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The Scoop

Gardening news, notes and trivia for this week.

Fragrance exhibit at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pa., will present its first major exhibition, Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance, on view from April 10 to November 21, 2010. Visitors to the exhibition will experience the actual plants and flowers behind iconic perfumes, explore the mysterious power of the sense of smell, discover the unique combination of creative artistry and intricate science behind perfume composition, and have the opportunity to compose a basic fragrance. Visit for more info.

Biltmore's Festival of Flowers

Gorgeous blooms are in full glory as thousands of tulips welcome springtime during Biltmore’s 25th annual Festival of Flowers, April 3 through May 16, 2010. The estate-wide event celebrates the beauty of George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre property in Asheville, N.C., and its original design by Frederick Law Olmsted, father of American landscape architecture. Biltmore’s gardens, Olmsted’s final and most grand project, are in their 120th year. Visit for more info.

New accessories for EarthBoxes

EarthBox, the popular self-watering container, has two new accessories this year. There's the EarthBox Garden Veneer, a decorative cover for the original container; and the EarthBox Garden Trellis, a tall trellis that attaches to the EarthBox to support tomatoes and vining crops. See for more.