Virginia C McGuire

Virginia C McGuire

Philadelphia, PA
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I write about gardening, real estate, architecture, and cities.

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The whole world wants South America’s farmland - SmartPlanet

The whole world wants South America’s farmland - Sm...

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House Hunting Near ... Mont Blanc

House Hunting Near ... Mont Blanc

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MoMA the Demolisher - The Architect's Newspaper

The Modern makes the "painful" decision to scrap Williams and Tsien's Folk Art building.
The Museum of Modern Art is in the unenviable position of destroying a relatively new building by a respected a...

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She Used Her Gut Instincts

Rebuilding a 19th-century house, a homeowner learns to trust her own judgment....

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How to Design a Shared Backyard - Modern Farmer

When you live in the city or the suburbs, it can be hard to fit everything you want into a small or mid-sized yard. Perhaps you want a large vegetable gard

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House Hunting in ... Rio de Janeiro - NYTimes.com

House Hunting in ... Rio de Janeiro - NYTimes.com

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11 Vocabulary Words for Typography Nerds

1. Glyph
2. Kerning
3. Sans serif
4. Bowl
5. Swash
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House Hunting in Barcelona, Spain

A 19TH-CENTURY VILLA IN CENTRAL BARCELONA
$3.25 MIL...

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The Golden Gate of Helsinki

The skyline of Helsinki is about to change, and the city’s planning department is almost giddy about it.
“You don’t often make Finland’s longest bridge in the center of its capital,” said Jari Tirkkon...

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How to Chicken-Proof Your Garden

Nearly every gardener who keeps chickens has a horror story to tell. Aggressive beaks and scratching feet can decimate a garden quickly. But a little forethought can make gardening with chickens much ...

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Garden Profile: The Old Tennis Court Farm - Property

It’s only the fourth season for this community garden in Germantown, and already 51 plots have been hacked out of...

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'Afterschooling' no punishment

Cathy Young stands on a narrow strip of beach. She tells her audience, six kids from Philadelphia, that she sees...

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House Hunting in ... Bali - NYTimes.com

Archivist Puts the History in Historical Drama “Boardwalk Empire”

Archivist Heather Halpin Perez has become something of a celebrity since HBO’s hit show about Prohibition-era Atlantic City, Boardwalk Empire, launched in 2010. But Perez, who manages the Alfred M. He...

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How to Grow Citrus Indoors

If you live in California or Florida, you may be fortunate enough to have a lemon tree in your back yard. When you need a sauce for the local artichokes or the fresh fish you’re making for dinner, you...