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8 of the Best Botanical Gardens Around the World via AFAR Media

From the Royal Botanic Gardens in England to the Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro, here are some of the top botanical gardens across the globe—including some you can visit from home. Read 8 of the Best Botanical Gardens Around the World via AFAR Media * A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports […]

Germany: In Berlin a cemetery becomes a park and community garden via City Farmer

Cemeteries are observed in urban ecology studies for their biological qualities. The type of space, which includes the function of burial within a defined perimeter, has in fact over the years ensured the preservation of “natural islands” within the city: green areas, often informally used as parks, populated by animals, insects, trees and wild vegetation. […]

Amazing Spiral Stairway With Indoor Garden Decoration via Pinterest

h/t Stephanie Murray on Pinterest I had to do a little reverse image searching to find out where this picture came from as the Pinterest user only linked to the image itself — a trait I find aggravating at best and mean, at worst, for not giving credit for the image. That said, this is […]

Meet five inspirational women gardeners via National Trust

For centuries, women’s ambitions to forge green-fingered careers were an uphill struggle for recognition and acceptance in a male dominated world. Just a few generations ago, female head gardeners were a rarity, but now women are involved in all areas of horticulture and heritage gardening.Here we take a look behind the scenes at some of […]

Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series – Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life

Like Dazzling Dahlias on Facebook Dazzling Dahlias – 10 in a series -Alan Titchmarsh: How I grow dahlias — and why they’re my second-most infallible plants via Country Life Gardener, writer and broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh has always loved dahlias — even in the days before they gained their current huge popularity. Here are his tips on […]

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ via Instagram

Lovely grapes, Pop Up ”Beach” and Market with DJ Praça de Carlos Alberto, Porto, Portugal A great moment to shop for some fresh produce and trinkets and kick back for a while.  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 […]

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal via Instagram

Streetside succulents, Flores Joaquim Santos, Foz, Porto, Portugal Just across from our room in Puerto, this florist shop always had a lovely outdoor display of succulents, too. They were shining in the sun this day, almost begging for a photograph.  and Follow Join A Gardener’s Notebook on Facebook Don’t miss a single post! Sign up […]

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel via Instagram

Sycamore seem to exist almost everywhere we travel Spotted these sycamores, or London plane trees, on my walk through the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal.  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 directly […]

Wisteria flowers along my walk via Instagram

Wisteria flowers along my walk Spotted these flowers while walking the Foz neighborhood of Porto, Portugal  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 directly supports our blogs** Many of these books may be […]

Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the… via Plant of the Day

Read Plant of the Day Sunday 18 February 2018 In a courtyard of the Alcázar of Seville, Spain, Cestrum ‘Newellii’ (bastard jasmine) was flowering. This vigorous evergreen shrub can grow to 3m, with clusters of bright crimson, tubular flowers that can be followed by purple berries. This plant comes originally from Mexico and can withstand temperatures down […]