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Crrritic

A master of botanical accuracy

Just in time for local wildflower season (finally), the Burchfield Penney Art Museum is mounting a show of Charles Burchfield’s early botanical drawings. Along with them, they have the models made by another artist, Paul Marchand, who specialized in dioramas and other 3D displays...

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Tunein

Garden Tourism Getting its Due

Richard Benfield is gradually infiltrating this blog, one Ranter at a time. He’s the Central State Connecticut U. geography professor named the world’s leading authority on garden tourism – and that was before his Garden Tourism book was even published.  So naturally he’s been...

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Crrritic

No Thanks to Flaming Autumn

Guest Rant by Jane ScorerI know what is just around the corner… I can guess what I will be reading about, any time soon…the joys of the autumn and winter garden, that’s what. There will be pages about flaming autumn colour, and we will...

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Tunein

My Prairie Plot Thickens

  It would be a stretch to call our reconstituted former hay field a prairie. What we have is a beautiful contrivance—a make-believe prairie. July 1, 2014 Contrary to popular belief, Central Kentucky never had any prairies or savannas. The Inner Bluegrass was a...

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