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I'm a Scientist Now

Settling into the USA // Longwood Garden’s Research Department // Tissue Culture

So after recovering from food poisoning, I managed to feel well for about three days before getting a stinking cold, which made me feel rubbish for over a week! 1,393 more words

Garden Work


Longwood Gardens is a completely normal garden in comparison to the last travel post I made. Longwood features 1,077 acres of flowers, trees, shrubs, fountains, plus a 4 acre conservatory. 220 more words




I make too much of houses, I know that. I always have. So on a recent visit to the Virgin Islands to try to locate four homes I had lived in nearly forty years ago, I ran into a wall. 363 more words



Just a few pictures of some of the beautiful spring blooms from Longwood Gardens last weekend.

Copper beech tree

The meadow garden

Japanese wisteria


Longwood Gardens - Grounds

I had the opportunity to visit Longwood Gardens, the awe-inspiring horticultural monument built with the DuPont fortune. It was simply amazing: world-class greenhouses, beautiful grounds with immaculate tree houses, ponds, and mansions, and the best collection of orchids I’ve ever laid eyes on.


Sleight of hand

A nifty trick I saw in Japan last year was the training of chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums, or kiku, are the national flower of Japan and the symbol of the Imperial family. 157 more words

Like Crumpled Butterfly's Wings / CFFC

I spent Mother’s Day in Longwood Gardens, soaking up colors and fragrances. Huge red poppies were blooming by the square fountain. I found all the stages of opening of the flowers fascinating. 94 more words