Manahòana from Madagascar!

Manahòana from Madagascar!

November 5, 2008 | Sarada Krishnan
Walking though the streets of Tana today, I can’t help but notice the cultural diversity of this city. The traffic is horrendous with street vendors peddling their wares to anyone that they can get their attention of. Mangoes are in season with a multitude of varieties on display. The hillsides are...Learn 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...Learn 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...Learn more

Digital Nature: An evening of multimedia art

October 7, 2008 | Rachel Murray
Thursday, Oct. 9 from 7-10 p.m. Featuring art and music by: David Fodel. Normal Ones. Natascha Seideneck & Rebecca Dolan. Cacheflowe. Corey Scott & Dafe Hughes. h.dot and little dove. Ten and Tracer. Video created for Addictive TV Mixmasters Series, 2003 Music by David Fodel This year's...Learn 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...Learn more
The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

The Autumn Leaves in Montreal, Canada

October 5, 2008 | Linda Maich
Jasmine Tea and  Mooncakes in Montreal

Jasmine Tea and Mooncakes in Montreal

October 3, 2008 | Linda Maich
Yesterday, I drank jasmine tea and ate a mooncake at the Montreal Botanical Garden; it is the season of the Magic of the Lanterns, and the Chinese Garden is adorned with many colorful and graceful figures that have been designed in Montreal and made in Shanghai. They are filled with lights in the...Learn more
Capetown: Garden city of South Africa

Capetown: Garden city of South Africa

September 29, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
South Africa - Formal Gardens and an Amaryllid

South Africa - Formal Gardens and an Amaryllid

September 26, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Ah, Africa!

Ah, Africa!

September 25, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

Leaves of Grass: Autumnal bounty

September 11, 2008 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Is it a coincidence that Walt Whitman named his revolutionary collection of poetry "Leaves of Grass"? Grass is the dominant vegetation in our region, and ornamental grasses have revolutionized horticulture across America in recent decades. If I had to pick a favorite grass, right now I would have...Learn more

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