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Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 2 – May 21, 2013

10 Chelsea Gold Medals Awarded this year — more than any other previous year. The gardens did look quite striking this year, so I can’t say it is a big surprise. Here is today’s list of the plants and flowers mentioned during the coverage. With all the focus on the show gardens today, there are […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 1 – May 20, 2013

My goodness, the number of plants mentioned in today’s Chelsea Garden Show coverage is likely to keep me busy for the entirety of next year. There is something in this list for everyone, I think — everything from Acer to Dahlia to Pelargonium to Xanthorrhaea. Enjoy your travels through today’s world of plants and tell […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned items – May 19, 2013

A few items mentioned during Chelsea Garden Show coverage today. Rosa ‘Paul’s Himalayan Musk‘ Rosa ‘Little White Pet’ Dahlia ‘Magenta Star’ Dahlia ‘Etheral’ Paphiopedilum rothschildianum Peonia ‘Coral Charm’ Cypripedium calceolus  Anthriscus sylvestris (Cow Parsley) Read more on this topic: Chelsea Garden Show 2013 this week Video: Scenes from the Southern California Spring Garden Show 2013 RHS […]

Chelsea Garden Show 2013 this week

This week marks the 100th anniversary — The Centenary — of the Chelsea Garden Show in England. I have never been able to attend, but each year I watch from afar as show gardens, new plants and new ideas a shared via the web, YouTube and more. You can check out the basic of the […]

Garden History: Pittville Gardens, Cheltenham, England

What is it about water in the garden? Are we attracted by the sound, the sight, the reflections that dance across the surface? It is sure that water elements in the garden attract humans and wildlife like flowers attract bees. There is something soothing and contemplative about water whether it be a still pond, or […]

Garden Inventory: Ficus benjamina

Garden Inventory is a series where I begin an inventory of all the plants and trees in my garden. Along with some of my own pictures, I will link to various sources of information about each plant and tree so we can learn a little more together. I would also like to highlight your special plants […]

Gardens of the World: Palais Royal, Paris, France

We had an opportunity to visit Paris (for only 2 days) back in 2000. With a 2 1/2 year old boy in tow on that trip, finding places for him to run and burn off energy was of the utmost importance. Luckily, this garden existed just steps from the Hotel du Louvre where we were […]

TV/Web: Beechgrove Garden from BBC Scotland

Here is another great gardening show from the UK, Beechgrove Garden. Beechgrove Garden is basically the Gardener’s World for Scotland. If you have similar climate and planting conditions, there could be some very useful information here for you, even if you aren’t in the UK. Unlike Gardener’s World, there are a few video clips here […]

UK: A new season of Gardener’s World begins

For those of you in the UK, a new series of Gardener’s World, BBC’s venerable gardening series. While the online video is only viewable in the UK, US readers might find other ways of getting this content. I find that the climate of the UK is similar enough to the US and other areas that […]

Abbey Green, Bath, UK

Click to enlarge In the midst of the daytime hustle and bustle of Bath, just a few steps from Bath Abbey and its busy square, lies Abbey Green, overarched by this large tree. It was a cool and quite respite in the city, and would be well duplicated in any garden. It is a lovely […]