‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
November 3, 2019 – 9:53 pm | Comments Off on ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens

As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

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Beijing Horticultural Exposition
September 9, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Beijing Horticultural Exposition
Beijing Horticultural Exposition

The Beijing Horticultural Exposition is well underway Yanqing District of China’s capital. It opened April 28, 2019, and runs through October 7, 2019.
A massive expo, there are five main venues: International Pavilion, China Pavilion, Botanical …

Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots
February 9, 2019 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots
Flower of the Day: Pink Blooms in Pots

Flowering plants fill the atrium of Zhou Enlai’s former residence near the Jialing River in Chongqing, China.
Now a museum, it outlines Zhou’s time in Chongqing during the country’s civil war.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing
December 1, 2018 – 8:12 am | Comments Off on Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing
Flower(s) of the Day: Pots of Blooms in Chongqing

A colorful array of flowers and plants in pots greets visitors to Chongqing Liangjiang International Movie City — a combination film studio and theme park in the Longxing Industrial Park, Yubei District, Chongqing, China.
Historic façades …

Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
October 8, 2018 – 8:21 am | Comments Off on Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden
Chrysanthemums in a Classic Chinese Garden

Road Trips Gardeners will have to hurry across the Pacific Ocean to catch the annual chrysanthemum show in the Humble Administrator’s Garden, 178 Northeast Street, Gusu District, Suzhou, China.
The seasonal display opened September 1, and …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
August 25, 2018 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry trees are pictured in full blossom in the Huashan Mountains of China.
These were flowering last April.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Formal Planter
August 4, 2018 – 8:25 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Formal Planter
Flower of the Day: Formal Planter

Stately arrangements of plants in tall planters outline the area around the Shanghai Museum in Shanghai, China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Roses
July 28, 2018 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Roses
Flower of the Day: Roses

Shocking pink roses were blooming in profusion last April in Hangchen Park, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China.
(Photo by ©2018 Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Tulips
July 14, 2018 – 8:17 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Tulips
Flower of the Day: Tulips

Bright red tulips (and a rogue yellow bloom) lined a narrow street in Dangjacun Village, Shaanxi Province, China, last April.
Since the bulb flower originated in Turkey, it’s logical that its popularity spread east as well …

Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
July 7, 2018 – 8:11 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms
Flower of the Day: Cherry Blossoms

Pink cherry blossoms were everywhere on Huashan Mountain in Shaanxi Province, China.
Spring is a beautiful time to visit rural China.
(Photo ©2018 by Susan McKee)

Flower of the Day: Lilacs
June 30, 2018 – 8:09 am | Comments Off on Flower of the Day: Lilacs
Flower of the Day: Lilacs

Lilacs originated in Turkey, so it’s logical that they spread east as well as west.
Blooming lilacs lined the streets in Beijing, China, when I visited last April. Beautiful sight — and smell!
(Photo ©2018 by Susan …