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A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan via Instagram

What is your favorite botanic garden? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. […]

A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan  This was taken during my second visit to the botanic garden during our trip to Milan last September. I was on my own for the day and wanted to take some more photos. The […]

Amaranth via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Amaranth  A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan “Species belonging to the genus Amaranthus have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years. Amaranth plants are classified as pseudocereals that are grown for their edible starchy seeds, but they are not […]

Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) via Instagram

What is your favorite plant? Leave a comment and share! Castor Bean Pods (Ricinus communis) A scene from the Orto Botanico in the Brera district of Milan While castor bean is a veritable weed here in Southern California in Europe they grow it as an ornamental. I must admit the seed pods are quite structural and […]

Golden Cosmos via Instagram

What is your favorite flower? Leave a comment and share! Golden Cosmos Orto Botanico so Brera, Milano, Italia Another fine shot from my second visit to this garden. Highly recommended should you ever be in Milan.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up for the Gardener’s Notebook Mailing […]

Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall

Alliums and Evergreens, Denver City Hall We took a moment to do some sightseeing while in Denver for @denverpopculturecon and wandered by this garden outside city hall.   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 portion of each sale from Amazon.com […]

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 […]