2019 is the Year of the Snapdragon
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Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise
January 12, 2019 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise
Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise

Yellow Bird of Paradise flowers grow wild on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
These were pictured in September 2018.
(Photo ©by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise
October 6, 2018 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise
Flower of the Day: Bird of Paradise

On the lush Caribbean island of Dominica, birds-of-paradise grow wild.
These were spotted earlier this month on the eastern side of the tropical isle.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time
December 12, 2016 – 8:35 am | Comments Off on If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time
If It’s December, It’s Poinsettia Time

Yes: today’s National Poinsettia Day.
The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist, physician and Minister to Mexico who in 1828 sent cuttings of the plant he’d discovered in Southern Mexico to …

Flower(s) of the Day: Hotel Nacional
May 30, 2015 – 8:20 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Hotel Nacional
Flower(s) of the Day: Hotel Nacional

This bouquet greeted visitors to the Hotel Nacional in late April.
The iconic hotel, built in the 1930s in Art Deco style, is a must-see stop in Havana, Cuba — even if you’re staying at one …

Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
February 9, 2013 – 8:28 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea
Flower of the Day: Bougainvillea

Since bougainvillea is your Road Trips Gardener‘s favorite flower, it’ll turn up often in this Saturday compilation.
These stunningly, shockingly, Schiaparelli hot pink bougainvillea blooms were snapped at Dennis’ Restaurant on the Caribbean island of Antigua. …

Every Tree Tells a Story
July 7, 2012 – 4:53 pm | Comments Off on Every Tree Tells a Story
Every Tree Tells a Story

“Every Tree Tells a Story”, but some stand as living reminders of our country’s past. Twelve extraordinary trees and tree groupings at twelve sites in the United States have been collected into a “landslide” exhibit …

Flower of the Day: Amaryllis
March 31, 2012 – 12:43 pm | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Amaryllis
Flower of the Day: Amaryllis

In North America, the flower known as the amaryllis is a Christmas conceit, often forced to bloom indoors in late December as part of holiday decorations.
But, it seems, this blossoming bulb isn’t really an …

Plants and Flowers Festival
October 3, 2011 – 2:57 am | Comments Off on Plants and Flowers Festival
Plants and Flowers Festival

The National Plants and Flowers Festival at the Jardín Botánico Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, takes place November 17 through 20, 2011.
There will be workshops on maintenance and cultivation of orchids, bonsai making, …

Papillon Garden in the Dominican Republic
December 9, 2010 – 3:27 am | One Comment
Papillon Garden in the Dominican Republic

Exotic butterflies have claimed residence at Dominican Republic’s first butterfly park. The Papillon Garden in Rancho Baiguate, Jarabacoa, showcases six species from the Papilionidae and Nymphalidae families, two of the most vibrant and common families …