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How to care for a Bonsai

We all love little plants right? Do you love them small? Bonsai’s are beautiful. Bonsai plants originated in China and means “planting in a tray”. Back in the early days people of China collected naturally stunted trees from the wild and grew them in dishes. This hobby was quickly adopted by the Japanese and they have really mastered the art […]

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Beijing landscaper finds his garden bliss

As the saying goes, “as a man sows, so he shall reap.” However, the fruit of labor by Yu Yunle, who jokingly describes himself as a “farmer in the city”, is shared by hundreds of thousands of people. Born in 1985 in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, Yu now is a landscape designer based in Beijing. His obsession…

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A garden for special-needs kids grows

DAVIE, Fla. — The banana peels come from the pie shop. The carrot pulp comes from the juice bar. Food remnants at Bob Roth’s New River Groves in Davie do not go in the garbage. They head for compost containers out back, 5-gallon paint buckets where scraps are turned into gardening gold by students with autism…

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Capital attraction

The DC area’s monuments, beaches and cuisine are drawing a growing number of Chinese visitors, Xu Lin reports. Chen Sixiao loves the beautiful gardens, free museums and inspiring memorials at Washington DC’s National Mall. “It’s the best place to learn about the country’s history, culture and art,” says the 29-year-old office worker from Shanghai. “DC is…

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