Gardening

National Garden Scheme = It’s Spring

If we lived in England, we would be attending functions that  celebrate the new years’ first signs of Springtime. In fact, right now? The Snowdrops would have actually nearly finished their blooming season. The National Garden Scheme is England and Wales way to not only see, enjoy, and learn from other people’s private yards (gardens), …

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Bacon Lovers: Year of the Pig

No. Not an excuse to eat more bacon. Sorry. Happy New Year, Chinese, that is.  I celebrated it recently at Bellagio Conservatory in Vegas.  Ah, the things I learned from this amazing botanical display…. I hadn’t been aware of the 2018 opening of the worlds longest bridge-tunnel structure, The Macan Bridge. It is 34 miles …

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Making a Real Difference: High Line Story

Deepen Your Experience.  That’s what the sign says the app will do for you.  Well, here’s a great experience I’ve had that has in fact, Deepened MY Experience on the planet.  Here’s the story folks: Watching an episode of Growing a Greener World this Autumn, I learned of an elevated rail line, built in 1929. …

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Greenhouses, British Style

Ah, those English and their Gardens! I subscribe to a magazine titled just that: The English Garden.  One of the best things about it is the advertisements for Greenhouses. And these aren’t just any little greenhouse kits.  No.  Rather, they are unique unto themselves. Their version of “simple” is still more detailed than our utilitarian …

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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

A real gem: the smallest Botanical Garden that I’m aware of is in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Seasonally it changes, with an additional “show” in winter celebrating the Chinese New Year.  But it’s this recent Summer show that I’m highlighting here: Italy (with a nod to the Amafi Coast and their prolific growth …

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