A performance of 'Scheherazade' reminds the Monitor's language columnist just how fluid Western concepts of 'the exotic East' really are.
Have you ever seen fasciation in the garden? It's a random oddity that can be fascinating.
Poukhanense azalea is a charming flowering shrub of early spring that draws praise for its hardiness and pretty blooms.
Got a climbing rose and wondering how – and when – to prune it? Here's what you need to know.