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May 18, 2018

This week the editors were in hot pursuit of royal wedding details—plus 10 sources for a favorite planter, a glimpse inside the Chelsea Flower Show, and more. Read on.

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Above: First, a walk through the ultimate English rose garden, cultivated by “a national treasure and rose breeder extraordinaire.” Take a virtual walk through in English Gardens: David Austin Roses in Shropshire.
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Above: Ten takes on a classic: The midcentury modern cylinder planter, first designed in the 1950s, is having a moment. See our favorites in a variety of hues at 10 Easy Pieces: Midcentury Modern Cylinder Planters.
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Above: For months the world has been wondering about the details of the most important cake of the year: the wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Fortunately Gardenista editors have a sneak peek, thanks to an exclusive interview with Claire Ptak, the London baker entrusted with the creation. Hint: It involves some carefully selected lemons. Read more at Royal Wedding Cake: Floral Flavors from an American Baker, at Violet Cakes.
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Above: If you’re an orchid lover, “you’re one of an elite few who have managed to find the right balance of water, sunlight, date nights, and long walks on the beach to have a healthy relationship with your orchid,” Kristina says. But if it has outgrown its pot, moving it into a bigger one might seem a risky and daunting task. But it needn’t be harrowing: Consult our post How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It).
&#8\2\20;it is no longer possible to order a simple gin and tonic in a coun 13
Above: “It is no longer possible to order a simple gin and tonic in a country pub in Northamptonshire, England,” contributor Kendra writes. “Instead, the bartender demands more detail; there are decisions to be made. Are you looking for a sloe gin with lemon tonic water, or perhaps a pink gin that is 34 percent rhubarb? In the UK, everyone is a gin expert these days.” For this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, the county’s first gin distiller, Warner Edwards Gin, will be re-creating the lush, quiet grounds of a 200-year-old farm; Kendra (a local) takes a tour of the original at Just Add Flowers: A Gin Maker at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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