This week is heavily slanted towards the creative field – the calligraphy of the Japanese artist Shoko Kanawaka, the green leaf motif in women’s fashion, and Vincent Van Gogh’s London home as art, with some sprinkling of the culinary world (black garlic, edible weeds). Ecological articles, one on a new deer tick disease and another on Chernobyl, appear as well. John Sales offer his unique take on gardens in an interview with Anne Wareham of thinkingardens and Ben Futa offers his succinct spin on getting horticulture to appeal to the mass audience. Although the summer solstice is yet here, the temperatures already feel summery! A good day to get out on the grass and read the news!