This one is a little taste for my friend Barry who really wants to make it to see the alpine garden at the Denver Botanic Garden, someday.
I have no idea, but WHAT? The aliens are here.
This last shot is of the “Ponderosa Garden” near the entrance.
Denver is incredible. I am loving it so far and can’t believe I’ve only been here just over 24 hours. I’ve already taken in more than my brain can process.
Do you become absolutely insufferable through the last dregs of winter? Do you cry, bitch, and moan that spring will never come and you will not make it out alive, not this time? Well then you and I are in the same boat my friend, and this post is for you.
Last April I spoke at the Drawn and Quarterly bookstore in Montreal to promote my book, Grow Great Grub. While there, I took the opportunity to visit my favourite botanical garden, the Montreal Botanical Gardens. If you’d like to see images of the gardens and greenhouse at different times of the year, I have an archive of images from past trips. You can not visit Montreal without visiting the garden!
Magnolia trees in bloom. Enough said.
I love the way the hardy sedum trails over the hard edges of the concrete border, and the little muscari flowers that are popping up within it.
Grecian Thistle (Ptilostemon afer). My love for thistles is expanding.
…I was in Barbados and it was day 3 into our 35 day trip to the Caribbean. We took the bus from Christ Church to the capital city, Bridgetown.
Meat donut. Your choice of sausage or minced meat. We got the coconut.
A very colourful combination currently blooming at the Queen Wilhelmina Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park (right underneath the giant windmill where the park meets Ocean Beach).
I took this photo last year, although I’m sure if I went there today it would look much the same. Spadina House is one of my favourite Toronto hidden gems. I like to go there on sunny summer afternoons to lay underneath the apple trees. It is always quiet and solitary. And the gardens are fun to explore too.