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The movie garden? "It's Complicated"

Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal Studios

Really complicated.

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Gardeners have been buzzing in the blogosphere about Meryl Streep's garden in the hit holiday movie, "It's Complicated."

She plays Jane, who was trained a baker in France, and her garden is something right out of the Wizard of Oz: beyond perfect.

Deborah Netburn of the Los Angeles Times contacted Jon Hutman, the film's production designer, who gave up the trade secrets of the garden: Everything was grown in a greenhouse; only the best-looking plants were transplanted to the set; and the tomatoes were wired onto the plants. (A gardening maneuver I am still trying to picture.) "The idea was it was meant to look like a real cook's garden," he told Netburn. "We try to make the movies look real, but a very delicious version of real."

I don't know. More like a really fake version of real.

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