Tag Archives: France

Vitamin C May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Says

French scientists say eating fruits rich in Vitamin C could help reduce the risk of hemorrhagic stroke or bleeding in the brain.

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Blackbirds in the Garden | Birds of a Feather

Blackbirds, often found in yards and gardens across North America, are just as common in Europe. Our French garden exert Mike Alexander gives a little background on the feathered musicians.

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Taking a Walk Through a Historic French Garden

In Dordogne, a bucolic region in southwestern France known for foie gras, truffles and some of Europe’s oldest settlements, correspondent Mike Alexander introduces readers to a beautiful private garden that has been passionately tended by the same family over five … Continue reading

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War of the Irises | Gardener Versus the Postman

Our European correspondent Mike Alexander tells of his ongoing battle with a local carrier for the French postal service.

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How to Beat a Strawberry Tree

GV’s eyes and ears in Europe, Mike Alexander, introduces readers to an underused drought tolerant shrub (or small tree, if you prefer).

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Mums the Word | To Live and Die With Chrysanthemums

The North American staples used to liven up fading fall gardens with pops of color, have a different role across the pond, as Garden Variety’s European correspondent Mike Alexander explains.

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