Tag Archives: France

In the Garden, Spring Finally Arrives

In France, as across much of North America, spring has finally sprung. And Mike Alexander is ready as the ‘Saint of Frost’ gives way to seasonal bloom.

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Dandelion | Harbinger of Spring

Our man in Europe, horticulturist Mike Alexander, on the season of the dandelion, the bane of gardeners everywhere.

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Bordeaux, France | A Living History

GV’s European correspondent, Mike Alexander, gives a quick primer on the living—and growing—heritage of the French city known as La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty)

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Photo | The Gardens at a Historic French Architectural Treasure

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Winter Blooms on France’s Route of Gold

While much of France is still stuck in late-Winter’s chill, the almost year-round sunshine of the Cote d’Azur offers ample opportunities to explore ‘La Route des Mimosas,’ a “trail” spanning eight villages centered around the beautiful golden mimosa tree.

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Photo | A Parisian Luxury Hotel Garden and Dining Patio

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Majorelle Gardens | The Exotic Park That Inspired Yves Saint Laurent

Majorelle Gardens, the luxuriant, 12-acre cobalt-blue-splashed garden of earthly delights just outside the Marrakech home of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent, inspired the designer with a blur of French and Moroccan sensibilities. GV’s European correspondent Mike Alexander takes us on … Continue reading

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