Blog Posts - Botanical Gardens



Learning About Maine’s Native Plants

For three days in mid-August, I drove out to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens each morning for a course called “Introduction to Maine’s Native Flora.” The course was part of my certificate program in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture...
by Jean's Garden on Aug 24, 2016

Philadelphus coronarius

A deciduous bush great for a garden its architectural shape and for its scented flowering, perfect for small bouquets and floral arrangements.

My Botanical Solstice

Normally, I treat the summer solstice as an ultra-relaxing holiday, getting up extra early to watch the sun rise and then spending as much of the day as possible outdoors – often sitting in the garden reading a novel while I soak up the glorious Ma...
by Jean's Garden on Jun 24, 2016

First Blooms: GBBD, April 2016

Last year, someone posted a list from comedian Jeff Foxworthy of “how you know you’re in New England.” One of my favorite items on the list was “You have all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.” Althoug...
by Jean's Garden on Apr 16, 2016

Becoming a Better, More Knowledgeable Gardener

Gardening is always a learning process. Mostly gardeners learn by doing and by trial and error. I also like to learn from others – by interacting with other gardeners, by reading gardening books, and by attending garden lectures. This year, I have...
by Jean's Garden on Apr 5, 2016

Singapore travel

Singapore – It is one of the world’s fastest developing commercial and financial centers. Singapore a sun-drenched tropical island – offers duty-free shopping, a variety of exotic cuisine, some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit m...
by Travel on Mar 23, 2016

Butterflies in the Garden

There are no butterflies in my garden because I don’t have a garden, don’t even have a place to put a garden, and even if I did have a garden, I doubt I would see many butterflies because they are disappearing from our every day lives. Lu...
by Bertram's Blog on Mar 15, 2016

Flora and Fauna at the National Capital Botanical Gardens

Found within the broad campus of the University of Papua New Guinea, the National Capital Botanical Gardens is a one of the most popular tourist destination in Papua New Guinea. In 1971, Andre Millar initiated the gardens using 25 hectares of land. T...
by Cush Travel on Feb 4, 2016

Other winters in February, from the Archive

Forecast:  sunny and around 18ºC for the next days!!!!  can you believe this is February 1st???? From my window today,As tomorrow is already Groundhog Day, and this winter is nothing like a normal winter so far, and I miss s...

Art In the Garden

On a beautiful summery day in early September, I visited the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens with my friend Karen. Our specific purpose was to see the exhibit of George Sherwood’s kinetic sculptures then on display at the garden. I am a big fan of...
by Jean's Garden on Jan 21, 2016

A Xmas trip to the Tropical Coast, Spain

Now that the Xmas holidays are definitely gone, in Spain are longer than in other countries -for the presents are brought by the ¨Three Wise Men¨ on the night of January 5th-, I am doing some recap of images of the days passed with the family in th...

Celebrations of Light

In the northern hemisphere, today is the winter solstice, which is – depending on your point of view – the shortest day, the longest night, the official beginning of winter, or the date that marks the return of the sun’s light. The winter solst...
by Jean's Garden on Dec 21, 2015

Favorite Garden Books: The Inspired Garden

One of the benefits of my $20 per year non-resident membership in the Portland (Maine) Public Library is access to the library’s wonderful collection of garden books. Recently, I’ve been enjoying The Inspired Garden: Twenty-Four Artists Share The...
by Jean's Garden on Dec 11, 2015

From Imelda Park to the Baguio Botanical Gardens to the Centennial Park

Located east of the City of Baguio along the stretch of the Leonard Wood Road, the Baguio Botanical Gardens continues to be visited by many eager tourists. The garden features a rich native heritage alongside hundreds of plants and flowers just waiti...
by Cush Travel on Oct 26, 2015

Exploring Bath – The Botanical Gardens

I hope you have all been enjoying this beautiful weather! Last weekend I went to visit my good friend Jane in her lovely home in Bath. She absolutely adores living in the sunny countryside town and every time I visit I get more and more tempted to le...
by Eppie on Oct 1, 2015

Exploring Bath – The Botanical Gardens

I hope you have all been enjoying this beautiful weather! Last weekend I went to visit my good friend Jane... The post Exploring Bath – The Botanical Gardens appeared first on .
by Eppie on Oct 1, 2015

Books: Saving the Best of America's Gardens

Some of America's most iconic gardens have been nearly lost due to neglect, creeping development, and lack of funds to maintain them. But many have been saved by dedicated local preservationists, The Garden Conservancy, The Garden Club of America, an...
by Garden Design Online on Aug 30, 2015

Gardens to Visit: Phipps -- the "Greenest" in the US

photos: click to enlarge Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Pittsburgh, PA I'd never visited Phipps until last June, and it was a revelation. Pictured here is the 120+ year-old glasshouse, but who would guess that the new visitor center belo...
by Garden Design Online on Aug 23, 2015

Autistic Isn't Bad

Julia is struggling with "AUTISTIC". She understand that Autistic means the twins don't talk. But tonight she told me that she's a good girl, she talks so she's not autistic.I stopped her there and told her that autistic doesn't mean bad."But they sc...
by Live From The Wang of America on Jun 26, 2015

Taman Botani Perdana Taman Tertua Di Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Taman Botani Perdana Taman Tertua Di Kuala Lumpur , Pagi ini saya ingin sedikit menulis tentang Taman tertua di Kuala Lumpur yaitu Taman Botani Perdana (Perdana Botanical Gardens), masyarakat Kuala Lumpur sering menyebutnya dengan nama taman danau, t...


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