Wonder

Wonder

December 4, 2008 | Linda Maich
Meanwhile, the gracefulness particular to this season takes shape through a delicate choreography, and nature continues her cyclical, imperfect journey. Recently, I saw a dragonfly clinging to leaves and branches near the Gates Montane Garden, its tattered, iridescent wings prismatic in the...Read more
Nymphaea capensis in bloom in research greenhouse

Nymphaea capensis in bloom in research greenhouse

November 20, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
Sporting a lovely blue flower in the research greenhouse last week was the exotic species tropical waterlily, Nymphaea capensis . The plant was grown from seed and presented to the Gardens by Curator of Native Plants, Dan Johnson. Dan and C. McMaster collected the seed in the wild (Feb. 2006) in...Read more
Nymphaea 'St. Louis Gold'

Nymphaea 'St. Louis Gold'

November 19, 2008 | Joe Tomocik
The brilliant yellow tropical waterlily Nymphaea ‘St. Louis Gold’ is lighting up the propagation greenhouse at Denver Botanic Gardens. Possibly the brightest yellow waterlily of all, ‘St. Louis Gold’ was hybridized by the legendary Dr. George H. Pring. With ample light and water temperatures above...Read more
All good things must end...

All good things must end...

October 16, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
A Love Letter to the Montréal Botanical Garden

A Love Letter to the Montréal Botanical Garden

October 12, 2008 | Linda Maich
Only two days left to enjoy my time at the Montréal Botanical Garden. So, I decide to walk in the Courtyard of the Senses where the signs that identify the plants are written in French, English, Latin and Braille. On the MBG website there is a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the man who wrote...Read more
Wonders of Africa

Wonders of Africa

October 9, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
The symbol of Kirstenbosh, the National Botanical Garden in Capetown, is the Bird of Paradise. An amazing "albino" (which is missing the red pigment and has the still has the yellow pigment) was released a few years ago as Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold.' We were thrilled to see this in several...Read more
Finally, out to the veldt!

Finally, out to the veldt!

October 6, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Although I have been to Capetown on all of my six trips to South Africa, this was the first one where I managed to actually get to the top of Table Mountains. On other trips the crowds were too big or the weather too blustery, but Saturday, the sun was shining gloriously, and although it was a tad...Read more
The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

October 5, 2008 | Linda Maich
Natives in fall

Natives in fall

October 1, 2008 | Dominique Bayne
The benefits of growing native plants are many - they are easy to grow, they increase native biodiversity, they reduce the risk of introducing invasives, and they use little water to name a few. In fall though, probably more than any other time of year, the overriding reason is their beauty. It is...Read more
Capetown: Garden city of South Africa

Capetown: Garden city of South Africa

September 29, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis

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