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Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Plant (Ricinus communis) In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan grows this lovely castor bean including seed pods. While the seeds are poisonous and the caster bean is an invasive here in Southern California, it is often used as an ornamental in […]

Waiting for Spring via Instagram

What will you do with your garden this Spring? Leave a comment and share! Waiting for Spring In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan ceramic pots wait for the Spring and new seedlings. There is such beauty in simplicity sometimes and these pots attracted my attention the minute I spotted them. We were […]

A Shining Sunflower In Milan via Instagram

What catches your eye on vacation? Leave a comment and share! A Shining Sunflower In Milan In the Orto Botanico In the Brera District of Milan this backlit sunflower shines with the rays of its namesake. There was so much to see in this rather small garden and I highly recommend that you visit if you […]

Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Do you take garden pictures on vacation? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth (?), Orto Botanico di Brera, Milano, Italia I had no idea what to expect when visiting this garden hidden away in Milan. I checked it out on Google maps but the foliage hid most of the garden from sight. Still, it seemed intriguing […]

Autumn Color via Instagram

What is your favorite season? Share your thoughts in the comments! Autumn Color Columbia, Missouri We don’t get much autumn color here in Los Angeles, so it was a pleasure to experience and photograph some while in Missouri recently.   and Follow Join me on Douglas E. Welch Photography on Facebook Read more on this topic: […]

The Getty Center with Family via Instagram

Where are your favorite gardens? Leave a comment and share! The Getty Center with Family today  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List Learn more about drought tolerant gardens with these books ††† * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs** Many of these […]

Fish pond, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy via Instagram

Fish pond, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy On the grounds of this summer palace of the Savion Dukes and Kings  More information on Parco di Monza  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List More on garden ponds ††  Want to learn more about Milan? Check out these books […]

Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale via Instagram

Parco di Monza seen from the windows of Villa Reale  Largest enclosed park in the world including an F1 Raceway, historic Villa Reale (royal palace) Olympic-sizes outdoor pool and acres and acres of grass and trees.  More information on Parco di Monza  and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook […]

Roses and ruins via Instagram

Roses and ruins “Down a small alley,Behind a palazzo, around a corner, near a cafe.”    and Follow Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List  Want to learn more about Milan? Check out these books at your local library and on Amazon! * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden via Instagram

Orto Botanico di Brera/Brera Botanic Garden Only one of the many photos I took in this 250-year-old Garden which includes 2 original ginkgo biloba trees. via Instagram   Read more on this topic: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Cactus House, Conservatory, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, New Zealand via Instagram Rhododendron with raindrops, […]