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

interview: lost, but not forgotten: plants we once loved, with ken druse (Margaret Roach/A Way to Garden). Read it or listen (1/2 hour audio). On Colorado blue spruces, red buckeye, corkscrew hazelnut (aka Harry Lauder’s walking stick), clematis, green ash, lacebark pine, redbud, rambling rose, hemlock, a few troublesome kousa dogwood varieties … and misplaced optimism.

Insta account: by saison. If you want to look at beautiful desserts, salads, sandwiches, et al.; and if you want to watch them being made, sliced, arranged, and decorated, check out the reels.

photo essay: Chesapeake Native Plants: Road Trip! (Nuts for Natives). A trip to Washington D.C. to visit the U.S. Botanical Garden, the National Cathedral’s Olmstead Woods, and Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens/Rock Creek Park. Also lists a few nurseries in the area.

funny essay: How to Tell Your Child About the Aliens (Bess Kalb/The Grudge Report). I don’t have kids and I loved both the parent and child roles. “He shouldn’t be scared of aliens — he should be scared that he was born in a city with a ‘fire season’ where he couldn’t go outside for two months a year without having to go on a nebulizer. … Ok. Just be cool and go with it. Handle it breezily.”

images/art: Madalina Andronic. Andronic is a Romanian illustrator based in Italy and her art is magical splashes of colours and palpable shapes.

© Liana Finck

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