Here are some interesting articles that I have found lately:
The Buffalo News reports on Garden Walk Buffalo (New York), which is taking place this weekend. The city-wide tour of 372 home gardens is the largest in the nation and expects to draw 50,000 to 55,000 walkers/visitors. In its 17th year (always the last full weekend in July), it’s estimated that the event will bring $3.4 million to the local economy. (Buffalo, by the way, has highs in the low to mid 80s this weekend.)
The International Herald Tribune has an article, “Enjoy Park Greenery, City Says, but Not as Salad,” about New York park officials’ varying responses to urban foragers.
In the Los Angeles Times garden blog, Emily Green tells what happened when she sowed 1 lb. of wild sunflower seeds in her 4,000 sq. ft. garden. (It “smells like a pan of freshly baked cookies.”)
Monet’s garden at Giverny has a new head gardener, Englishman James Priest, reports the New York Times in this article.
The New York Times also reports on Dr. Munshi-Smith and his team’s study of “urban evolution” in Manhattan’s Highland Park.
Mark Derr (again the New York Times) writes about how he speared an exotic (poisonous) toad to protect his dog and ended up restoring balance to the ecosystem of his pond and yard in “I Killed the Bufo”.
In The Telegraph, Tom Stuart-Smith, wrote about the role of influence and memory in garden design.
This was published in February, but seems more appropriate for the last two weeks’ hot weather: Stephen Orr wrote in the Wall Street Journal about Christy Ten Eyck’s small Texas garden that’s “light on the land” from the use of Texas native plants.