Holly Chase has an exciting Botanical Tour of Turkey organized for April 4-18, followed by an extension trip to Cappadocia April 17-20. This is professionally guided by a Turkish taxonomist and a Swedish orchidologist. Holly promises a special gift to our Mystic Garden Club for each member who joins the trip. This is a grand [...]
Entries Categorized as 'travel'
February 3, 2010
March 8, 2009
Click on the images to enlargeCraftsmen arrange the flowers by hand, directly onto the square’s cobblestones, without any soil. Grass and tree bark are also used to provide color. Story submitted by Jane Bogdan.
September 22, 2008
Fran Oat has shared photos of flowers on the trundra on her trip to Siberia and the Bering Sea.
August 27, 2008
July 18, 2008
Diane Davis visited The International Rose Test Garden, in Portland, Oregon. It is the oldest official continuously operated public use test garden in the U.S. Its primary purpose is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties. The 4.5 acre garden with over 7,000 rose plants is on a hill with beautiful views [...]
June 15, 2008
Karen Carriera recently visited The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. She brought back some wonderful photos. The Butchart Gardens were originally a limestone and clay quarry for Mr. Butchart’s nearby cement factory. The first section of the Residence was completed in 1904. Jennie Foster Kennedy married Mr. Butchart and devoted herself to the development [...]
April 29, 2008
What a fabulous place Logees is! This trip was a terrific success and hopefully will be an annual event.
March 31, 2008
There’s nothing like a winter get away to “the islands”. We are greeted not only with blue skies, warm breezes but also a feast for the eyes of wonderful tropical flowers. Karen Carriera has returned from St. John with these wonderful pictures to share.border=”0″ />
March 28, 2008
These photos were taken by Bert Turner at the Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand at their “Festival of Flowers” week. Note the center aisle from entrance to altar area paved with flowers. Side aisles features the arrangements. Costume for the parade were done by Jenny Gillies, Costume & Fabric, Cosume & Fabric Designer. Fabulous! Her [...]
March 1, 2008
We have been coming to Hawaii for the past 5 winters. I am always so impressed with the flora and fauna here. There are several botanical gardens “up country” which means part way up the side of the volcano. The elevation assures more moisture and a slightly cooler climate than at sea level. I am [...]