I have always admired living walls. I have seen them growing outside on buildings and inside with houseplants, but hadn’t tried growing one of my own. I was doubtful about the way they would grow. Would the plants grow out or up and get long and unshapely. So, I finally
I am drawn to fern croziers or fiddleheads. I think they are one of the most gorgeous things in nature. The beautiful frond to come, is all packaged up in this small little spiral. They are also called fiddleheads and I think it is obvious why they have that name.
The first time I laid eyes on the jade vine or Strongylodon macrobotrys, it was at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. I couldn’t believe it! The color is unreal-almost unbelievable! It is a weird jade color and I have never seen another flower anywhere near this color. It almost looks like
Clivia in bloom at Krohn Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio I have a Clivia blooming in my house, right now! Finally! I have had it for years and have been very disappointed that it has never flowered. I’ve heard everyone’s tips and tricks for making them bloom, but it hasn’t worked
Staghorn fern with the spores visible Every Thanksgiving, we make the trek up North to mid Michigan to Mom’s house for the holiday. This is, of course, during hunting season. Why does that matter, you ask? Well, its not bad getting there, but quite often on the way home, it
Pride of Madeira in display house. I’m in love…with John of course, but also with Longwood Gardens. I was lucky enough to visit when I drove to New Jersey to help pack my daughter up, and move her back home. Yeah! for that, too. But, back to Longwood. Four acres