2019-09-21T07:00:00Z Rome's history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines.
Eventually, the city successively became the ...[Read More]
2020-08-20T07:00:00Z Spend a year in an orchard, celebrating its imperilled, overlooked abundance of life.
England's ancient orchards, collaborations between people and nature, are sources of hope for the future. Protecting them promises a far richer England for the centuries to come, for wildlife and for us.
As the seasons turn, a wealth of animals and plants are...[Read More]
2020-04-28T07:00:00Z We're back on the road for another time, completing research for The Magnificent Homes And Gardens Of The South Carolina Coast, Why at this time in early April? Because her azaleas are in full bloom and maximum splendor.
Charleston is known as "The Holy City." Despite beliefs that the term dates to the city's earliest days and refers to its ...[Read More]
2020-03-10T07:00:00Z The definitive guide to botanical Latin
Unlock the secrets of botanical Latin with this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. The Gardener's Botanical contains definitions of more than 5,000 plant names--from abbreviatus ("shortened") to zonatus ("with bands")--along with more than 350 color illustrations.
2017-07-25T07:00:00Z The world's leading resource on biointensive, sustainable, high-yield organic gardening is thoroughly updated throughout, with new sections on using 12 percent less water and increasing compost power.
Long before it was a trend, How to Grow More Vegetables brought backyard ecosystems to life for the home gardener by demonstrating sustainab...[Read More]
2019-10-07T07:00:00Z Istanbul, founded under the name of Byzantion on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC, the city grew in size and influence, becoming one of the most important cities in history.
After its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as an imperial capital for almost 16 centuries, during the Roman/Byzantine (330-120...[Read More]
2019-10-17T07:00:00Z St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Men?ndez de Avil?s, Florida's first governor.
He named the settlement "San Agust?n", as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine.
2019-10-01T07:00:00Z Athens is a global city and one of the biggest economic centers in southeastern Europe. It has a large financial sector and its port of Piraeus is both the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world, while at the same time being the sixth busiest passenger port in Europe.
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that em...[Read More]
2019-08-27T07:00:00Z Vienna is the federal capital, largest city and one of nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primate city, with a population of about 1.9 million and its cultural, economic, and political center. Until the beginning of the 20th Century, it was the largest German-speaking city in the world and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Wo...[Read More]
2019-10-13T07:00:00Z Savannah has consistently been named one of "America's Favorite Cities" by Travel + Leisure. In 2012, the magazine rated Savannah highest in "Quality of Life and Visitor Experience."
Savannah was also ranked first for "Public Parks and Outdoor Access," visiting in the all and as "a romantic escape."
2019-10-12T07:00:00Z Washington is a planned city. In 1791, President Washington commissioned Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French-born architect and city planner, to design the new capital.
He enlisted Scottish surveyor Alexander Ralston to help lay out the city plan. The L'Enfant Plan featured broad streets and avenues radiating out from rectangles, providing room for open sp...[Read More]