Tag: gardening

Orchid Madness

Number 24

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Hibiscus

this is how it will be

Black Iris – the bud

The last of this three-part series

A forest jar

We went for a walk in the woods and found ourselves surrounded.

Peaches and Pears

snippets of our garden in Ravenna

Leaves

As you might have noticed, it’s officially Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Well, at least in Europe, I’m not sure about everyone else. On Sunday we went to the Botanical Gardens of Madrid and it was beautiful. The flowers (yes, there were flowers), the…

Flowering succulent

The flowering of an adopted plant that holds so many memories

Feeding Madrid’s insects

A Xylocopa sp. on our lavender. We have a very narrow windowsill but still managed to plant a handful of aromatic plants…and we are not the only ones that are enjoying them!

Orchids. Surprisingly simple.

Every time someone comes over to my mother’s or my house, they look at our orchids, amazed. We have dozens of them, nearly all gifts, untidily arranged on window sills. Some are heavy with their second or third (or more, who remembers?) bloom; others…