Hummingbird in the garden this morning via TikTok [Video]

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Hibiscus putting on a show in the garden via TikTok [Video]

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Lego Botanical Series

Much like the Lego Architecture series, I am loving these Lego Botanicals and look forward to many more designs and sets. What a great way of bringing the garden indoor, especially during those cold, winter, months. These are perfect for gifting to your favorite Lego maniacs, too. — Douglas

Lego Botanical Series

Lego Botanical Series

Lego Botanical Series

The hidden story behind the new LEGO® Flower Bouquet set

You may have heard about Billund.

You may have heard about Billund. It’s a small town in western Denmark, with a population of just 7,000 people. And yet, every day, around half that number can be found working in the various offices of The LEGO® Group around town.

These 3,500 Billund employees, as well as being incredibly charming, beautiful and good at splelling, were perhaps the 3,500 least-surprised people on Earth following the announcement of the brand new LEGO® Flower Bouquet set at the start of 2021.

That’s because nearly every one of our offices in our Billund campus already features versions of these brick-built botanical beauties. They’re among the most striking and memorable features you’ll see in our offices (aside from the as aforementioned beautiful people).

But how did these natural wonders spring into life, you may ask?

Well the original seed was not planted by, as you might expect, a senior designer. (For example, with the LEGO Bonsai Tree set, lead designer Nico Vas was well-known around Billund for being the go-to guy for building personalised bonsai trees for his colleagues’ desks, many years before the set’s release.)

 


Historical Seed Catalogs – 108 in a series – Blossfeld Robert Catalogue (1930)

Historical Seed Catalogs – 108 in a series – Blossfeld Robert Catalogue (1930)

Historical Seed Catalogs - 108 in a series - Blossfeld Robert Catalogue (1930)

Historical Seed Catalogs - 108 in a series - Blossfeld Robert Catalogue (1930)

Historical Seed Catalogs - 108 in a series - Blossfeld Robert Catalogue (1930)

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Publication date 1930
Usage Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 InternationalCreative Commons Licensebyncnd
Topics Nursery stock CatalogsGreenhouse plants CatalogsSeeds Catalogs
Publisher Deutsche Gartenbaubibliothek
Collection europeannurserycataloguesadditional_collections
Contributor Wageningen University & Research – Library
Language English

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New Fuchsia planted into its container via TikTok [Video]

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Bauhinia Blossom via Instagram

Bauhinia Blossom via Instagram

A neighbor has 5-6 of these trees along the front of their property and they bloom wildly each year. They also seed prolifically and I have added 2 to my garden grown from that seed.

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Dazzling Dahlias – 67 in a series – Dazzle Like A Dahlia T-Shirts and More!

Dazzling Dahlias - 67 in a series - Dazzle Like A Dahlia T-Shirts and More!

Dazzling Dahlias - 67 in a series - Dazzle Like A Dahlia T-Shirts and More!

Dazzling Dahlias - 67 in a series - Dazzle Like A Dahlia T-Shirts and More!

Dazzling Dahlias - 67 in a series - Dazzle Like A Dahlia T-Shirts and More!

Original Print From Miss Ella V. Baines the woman florist Springfield, Ohio : 1914.



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Lady Bank’s Blooms via TikTok [Video]

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Garden Q&A – Year-round color in a California native garden via California Native Plant Society

Garden Q&A - Year-round color in a California native garden via California Native Plant Society

CNPS Garden Q&A with Lili Singer, Director of Special Projects and Adult Education at the Theodore Payne Foundation:
 
What’s your advice for creating year-round color in my California native garden?

The California Flora is vast and offers myriad choices, making it fun and easy to establish year-round color.  The first step is to asses your site’s climate, soil, sunlight, and space.  Next, you can mix and match plants that will thrive in those conditions.

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Historical Garden Books – 127 in a series – An essay on the making of gardens; being a study of old Italian gardens, of the nature of beauty, and the principles involved in garden design (1909) by Sir George Reresby Sitwell

Historical Garden Books – 127 in a series – An essay on the making of gardens; being a study of old Italian gardens, of the nature of beauty, and the principles involved in garden design (1909) by Sir George Reresby Sitwell

Historical Garden Books - 127 in a series - An essay on the making of gardens; being a study of old Italian gardens, of the nature of beauty, and the principles involved in garden design (1909) by Sir George Reresby Sitwell

Historical Garden Books - 127 in a series - An essay on the making of gardens; being a study of old Italian gardens, of the nature of beauty, and the principles involved in garden design (1909) by Sir George Reresby Sitwell

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PREFACE

To many excellent people who take a gloomy view of life, studies of art and beauty seem to be but trifling ; I must therefore urge as an excuse for this essay that the greater part of it was written during a period of broken health, when slowly recovering from the effects of over-work. Further, I would plead that a serious purpose lies behind it, namely, that of influencing the newly recovered art of garden design. The revival of garden-craft is the work of English architects, more particularly of Sedding, R. Blomfield and F. Inigo Thomas. But still, as in the days of Fjmes Moryson, the formal garden in England falls short of the great examples of the ItaUan Renaissance ; it is seldom related as it should be to the surrounding scenery ; it is often wanting in repose and nearly always in imagination. During the last few years several sumptuous volumes have appeared illustrating the old gardens of Italy, yet except for a few hints given by Mrs. Wharton in her most valuable and charming book, little or nothing has been said about principles. If the world is to make great gardens again, we must both discover and apply in the changed circumstances of modern life the principles which guided the garden-makers of the Renaissance, and must be ready to learn all that science can teach us concerning the laws of artistic presentment.

I intended to pubhsh with this essay another on the history of the garden during the Dark Ages, but here again Time, against whom I am beginning to have serious grounds of complaint, has been too much for me. However, so far as matter is concerned it is complete, and I hope to issue it in the autumn.

Every one who has travelled in Italy appreciates the courtesy and kindness shown by Italians to strangers of all nationalities — perhaps one would not be wrong in saying more especially to Englishmen. Since I first began in the early ‘nineties to study old Italian gardens I have visited more than two hundred in all parts of the country, and I cannot sufficiently express my thanks to the owners.

George R. Sitwell.


Publication date 1909

Topics Landscape gardening
Publisher London, J. Murray
Collection cornellamericana
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Contributor Cornell University Library
Contributor usage rights See terms
Language English

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

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