LINK FEST: 23 MAY 2023

Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.

photo essay: Hillside: Be Here Now (Dig Delve). “…it is a small torture to leave in this week that sits so very definitely between spring and summer. A time marked in our landscape by lanes narrowed with cow parsley and creamy clouds of hawthorn stepping through the woods and marching down the hedgerows.” 

essay: Dreaming of sidewalk gardens and pocket prairies (Laura Fenton/Living Small). Shanti Nagel, founder of Design Wild, gives some good suggestions for “cultivating beauty and habitat in unexpected places”: Every bit counts; start with soil; plant native-ish; grown caterpillar food; right plant in the right place; design with layers; focus on perennials; etc. Includes short plant lists.

photo essay: chateau porn (Sophie Heawood/The Sophist). Houses currently for sale: French chateau near the Loire Valley for £500k; House with teddy bear, Hackney, London, £1.45m; Six-bedroomed house in Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, £1.15m; Zorba’s house in Kardamyli, Peloponnese, Greece, 275k Euros (about £250k); and the best, Two bedroom flat in a communal manor house in Yorkshire, £290k.

26-second newsreel clip: Tobacco Tabby (UCLA/Hearst Metrotone News ). January 1956.

another photo essay: Plant for Pollinators This Spring (Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens). Includes list of some native Maine pollinator-friendly plants that bloom in May/June.

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