Gardens of Versailles, Paris (France) – Travel Guide

In continuing with the search of famous gardens, today I came across the Gardens of Versailles. It has always been my dream to visit Paris, France, and is definitely a coveted item on my “bucket list”. Whenever I think of the palace of Versailles, I think of Marie Antoinette. I have been intrigued by the life […]

The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden was designed in 1916 and completed in 1988. It is located at the New York Botanical Garden. It is one of the highlights of the botanical garden and a favorite place for many to visit and admire. The garden has received many awards and features of 3,500 rose plants! Among all those beautiful roses are over 600 varieties. Personally, I had no idea there were that many varieties of roses – it is amazing! Through a generous gift of David Rockefeller, the garden was made in honor of his wife, Peggy. This is truly a …

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Exbury Gardens in New Forest, England

The Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway are located in New Forest, England.  These magnificent gardens attract people from all over the world to admire the most amazing beauty Mother Nature has to offer. The Gardens are spread over a spectacular 200-acre site and contain the world-famous Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, and rare […]

Flower Gardening Tips: How to Grow Pansy/Viola (Viola)

Some of my favorite flowers are the Pansy flowers. The pansy, viola, or violet is a plant that is found in almost every continent, except for Antarctica. Grow violets in the sun or shade with these simple instructions on plant care. I love that my beautiful Pansies come back year after year. They are such a sturdy flower that is anything but “a pansy”. Typically, when we hear pansy we think weak. This flower is anything but that. Also, whenever I see Pansies I always think of Alice in Wonderland with the garden scene and “You can learn a lot of things …

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Flowers that Bloom in Spring

As Spring is right around the corner, I thought it would be great to post a list of flowers that bloom in Spring. I’m so excited to see some life come, and also the cold days of Winter go! I just love the mild weather of Spring and the fresh pops of color that come […]

Hydrangea Endless Summer – Tips for More Blooms

Endless summer hydrangeas are so amazingly beautiful. I have several of them in front of my house and they are my absolute favorite flowers — ever! An important part of hydrangeas is making sure to take care of them and prune them at the right time of year. Another important care is deadheading. This is […]

Planting & Growing Flower Bulbs: How to Grow Tulips in Containers

Personally, I believe tulips are some of the most beautiful flowers in the world!  It is my dream to take a trip to Keukenhof in Holland to see endless fields of tulips.  They are such graceful flowers, and I love the depth of colors. Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Depending on the species, tulip plants can be as short as 4 inches or as high as 28 inches! Most tulips produce only one flower per stem and are generally cup-shaped flower that has three petals and three sepals. Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of beautiful …

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The Amazing Claude Monet Gardens in Giverny, France!

Claude Monet is one of my all-time favorite artists. His use of colors and master of Impressionism has left his handprint on my heart! I had the pleasure of seeing an exhibit in Los Angeles called “Monet to Manet”. It was amazing and a day I will never forget. Claude Monet’s garden is […]

For Those Who Love Tulips!

I love tulips. They are without a doubt one of my very favorite flowers. They are so beautiful, graceful, without being pretentious. I’m not sure how some flowers seem “pretentious” but they do. The tulip is simple, refined, and lovely. This video shows tulips in rows of colors that as the poster stated: At first […]

The Beautiful Rose Gardens in Portland, Oregon

On a recent visit to Portland, my husband and I stopped by the Rose Gardens in Portland. It seemed like a logical thing to do, after all, Portland is known as the city of Roses. We had a delicious brunch on that Sunday and then headed in the direction of the gardens for a day […]