Walking around Saratoga Springs or Ballston Spa, one might miss the lush verdant landscapes growing just behind the sprawling homes.

That includes the garden owned and cultivated by master gardener Kimberly Purdy of Saratoga Springs. She mixes perennials with fruits and herbs in a gardening style she describes as “controlled chaos.”

“Whatever flower’s blooming at that time, you can go out in my backyard and it feels like you’re smelling a different perfume that day,” Purdy said.

On Sunday, Purdy’s garden will be available to tour as part of the 26th Soroptimist Secret Gardens Tour.

Organized by Soroptimist International of

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Z&Z is opening a brick-and-mortar location in Rockville’s Woodley Garden’s Shopping Center. The Middle-Eastern eatery’s specialties include manoushe — a type of flatbread.

Photo from Z&Z Instagram page

Z&Z, a Middle-Eastern food business, will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Rockville’s Woodley Gardens Shopping Center.

Brothers Danny and Johnny Dubbaneh started Z&Z in 2016. It has operated out of farmers markets and grocery stores in Washington, D.C., for the past five years.

Z&Z’s specialty products are za’atar — a blend of Mediterranean herbs often used as a seasoning — and manoushe, a Middle Eastern flatbread often dressed with spices, herbs and

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