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.
Road Trips Gardeners know that some of the best gardens in the world are found in the United Kingdom. Of course …

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Monarch Butterflies in Michoacan, Mexico
January 20, 2023 – 3:15 am | Comments Off on Monarch Butterflies in Michoacan, Mexico
Monarch Butterflies in Michoacan, Mexico

The oyamel fir trees of central Mexico (in and around Michoacan) are cloaked in orange as millions of monarch butterflies roost over winter – an extraordinary spectacle.
The monarch butterflies arrived late this year, delayed …

“The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art
June 19, 2020 – 9:12 pm | Comments Off on “The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art
“The Artist’s Garden” – secret spaces inspiring art

Road Trips Gardeners no doubt know that some of the greatest painters in history were inspired by their gardens. Having a garden close to one’s home or studio is not only convenient for daily material …

Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad
September 7, 2019 – 8:44 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad
Flower of the Day: Pink Bromeliad

A pink bromeliad is in full bloom at Xcaret in Cancun, Mexico.
According to Wikipedia, the Bromeliaceae are a family of monocot flowering plants of 51 genera and around 3475 known species native mainly to the …

Flower(s) of the Day: Fake
June 29, 2019 – 8:32 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Fake
Flower(s) of the Day: Fake

Somehow it’s especially disheartening to run across dozens of artificial flowers when in a semi-tropical country.
These faux fleurs were for sale in Mazatlan, Mexico.

(Photo ©2010 by Susan McKee)

If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time
December 12, 2016 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time
If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time

Yes: today’s National Poinsettia Day.
The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist, physician and Minister to Mexico who in 1828 sent cuttings of the plant he’d discovered in Southern Mexico to …