Needing Street Wisdom

Needing Street Wisdom

I’ve been really frustrated with myself for the past few days.  I had a revelation; an idea I was really excited to write about – it was insightful, it was interesting, it was motivating and original….and I had it while I was walking my dog last week.  Then a guy in an orange jeep drove up,…

Spring Inspiration

Spring Inspiration

I am headed to the airport shortly to hop a plane to Seattle. I haven’t been to Seattle since a couple of weeks before I was married. I remember three things about that trip: 1. We dropped the transmission of our car on one of the most remote of the San Juan Islands and had…

TANT DE FORÊTS…

TANT DE FORÊTS…

This little video just knocked my socks off. It is beautifully illustrated and oh so clear….it is based on this poem: TANT DE FORÊTS… Tant de forêts arrachées à la terre Et massacrées Achevées Rotativées Tant de forêts sacrifiées pour la pâte à papier Des milliards de journaux attirant annuellement l´attention des lecteurs sur les…

Rose Bowlin Diary – Day 2

Rose Bowlin Diary – Day 2

Whoa – it’s February already!.  That really snuck up on me! January went by was faster than a collection of short and cold days have a right to.  I think its time to catch up from the beginning of the year….from when we were in beautiful southern California. I’ve pondered the best way to tell…

Rose Bowlin’ with The California Flower Growers – Day 1

We left our down coats in Colorado and flew to warm California last night and these beautiful cut flowers greeted us in our hotel. (This is best shot I could get in the low light…and I didn’t even try to capture the giant arms of orchids that sprayed out to the sides of this huge…

Black Madras Ornamental Rice

Black Madras Ornamental Rice

I returned late Thursday night from the International Trials Conference at Longwood Gardens. The conference was fantastic because of the information presented, the people I met, and the new plants that we saw at various trials. I have a new listing of plants that I want to grow in 2014 at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens….

Top 5 Garden Travel Destinations

Top 5 Garden Travel Destinations

Are you traveling this month?  I hope so – we all need a break every once in a while. I’m giving August a theme this year (this is a new thing….what do you think about every month having a theme?).  The theme is traveling and I will have lots of posts related to garden visits,…

Garden Bloggers Event

  So here is the deal…I am finally, (FINALLY!) (after years of telling myself I should) attending a conference for bloggers.  Oh — and as a newbie to one of these events…I am also going to be speaking.  Nothing like jumping into the deep end right? It’s all happening in Atlanta, GA on Sept. 22-24….

Cool Globes On Boston Common

Cool Globes On Boston Common

I have a couple invitations for you today –The first is for Boston locals and the other is for garden bloggers. I’m going to be at both events (the details of the garden bloggers event to come in a second post) so shall we hang out? On August 15th the Boston Common will host the…

Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Garden Gallery: Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan

Are your phlox blooming yet?  In new England we are not quite there yet….but in Japan, well that is a different story. This is Higashimokoto Flower Park in Hokkaido, Japan and this is what it looks like from mid May-mid June.  I came across it today as I was looking for more information about moss…

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