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(s) of the Day: Dinner Centerpiece
April 6, 2019 – 8:36 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Dinner Centerpiece
Flower(s) of the Day: Dinner Centerpiece

Flowers surround a candle for a centerpiece at Ashford Castle, an eight-hundred-year-old five-star hotel in County Mayo, Ireland.
(Photo ©2007 by Susan McKee)

Today’s Post is a Public Service Announcement
March 17, 2017 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Today’s Post is a Public Service Announcement
Today’s Post is a Public Service Announcement

It’s St. Patrick’s Day.
The symbol of St. Patrick’s Day is the shamrock, because the missionary famously used the three-leaf clover as a metaphor for the Trinity.
The shamrock has three lobes, like the image, left. It …

We’re Number Three!
July 14, 2014 – 8:31 am | Comments Off on We’re Number Three!
We’re Number Three!

Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, Ireland, has scooped up third place in National Geographic’s list of the World’s Top 10 Gardens.
Powerscourt was one of seven European gardens to make the list and was beaten only …

World Flower Show plus Gardens
January 15, 2014 – 8:41 am | Comments Off on World Flower Show plus Gardens
World Flower Show plus Gardens

It’s often easier to visit blockbuster shows on an escorted tour. Insight Vacations has organized a 17-day jaunt to Ireland and England to include the 2014 World Flower Show in Dublin, Ireland.
“Ireland & England in …

2014 World Flower Show in Dublin
December 30, 2013 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on 2014 World Flower Show in Dublin
2014 World Flower Show in Dublin

The World Flower Show will be held in Ireland for the first time next year.
It’ll take place June 18 through 22, 2014, in the RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland.
The World Flower Show, an …

Flower(s) of the Day: Dundalk, Ireland
November 23, 2013 – 8:42 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Dundalk, Ireland
Flower(s) of the Day: Dundalk, Ireland

As if visitors who’ve spent time at the Doagh Famine Village in Dundalk, Ireland, need any reminding, the curators have added this bittersweet planter.
No: in 1840s Ireland, life was not a bed of roses.
The concept …

Flower of the Day: Mums
November 9, 2013 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Mums
Flower of the Day: Mums

A simple bouquet of lavender, pink and white chrysanthemums decorates a table in the Shells Café in Strandhill — along the Atlantic coast in County Sligo, Ireland.
It’s the perfect flower for an early fall day.

(Photo …

Antrim Garden Trail
March 1, 2013 – 4:31 pm | Comments Off on Antrim Garden Trail
Antrim Garden Trail

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
By Ballyrobert Cottage Garden and Nursery
Ireland is blessed with a mild and temperate climate, making it a plantsman’s joy enabling gardeners to grow a wide variety of plants and …

“Flower” of the Day: Shamrock
March 17, 2012 – 12:33 pm | Comments Off on “Flower” of the Day: Shamrock
“Flower” of the Day: Shamrock

What possibly could be the choice for today — St. Patrick’s Day — if not the shamrock!
Of course, reasonable people disagree about the actual plant referred to as the shamrock. It could be the …

Glenarm Castle
June 16, 2011 – 12:59 am | Comments Off on Glenarm Castle
Glenarm Castle

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