding shared her wedding flowers with fans – and it meant so much
Singer Ellie Goulding's wedding was filled with flowers. They were everywhere from the front of the blue VW camper she arrived in, to the entrance to York Minster, which was surrounded by a beautiful floral arch reminiscent of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decorations at Windsor Castle in 2018. The mostly white flowers Ellie and her new husband Caspar Jopling chose were both tasteful and stunning, so it makes sense that they didn't want to see them go to waste.

Crochet artist leaves flowers around town 'to make people smile'
A woman who crochets flowers and leaves them in public places with positive messages attached said she does it to make the world a more positive and happy place.

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