Add instant interest by going big, with leaves

THERE’S AN old story, no doubt apocryphal but grounded in truth, about an English designer who was asked by a dissatisfied gardener to diagnose what was wrong with her place. The designer looked around, then down his nose, and declared to the hand-wringing gardener, “The problem is, dear lady, that all your leaves are the…
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This global garden, with many accents, suits its site

AS YOU PASS a palm tree on the dry slope leading up to the front door of Tory Galloway’s stucco house you might think you’re in the California desert. Round the corner of the veranda and change continents. Now you’re gazing down on a valley of eucalyptus groves and semi-exotic-looking plants. You’d never guess you’re…
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Flight Pictures

Wilbur and Orville Wright launched a century of aviation when their plane, the Wright Flyer I, took flight on Dec. 17, 1903.(Wright State University Archives) Harriet Quimby was the first licensed female pilot in the United States, earning her certification in 1911. (Warren M. Bodie Collection) One of the most advanced aircraft of World War…
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What is a Nor’easter?

Don’t like the weather? If you’re in the U.S., simply migrate a state or two away and you’ll find yourself in an entirely different weather system. The West Coast has torrential rains. The Midwest has blizzards. And the Southern Plains have tornadoes. But the East Coast sometimes receives all three — in the form a…
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10 Completely False ‘Facts’ Everyone Knows

Completely False ‘Facts’ Everyone Knows This may not have hit your radar when it happened, and even if it did, you might not have given it a second thought. But we did, my friend, we did. In 2005, the Spitzer Space Telescope (launched in 2003) beamed back conclusive proof that the Milky Way isn’t the…
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