Without Bugs, There are No Gardens
July 28, 2022 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off on Without Bugs, There are No Gardens

If you want to make your garden “buzz” with bees and bugs, consider wildlife gardening.
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Flower of the Day: Calla Lilies
April 3, 2021 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Calla Lilies
Flower of the Day: Calla Lilies

Spotted in a city garden in Rabat, Morocco: white calla lilies in bloom.
Wikipedia says, “Zantedeschia is a genus of eight species of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southern Africa …

Flower(s) of the Day: Fez, Morocco
March 27, 2021 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Fez, Morocco
Flower(s) of the Day: Fez, Morocco

A beautiful welcoming bouquet at the entrance to the restaurant Dar Moha Almadina in Fez, Morocco.
(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Yellow Roses
March 20, 2021 – 8:47 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Yellow Roses
Flower of the Day: Yellow Roses

A lavish two-level profusion of yellow roses greeted visitors to the Nyali International Beach Resort just north of Mombasa, Kenya, in 2013.
The Indian Ocean laps the sandy beaches of the resort, which opened in 1946.
(Photo …

Flower(s) of the Day: Lavish Planter
March 13, 2021 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Lavish Planter
Flower(s) of the Day: Lavish Planter

Plants and flowers of all colors are found in this lavish container garden on the grounds of the Severin Sea Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya.
Mombasa, along the shore of the Indian Ocean, is known for its …

Flower of the Day: Hibiscus
March 6, 2021 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Hibiscus
Flower of the Day: Hibiscus

Shocking pink hibiscus bloomed in profusion in the landscaping around the Serena Nairobi Hotel in Kenya in 2013.
According to Wikipedia, hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The genus is …

Johannesburg International Flower Show
October 21, 2019 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on Johannesburg International Flower Show
Johannesburg International Flower Show

The first Johannesburg International Flower Show will take place October 30 through November 3, 2019, in the Mall of Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Look for an exhibition filled with flowers, gardens, nursery displays, music, and food …

Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue
July 6, 2019 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue
Flower(s) of the Day: Yellow and Blue

Wildflowers grow among the stones remaining in the ancient city of Carthage, just outside Tunis, Tunisia.
(Photo ©2019 by Susan McKee)

Flowers of the Day: N’Djamena, Chad
February 18, 2017 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: N’Djamena, Chad
Flowers of the Day: N’Djamena, Chad

When the daily temperatures are over 100° F it’s hard to maintain a flower garden.
The landscapers at the Hilton Hotel in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, have tried planting a floral circle with a variety …

Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Chad
October 22, 2016 – 8:39 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Chad
Flowers of the Day: Ceramic Tiles in Chad

In a city where the daytime temps often exceed 110° F, the most lasting blooms are often representations of reality.
These floral ceramic tiles are outside the doorway to the Hilton N’Djamena in the capital city …

Flower of the Day: Geranium
June 21, 2014 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Geranium
Flower of the Day: Geranium

Colorful geraniums in red, white and pink border a sidewalk in Casablanca, Morocco.
(Photo ©2013 by Susan McKee)