Rose Study

While working on my study of tulips in the garden, I was already planing on doing the same for the roses in my garden. I have to warn you, that in the following post not all roses in my garden are represented. This is because I have early and late bloomers. As with tulips, I […]

Tulip Study

Tulips have always fascinated me and over the years I have learned that they don’t all look like something painted by a Dutch master, but rather come in all shapes and colors. I have several different ones in my garden but every year I add more. There is always a tulip, more often than not […]

Huntington Gardens

On of my favorite gardens in California are the Huntington Botanical Gardens. The 120 acres feature 16 themed gardens and there is always something blooming. I can visit many times, and each time I’ll discover something new and enjoy the parts that I have fond memories of. This time, various camellias around the gardens, the […]

Postcard from Mainau Island

Visiting Mainau Island on Lake Constance is always a special treat. In need of a small getaway, I asked a friend if she’d join me to spend the weekend in Meersburg. The last time I was there was in autumn and I looked forward to visiting in summer. There were many more tourists there, but […]