Monthly Archives: November 2015

Where Fooling the Eye is a Community Endeavour

This week’s post is a bit later than usual because I got side-tracked by one of those questions that it’s best not to ask oneself while trying to get on the subway during rush hour.  ‘What makes us human?’  You … Continue reading

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From One Horticultural Extreme to the Other

How far are you willing to go to visit a garden?  It’s a question that comes up whenever I’m planning a trip.  After Lake Maggiore the obvious next place to visit was Lake Como, a fairly short drive to the east. … Continue reading

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One Man’s Dream Garden

‘A garden doesn’t need to be big, but it should be the realization of one’s dream.’  So said the man who created the gardens of Villa Taranto on Lake Maggiore. My plan was to visit that garden the day after touring … Continue reading

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The Mother Island

It’s a short ferry ride from Isola Bella to Isola Madre.  It hasn’t always been called the Mother Island.  Neither for that matter has Isola Bella (last week’s post) always been called the ‘Beautiful Island’ .  Before the count with his lovely … Continue reading

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