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Hydrangeas in the shade via Instagram

What is your favorite hydrangea? Leave a comment and share! Hydrangeas in the shade Scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera District of Milan These hydrangeas were thriving in the warm, moist shade of the garden.   and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

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 […]

Historical Garden Books: Nederlandsch bloemwerk (Dutch flower arrangements) (1794) – 23 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Historical Garden Books: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) – 22 in a Series

Archive.org has a host of old gardening books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. I happened across a few in my Pinterest feed and gone completely down the rabbit hole in this treasure trove of information. Sure some ideas might be out of  Historical Garden Books: […]

Ye Olde Garden Book: The country-mans new art of planting and graffing (1651) from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photo

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Geodesic dome protects cob house and family of 6 in Arctic Circle via Urban Organic Gardener

  When you think about living in the Arctic Circle you often imagine a modern structure with modern facilities. Truth be told, architecture has a long history of keeping a good idea over the years. That is why this cob house under a geodesic dome is all you need in order to have a good […]

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 […]