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Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Oriental Poppy at Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, Denver, Colorado Wandering about Denver, we happened upon this historical home which also serves as an important women’s history center. This poppy is much like those that would have been found in the house’s garden back […]

Lily-of-the-Valley via Instagram

What is your favorite ground cover plant? Leave a comment and share! Lily-of-the-Valley A lovely specimen from my sister’s Ohio garden. So wish we could grow these here in the San Fernando Valley.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing List * A […]

Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite hibiscus? Leave a comment and share! Hibiscus In the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan Shining out against the darkness of the shade in the garden, this hibiscus almost glows. This garden is hemmed in By buildings on each side and isn’t particularly large, but new vistas were always opening […]

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 […]