Category: In Nature

Nature

A Tempting Stroll Through Paradise Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden                                                A Tempting Stroll Through Paradise Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Broken Beauty Can there be beauty in brokenness? I believe there can be and is; and I also believe that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. When I bought this orchid, the stem was not bent; though a bent stem would not have been enough of an issue to disqualify the…

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Chenille As winter sweeps through New England, my thoughts are on warmer weather and nature’s vibrance. Though not exactly a Christmas plant, this beautiful Chenille is certainly dressed for the holiday! I love this plant; and just because it is easy to grow, rather it is that flower! Though a native of Asia, it was…

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Too Soon for Snow   We are not supposed to be having this type of snow storms or temperatures for Thanksgiving; it is too soon for snow!     Nevertheless, and regardless of how I might feel about the chilly weather, with yes, record breaking cold predicated for Thanksgiving Day; I must still admit that…

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The Fenway Victory Garden – Boston “The Fenway Victory Gardens are the only remaining, continuously operating World War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Founded in 1942 by the Roosevelt Administration, it was one of over 20 million victory gardens responsible for nearly half of all the vegetable produce during the war. Located in…

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A Rose We had planned to plant a rose garden this year, but in doing a bit of research, we concluded the area we had wanted to use for the roses, simply did not get enough sun. Not wanting to entirely give up on the notion of growing roses, we planted a rose bush in…

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Memory Gardening I love plants; my Mother turned me into a gardener, as a child, telling me, as I have already shared on these pages, that playing in the dirt was good for my nerves. I would be lying if I said that I do not buy plants, but if you are a novice gardener,…

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The Topiary Garden   This garden in Columbus, Ohio, depicts Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon On the Ile De La Grande Jatte. I love not only the idea for this unique garden, but also its execution; I hope you find a bit of inspiration, for your own garden — I know I left here with…

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Bougainvillea     It is impossible to not have a love hate relationship with bougainvillea; the plant is stunning, but its beauty comes with a thorny price tag.     The first time I truly became aware of bougainvillea was when Lia took me to visit a monastery in Greece. The building was pristine, start…

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Scattered Shells     There is little In Nature that compares to a walk on the beach. Regardless of what ails you or where you need to be, if you find a patch of sand, sitting next to the sea, step away from your world and enter paradise.     If you happen to stroll…