Today was National Public Gardens Day and so of course I went to a conservatory. But really, who needs an excuse to go to a public garden? I never do. Anyway, I hope you made it to one today. I decided to go to Ann Arbor to Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
If you know me, you know that green is my favorite color. My nails are green, my purse is green, my clothes are green, my vehicle is green…… So I thought today, I would post some green flowers and pics. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! How about the colors on these
If you follow me, you know that I love variegated plants. So I thought I would show you some today. Philodendrons are a big family with some gorgeous cultivars. The heart leaf ‘Brazil’ and the ‘Pink Princess’ are beautiful together. There are many varieties of pothos these are similar cultivars.
My daughter received a Phalaenopsis orchid as a gift about a month ago. I don’t have pics of it then, but believe me when I say it was gorgeous! It was covered with white blossoms. When I arrived today, all the flowers were gone, the stem was yellow and I
Today, to celebrate National Orchid Day, I was lucky enough to interview the curator of the orchids for Vizcaya Gardens in Miami, Florida. We visited there in January, and it was gorgeous! Following is my interview with Carol de Biase, the orchid curator. 1. How long have you worked at Vizcaya? I’ve been
While attending the TPIE (Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition) in Florida, the GWA (Garden Writers Association) members were invited by the FNGLA (Florida Nursery, Garden, and Landscape Association) to go on a day long multiple garden tour. We started out at Vizcaya Gardens and then continued on to visit a few private
I loved the conservatory at The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, but my favorite area was the Gardener’s Show House. As I mentioned before, the show house was designed by Elvin McDonald. It was opened in 2007 and I think you will see how special it is. I love the use
In an earlier post I took you along on my visit to the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) and we saw how the show used decorating trends and plant trends together in vignettes. That was just the beginning of the show. I want to show you some new products and