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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Beijing Horticultural Exposition
September 9, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Beijing Horticultural Exposition
Beijing Horticultural Exposition

The Beijing Horticultural Exposition is well underway Yanqing District of China’s capital. It opened April 28, 2019, and runs through October 7, 2019.
A massive expo, there are five main venues: International Pavilion, China Pavilion, Botanical …

Flower of the Day: Lilacs
June 30, 2018 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lilacs
Flower of the Day: Lilacs

Lilacs originated in Turkey, so it’s logical that they spread east as well as west.
Blooming lilacs lined the streets in Beijing, China, when I visited last April. Beautiful sight — and smell!
(Photo ©2018 by Susan …

Flowers of the Day: Orchids and Roses
February 21, 2015 – 8:23 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: Orchids and Roses
Flowers of the Day: Orchids and Roses

Who would have contemplated pairing pink-tipped roses with green and orange orchids?
This compact arrangement was on the desk of a junior (two-level) suite in the Peninsula Hotel in Beijing, China.
Guess that’s why top-end floral arrangers …

Flower of the Day: Orchid
January 3, 2015 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Orchid
Flower of the Day: Orchid

Less is more? Maybe in the case of orchids, more is more.
These magnificent blooms graced a table in a junior (two-level) suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Beijing, China.
No fragrance but what beauty!
(Photo ©2014 by …

Flowers of the Day: Peninsula Hotel in Beijing
November 15, 2014 – 8:48 am | Comments Off on Flowers of the Day: Peninsula Hotel in Beijing
Flowers of the Day: Peninsula Hotel in Beijing

One of the most beautiful public attributes of a five-star hotel is the flower arrangement in the lobby.
Always a focal point, sometimes the display is so over the top as to be spellbinding.
Such was this …