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A sweltering day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

I happened to visit Chicago during the NATO summit.  Random chance, but we managed to stay low key, avoiding any drama.  Maybe not the best weekend for tourists in Chicago, however it was a great weekend for plant enthusiasts.   371 more words


The Montreal Botanical Garden

The Montreal Botanical Garden as seen during the Butterflies Go Free exhibit.  For more photos of the garden, see the previous post.  


An Olmsted Masterpiece: The Biltmore Estate

In the 1890’s, George Washington Vanderbilt built the largest house in America, and who better to devise the grounds than Frederick Law Olmsted.  Only the finest were allowed to grace this extravagant vacation mansion, and so it was that Olmsted, the landscape architect who had designed many U.S. 331 more words


Cornell corpse plant in full bloom

Yesterday, I drove to Ithaca to see and smell the corpse plant (Amorphophallus titanum). The photos barely capture the beauty of this inflorescence, and I’m sorry there isn’t a way to post smells onto wordpress.   206 more words

Plants In The News

The Weekly Botanical: March 1 - 8, 2012

Out of Binghamton University came the cover article of the March 1 issue of Nature.  The discovery and understanding of a fossilized forest floor dating to 385 million years ago. 422 more words

Plants In The News

The free gardens of Columbus Ohio

My first visit to a topiary garden was this past weekend in Columbus. Before we arrived I had anticipated shrubs shaped into unicorns and teddy bears with hopes that Edward Scissorhands would be the groundskeeper. 756 more words

As Seen Through Art

James Pass Arboretum

One of the projects for Onondaga County Save the Rain, is the James Pass Arboretum. The project consists of two rain gardens, currently resembling empty sandy-bottomed ponds.   231 more words

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