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 […]

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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Some Sunflower Facts!

I love a pretty sunflower — I just seem to associate sunflowers with happiness.  These glorious flowers grow so tall and make a beautiful addition to all flower gardens.  They truly reminds me of a gift from God here on earth. The common sunflower, or helianthus annuus, is a plant that can get blooms in […]

Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens is a 65-acre botanical garden and mansion located on the Fowl River in Theodore (a suburb of Mobile), Alabama. This is a gorgeous botanical garden that attracts countless visitors and locals each year. The gardens include a bridal garden, a conservatory, a great lawn, a nature walk, an Oriental garden, a rose garden, a chapel, the Mermaid […]

Eden Garden

Eden Garden is a garden in Mt Eden, Auckland.  It is set an expanse of former quarry land. It was established in 1964 and is open to the public for an admission fee. This majestic garden attracts countless visitors each year! Eden Garden was donated to the people of New Zealand in 1965 and is managed by The […]

Chicago Botanic Garden

I love Chicago.  My husband and I visit there a couple of times a year since we moved away in 2004.   When we were living there, there was truly a vast amount of exciting things to do, and one of our favorite places to visit was the Chicago Botanic Garden! The Chicago Botanic Garden is a […]