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Heale House Garden, Wiltshire

Travel time again! I can’t believe how fast a year has gone by and how things have changed! Talk about a New York minute 🙁 Of the gardens we visited in Wiltshire last April, this was my favourite. Quirky, eclectic and slightly untidy like me 🙂 Heale House has 8 acres of an Arts and

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Flowers

Garden in Santiago, Chile

I was going through my photos the other day looking for roses 🙂 and came across my garden in Chile. We lived there from 2005 to 2009, about 4 1/2 years. The garden was already in place with shrubs but I added a collection of wonderful roses. As luck would have it, there was a

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Flowers

Bowood House Woodland Gardens

Bowood estate encompasses 2000 acres, part of which includes a marvelous woodland garden with over 2 miles of woodland pathways meandering through native, specimen and flowering shrubs and trees. It was laid out in 1854 by the 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne and added to ever since. It is situated a short drive down the road

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Gardening

Bowood House

Now that the greater part of North America seems to be digging itself out of various snowstorms its time for some escapism 🙂 Last spring I traveled to England and visited the county of Wiltshire which has wonderful gardens, Roman ruins and of course the ancient sites of Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill, chalk horses carved

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Gardening

Urban Landscapes

Back in mid April (how time flies…) I went to England to see the glorious woodland bluebells and a sample of the stunning gardens that dot the fair isle. The first few days I spent in London in the up and coming area of Southwark. As I wandered the streets, I noticed the sheer number

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Flowers

Wildflowers of Andalucia

A few years ago I went on a riding vacation in Andalucia, Spain. Although I had no intention of taking flower pictures at the time, the sheer number of wildflowers everywhere was too great a temptation to pass up! So here are the wonderful wildflowers that grow by the roadsides and in the meadows of

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Versailles
Gardening

Garden of Versailles

A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the palace and gardens of Versailles.  The palace itself is a baroque wonder but sadly jammed with people most of the time now.  The gardens are another matter, built on a grand scale by André Le Notre to showcase the Sun King’s power and

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Gardening

Gardens of Sweden – Carl Linnaeus

Back in 2009, I had the privilege of visiting my dearest friend in Sweden and seeing some of the loveliest gardens and historic landscapes in northern Europe.  She lived in Uppsala, the home of the famous “father of taxonomy” Carl Linnaeus.  He first studied at the University of Uppsala and later became a professor and

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Travel

Trees in Santiago

Going through my photos of plants and flowers from Chile, I realized I have way too many for one blog.  So here is the first of a couple of blogs on plants from Chile, both native and introduced.  With its wonderful Mediterranean climate, Santiago boasts both tender and hardy flowering trees.  Outside of Santiago is

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