|Chanticleer gardens in Wayne, PA|
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
|Bold container plantings at the entrance to Chanticleer Gardens.|
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
|Time to dust off your garden journal or start a new one!|
They take notes on what blooms when, what the weather is like, what plant combinations they like and which ones they do not. They makes lists of what they need to remember to change in the spring, in the summer, or the fall. And then they read them, do what they recorded, and cross them off!
And this is the moment to start: as flowers begin to bloom!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
|Oncidium Group Orchid in Phipps Orchid Room this February|
I hope that you enjoy a few more colorful orchids from Phipps Conservatory!
Friday, February 15, 2013
|Hellebores orientalis in the Shade Path Garden|
February is here at Gilmore Gardens in Pennsylvania! There are a few early signs of spring today, though they are shivering at the moment in 32 F (0 C) and will be even colder tonight as it is supposed to get down to 17 F (-8 C). We had snow flurries for Valentine's Day yesterday instead of the 40 F that was predicted. But it is warmer inside with all of the heart garlands hanging about thanks to my daughter Grace.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
|My family's visit to Phipps' winter Orchid Show.|
If you are ever near the Pittsburgh, PA area during the bleak months of January or February, the Orchid & Bonsai Show at Phipps is definitely worth a stop! This year it is showcased from January 12 - February 24, 2013. It has been my favorite of their flowers shows over the past three years, with their Spring Show as a close second. And as my friend from Florida pointed out, it is the cheapest way to soak up some Floridian heat and humidity in the midst of our cold, dry Pennsylvania winter!