Wonderful Orchids at Kew

Wonderful Orchids at Kew
I’ve always loved orchids. They’re splendid flowers – though I have never managed to keep one alive in my house for more than a few weeks. So Kew Gardens’ Tropical Extravaganza is a must-see for me. London is pretty grey and miserable, so the vivid colours and flashy patterns of orchids will cheer me up – and it’s pretty warm in the conservatory, too! But the Tropical Extravaganza isn’t just about beautiful plants. It has a serious purpose as well, educating...
February 24th, 2011 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: botanical gardens, flowers, gardens

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Tiptoe Through the Tulips
... it’s time to think about planning a visit to a tulip festival! They start in March and run through May, but the most likely month to see the flowers in full bloom is April. There are many tulip festivals. In Canada, the biggest is the Canadian Tulip Festival. Theme for this year’s 59th edition is “Kaleidoscope of Spring”. Over one million tulips in more than 50 varieties will bring a kaleidoscope of color throughout the National Capital Region May 6-23, 2011. The highest...
February 21st, 2011 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: festivals, flowers, gardens

Queen of the Winter Flowers

Queen of the Winter Flowers
The “Queen of the Winter flowers” — the camellia — will be honored at Chiswick House Gardens in the London Borough of Hounslow, England, United Kingdom, from February 19 through March 20, 2011. This is a brand new event in the national garden calendar and the first time the Chiswick camellia collection can be seen in the newly restored conservatory. Designed by Samuel Ware for the Sixth Duke of Devonshire and completed in 1813, it is a spectacular landmark within the Gardens....
January 24th, 2011 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: event, flowers, gardens

Antiques & Garden Fair

Antiques & Garden Fair
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January 6th, 2011 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 0
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Flowers Galore at the Los Angeles Flower District

Flowers Galore at the Los Angeles Flower District
... country, the famous Downtown LA Flower District, in the heart of downtown Los Angles. Late each night, arriving by air and by truck, shipments of flowers from around the world are delivered to the 6-square city blocks that make up the flower district.  Starting at 4:00 am, the 200+ wholesalers housed in the 8 buildings that comprise the market open their booths to area florists. Phone orders also start to arrive from many of the 20,000 flower shops around the country.  By placing their orders...
November 3rd, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, flowers, market, Shopping, top-feature

The Desert in Full Bloom

The Desert in Full Bloom
... Association of Museums. I recently spent a Sunday afternoon strolling the grounds of this one-of-a-kind museum to experience and learn about the flowers that bloom this time of year. If you visit the Desert Botanical Garden, consider taking a guided tour. Learn how these amazing plants survive and thrive in our desert climate on docent-led tours. 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits at the Garden feature specially designed wildflower gardens in full bloom during the spring. If you’re interested...
May 2nd, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Cactus, desert, featuredphoto, flowers, gardening

Find the Perfect Flowers for Mother’s Day

Find the Perfect Flowers for Mother’s Day
... have over 10 years of experience.  They deliver to Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties, and are a participating florist with 1-800-flowers.com. Vissers Florist, 701 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, (714) 772-9900 Vissers Florist is a family owned and operated florist that has been serving Orange County for 50 years.  They get the freshest flowers from their own greenhouses, and has been recognized as one of the yop 100 FTD florists nationwide. Orange County Florist, 2313 W Chapman Ave., Orange,...
April 25th, 2010 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, flowers, mothers day

History and horticulture at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

History and horticulture at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
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December 27th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Family Friendly, featuredarticle, flowers, History & Information, parks, plants, zoos

Sydney Photo Friday: Springtime Flowers at Government House

... moved onto my summer pyjamas, I’m turning on the air conditioner less, and the lamb at the supermarket is delightful. And then there are the flowers, that colourful sign that reminds us the season is well and truly upon us. This gorgeous shot was taken in the gardens of Government House. The caption on Flickr says they’re poppies, but they look much more like tulips to me. Either way, they’re lovely! Image source: Wiki.will @ Flickr Tags: flowers, Government House, Photos, spring ...
September 4th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: flowers, Government House, Photos, spring

The Lovely Gardens of Stanley Park

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July 7th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, flowers, gardens, Outdoors & Recreation, park, parks

Sydney Photo Friday: Flowers at Vivid Sydney

... so funky and contemporary – I love it! Image source: Allan Nguyen @ Flickr Tags: flowers, lights, Photos, Vivid Sydney ...
June 5th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: flowers, lights, Photos, Vivid Sydney

100 Days of Summer: Exploring Callaway Gardens

... So in 1952, Callaway Gardens opened to the public, allowing a five- mile automobile journey through the woodlands, featuring native plants and flowers. Today, this slice of paradise, located about seventy miles southwest of Atlanta, is truly a place where you literally can stop and smell the flowers.  Encompassing 13,000-acres, Callaway attracts thousands of visitors each year.  The best way to experience Callaway is to spend at least two days exploring, and even then, you might not get a chance...
May 30th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: flowers, gardens, nature, Southern-Byways, Things to See in Georgia

The Rhododenron Festival and a walk in Deer Lake Park

... Centre for the Arts: 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby.  PHOTO CREDITS: W. Ruth Kozak Tags: Attractions, boats, crafts, Family Friendly, flowers, gardens, History & Information, lake, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, The Arts, walks ...
May 6th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, boats, crafts, Family Friendly, flowers, gardens, History & Information, lake, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, The Arts, walks

Spring Flower Photo Ops at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC

The flower beds at the U.S. Botanic Garden across the street from the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC are bursting with colorful spring flowers. Here’s just a small sampling of what lucky visitors saw this past weekend. U.S. Botanic Garden 100 Maryland Avenue, SW – across from the U.S. Capitol Washington, DC (map it) Additional Destination Information Dates and Hours – The conservatory is open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The flowers beds in front are accessible 24...
April 23rd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, flowers, gardens, nature, US-Botanic-Garden, Washington DC

Goodbye DC Cherry Blossoms…Hello Tulips!

... have to wait until next year. But that doesn’t mean the National Mall isn’t still full of beautiful color.   The annual explosion of spring flowers, mostly tulips have bloomed in flower beds all over the mall, most notably at the National Park Service’s Tulip Library, on the northern border of the Tidal Basin, between the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. One other smaller tulip library is maintained at the Netherlands Carillon, next to the Iwo Jima memorial, across the...
April 20th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, flowers, gardens, nature, tulip garden, tulips, Washington DC

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!!

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April 18th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, Family Friendly, Flower Mart, flowers, gardens, National-Cathedral

Follow the Tulip Trail

... de Zwarte Tulp Grachtweg 2a Lisse Tuesday-Sunday 13.00 – 17.00     photo credits: personal collection Tags: bollenveld, bulb field, flowers, museums, Outdoors & Recreation, tulip ...
April 16th, 2009 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: bollenveld, bulb field, flowers, museums, Outdoors & Recreation, tulip

Photo of the Week – Tulips and the Washington Monument

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April 8th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, flowers, gardens, Washington DC, Washington Monument

It’s Happening in the South…Cherry Blossom Festivals

... (bottom) Washington Monument and Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC, flickr, creative commons by Mastery of Maps Tags: Festivals, Fairs, and Events, flowers, Get Outdoors ...
March 21st, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Festivals, Fairs, and Events, flowers, Get Outdoors

It’s Spring Time in the South

... in Destin, Fla., on March 31. And then there’s the 43rd Annual Smithsonian Kite Festival in Washington, D.C. stop and smell (and see) the flowers: There are flowers everywhere, from the Azalea Spring Flower Trail in Tyler, Texas on March 20- April 5 to the 16th Annual of flowers in Mobile, Ala., on March 25-29 to the Bell Buckle (Tenn.) Daffodil Day on March 21, and many more places in between. Therefore, it’s important to check back on Southern Byways to find out the latest tour homes:...
March 19th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Festivals, Fairs, and Events, flowers, garden tours, Historic Homes

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