Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Mendocino Coast Botancial Garden
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Christmas cactus, or Schlumbergera, is native to the mountains of south-eastern Brazil. It likes shade and high humidity. It can be recognized by its leaf-like pads and pink flowers which flower only around Thanksgiving or Christmas (hence the name).
Here are some tips for caring for your Christmas cactus:
1. Keep away from direct sunlight, drafts, heat vents, or fireplaces.
2. Provide a source of humidity. You can put a tray of water next to the plant, so that the water evaporates and provides humidity.
3. Do not overwater. Once a week should be enough. And if you can, don't water from the top. It is best to put the plant in a tray of water and allow water to seep through holes in the bottom of the container.
4. Prune your cactus one month after blooming.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Descanso Gardens, located in La Canada Flintridge, California, is a lovely place to visit if you are ever in southern California. It covers 160 acres, and was founded in 1953 by newspaper magnate, E. Manchester Boddy, who owed the Los Angeles Daily News.
Descanso Gardens is known as the "garden of gardens." There are several beautiful gardens on the property, including a Japanese garden, a rose garden, a lilac garden, and a California Native Garden. Vistors can also ride the Enchanted Railroad, which is a replica of a diesel train that takes visitors around a section of the garden.
The garden is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission for adults is $8.00. Children are $6.00.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum
Today, there are over 900 labeled trees and plants, including conifers, lilac, oaks, and magnolias. Visitors can stroll along the paths, enjoying the natural flora and fauna of Cincinnati.
The arboretum is open from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.
One last thing: Joanne Faries bestowed this Addictive Blog Award on me. Thank you, Joanne! I guess if you really like gardens, this blog can be addictive!
I will pass it on to Arnie at Travel Gourmande and Elle Sees.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Visitors can enjoy an expansive green lawn, gorgeous flowers, an octagonal pond of water known as the Grand Bassin where children sail model boats, statues, and two fountains: the Medici Fountain, a romantic baroque fountain built in 1630, and the Fontaine de l'Observatoire, built in 1873.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
One more thing, before I close: I am a guest on author, Virginia Wright's blog. I'll be giving away free copies of my book, That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN! And tomorrow (November 5th), I'm participating in the I'm Thankful for my Readers blog hop on my other blog, Mama Diaries. I am very thankful for all of my followers here! To show my appreciation, I will be giving away an Amazon gift card. Please stop by and comment, so you can have a chance to win!
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