Saturday, August 27

Garden Tour Bucket List: The Huntington Library Botanical Gardens San Marino California

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today we visit Huntington Library Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.


Learn more about the Huntington Library's 12 gardens here.

Friday, August 26

Friday's Flower "Peony"

If you are planning for next year's garden, try adding some peonies. These beauties bloom in June and put on a spectacular show. I have white peonies, but they come in pinks and reds too.
They can be planted in spring or fall, so if you are looking for something new to plant this fall, consider the peony.

For peony growing tips click here.

Saturday, August 20

Garden Tour Bucket List: Royal Botanic Gardens "Kew Gardens" England

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today we visit Kew Gardens in England.



To learn more visit their website here.

Friday, August 19

Friday's Flower "Impatiens"

For color all summer and fall, choose impatiens. They do great in the shade and come in so many pretty colors. I like filling in between perennials in shade gardens with this plant. They also do well in containers that I position all over my property, mostly under trees and shady spots.

For tips on growing impatiens, click here.

Saturday, August 13

Garden Tour Bucket List: Bodnant Garden North Wales

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today we visit Bodnant Garden in North Wales.


Learn more about Bodnant Garden at the National Trust site here.

Friday, August 12

Friday's Flowers "Hydrangea"

 
Don't these beauties remind you of snowballs? These hydrangeas are always a show stopper in the garden and do well in partial shade. In the heat of August, their while snow ball shapes bring back memories of the cool days of winter (in which we will be wishing for summer!)

Click here for hydrangea growing tips from This Old House.

Wednesday, August 10

Garden Creatures: Frogs

What would a garden be without a frog pond? And a frog pond without frogs? These little guys are brand new this year. It's hard to tell from the photographs, but they are quite small. Their bigger, older extended family also live in the pond. It's fun to listen to the deep croak of the bullfrog when he decides to be vocal.

 
This particular frog pond is in my parents' garden.

 
Every year we enjoy watching the tiny tadpoles morph into these little frogs and then grow and grow, year by year.

 
Welcome to the pond, little frogs!

Saturday, August 6

Garden Tour Bucket List: Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today we visit the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island of Hawaii.


To learn more, visit the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Gardens website here.

Friday, August 5

Friday's Flower "Raspberry Flambe Daylily"

This pretty daylily grows in my mother's garden. Raspberry Flambe is so pretty, I plan to add this variety to my own garden. Click here to read more about this cultivar at the American Hermerocallis Society.
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