Sunday Clippings

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Today marks the first day when the clocks turn back one hour if you haven’t made the change. The gain in one hour means that shortening days are upon us, and the season closes until the first of the brave snowdrops and winter aconites make their winter debut. We can only dream of the warm Mediterranean gardens that the English created in southern France as featured in the Telegraph, but the promise of spring bulbs, as Sarah Raven’s profile of Dutch irises, remind us that spring always make us optimistic through the dark winter days. Some creative news abound – an interview with American ceramicist Frances Palmer, the obituary of the poet Galway Kinnel, and the haute couture ateliers that give us those beautiful dresses on the catwalks. The theft of the world’s rarest waterlily at RBG Kew reminds us that rarity will always drive us to unethical depths. England is seeking the Oscars’ equivalent of the arboreal world – 10 trees are nominated for the ‘Tree of the Year’, and a British horticulturist named India Hurst is featured on The Garden Edit. Happy Reading! ~Eric

The very English gardens of the Riviera @TelegraphUK

Don’t be prejudiced! The new Dutch irises are a joy. @TelegraphUK

India Hurst @TheGardenEdit

In the Studio Video with Susan and Frances Palmer @Quintessence

Galway Kinnel, Poet who followed his own path, dies at 87 @NYTimes

Why would someone steal the world’s rarest waterlily? @TheGuardian

Haute Couture Ateliers @Quintessence

England’s top 10 trees shortlisted for ‘tree of the year’ @TheGuardian

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