Tagged With "garden"

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Re: Museum Island, Berlin (Where Gumbo was #271)

GarryRF ·
An amazing collection of sculpture. Worth a few days exploring the Museums alone. Fly Liverpool to Berlin with Ryanair return ticket for a 2 day trip. £105. Serious thoughts ......
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

DrFumblefinger ·
Luv your garden posts! They've taught me to look at the micro of a garden, not just the overview. Thanks for this!
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Re: California Gardens 2017: Gold Country, Part I

PortMoresby ·
A nice observation, DrF, both aspects of the "art" I speak of.
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
As it snows and storms outside, a welcome diversion! I find all cacti interesting but there's something captivating about the saguaro forest around Tucson. While visiting Saguaro National Park (years ago, before it was a national park), I remember a newspaper clipping tacked onto the park's information board. The headline read something like "Saguaro cactus involved in double homocide". Seems a drunk yahoo with a shotgun drove out to the desert to kill himself a giant saguaro. He did, the...
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

GarryRF ·
I love to travel in the winter to hot countries - who doesn't ? But apart from the obvious reasons you get access to rare and strange fruit that just doesn't travel well. Star fruit, Custard apples, Salak and Prickly pears ! PRICKLY PEARS Delicious !!
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

Former Member ·
You actually can eat those fruits?
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

PHeymont ·
It may seem a little surprising, but yes…it’s food! I always wonder about things like this: Who was the first human desperate enough to try eating a spiny thistle (the one we call an artichoike!)
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

Travel Rob ·
Spending time in the Tucson area, I've learned to appreciate cacti even more. What amazes me is how many tall saguaro there are because it takes so long for them to grow.
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Re: A Visit to the “Spine Garden:”Cactus in Arizona’s Sonora Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
I love the Saguaro forest around Tucson. Especially in the spring when the cacti are in bloom!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Jonathan L ·
Beautiful pictures. I hope that you get to enjoy both weeks of Calgary's summer!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
Ha Ha, the first is almost over!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

PHeymont ·
Well, our Brooklyn summer lasts longer, but we've had a surprisingly short spring after a tough winter—and to my surprise, our New Dawn roses—the pink ones in the pictures— are in full flourish a few weeks earlier than usual. In some climates, they're supposed to have a second bloom in October, but after years, we can only hope. That's all one New Dawn, over 25 years old...even when cut back to a stump it quickly and aggressively reclaims its territory.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
The climbing rose is beautiful, I wish I can grow this Calgary!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Jonathan L ·
Now that the weather is nice go to Pete's Drive-in for a burger and a shake.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
Good idea!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 18, 2015: The Conservancy Gardens NYC

PHeymont ·
Quite a surprise! I can't believe, for all the time I've spent in New York parks, that I completely missed these. Thanks for the introduction! Do you know who the sculptor was? I'm reminded a bit of Carl Milles.
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Re: A Road Trip Gallery: Fort Mason Community Garden & the Man in Pink

Jonathan L ·
Beautiful pictures. I can't wait to get back to the SF area.
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Re: A Road Trip Gallery: Fort Mason Community Garden & the Man in Pink

DrFumblefinger ·
Nobody sees what makes a small garden special better than you, PM! Beautiful photos!
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Re: A Road Trip Gallery: Fort Mason Community Garden & the Man in Pink

PHeymont ·
All beautiful...but the last one, that's magical.
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Re: Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Ontario (Where Gumbo Was #172)

Marilyn Jones ·
I so enjoyed this article and your fabulous photos. Well done!!
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

TravelingCanuck ·
Fantastic pictures. Thanks for this look at a very interesting and amazing park.
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful reveal!
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

Neil McAleer ·
Dear Karl - A beautiful sequence of images. I especially enjoyed seeing all the space(s) that you moved into and through and gave to your armchair companions through your fine images. Thank you. I plan to share your experience with my friend Ximena, who is planning to travel to India next year with a group of women friends. All my very best to you, Neil
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Re: Lodi Garden, Delhi (Where Gumbo was #162)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Neil! Your friend will enjoy India. You just need to be very careful about what you eat and drink. The Lodi Garden is a special spot within Delhi.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Once again - an excellent introduction to the Gardens and Museums of America. Loved the photo's too. Must have taken some time putting them all together. Thank you.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! The Huntington is one of my favorite places in the LA area and also pretty close to another one of my favorite spots ther , the beautiful racetrack, Santa Anita. As far as smog goes in LA , it really has gotten a lot better since I was a kid but still can be a shock to people.
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

GarryRF ·
Smog in LA ? It doesn't mention that in the travel guides !
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Re: The Huntington, Los Angeles (Where Gumbo Was)

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you catch Gainsborough's PINKY and BLUE BOY? Among my favorites at the Huntington. I haven't visited the Huntington in about 15 years but when we lived in the LA area we would try to stop by at least once every few years.
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

Jonathan L ·
The trains are fun, but the buildings are really the show.
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Re: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: Where Gumbo Was (#145)

GarryRF ·
Another great park - like Central Park NY - the creation of another Great Brit.
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

Travel Luver ·
Looks like a lot of fun!
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Re: Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens

PHeymont ·
I've been there in the past...it's great, but large-gauge models have never been my thing. But now that I know the display is built from garden scrap, I may have to take another look!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 19, 2014: Creating an Urban Jungle

PortMoresby ·
What fun. Go Joan!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 19, 2014: Creating an Urban Jungle

GarryRF ·
That's Art ! Something everyone can see - every day. Get art out of the dusty confines of a gallery and do it BIG That'll get the younger generation interested. Love it !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 16, 2014: Jardin Borda, Cuernavaca

PortMoresby ·
Very reminiscent of the Moorish-style gardens of Spain & Morocco, always the water.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 16, 2014: Jardin Borda, Cuernavaca

PHeymont ·
Not surprising in a way... One of our gleanings on our recent trip to Andalucia is that for the first two centuries of Spanish rule in the Americas, most of the Spanish immigrants came from the south, where Seville had a monopoly on trade with the "New World." That certainly accounts for a number of aspects of Latin American Spanish (s rather than Castilian th, etc.) and probably for the persistence of architectural attitudes and details that survived the fall of Moorish power for a long...
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

PortMoresby ·
Wow, very nice! Love the glass houses. And interesting to see mate' "on the hoof".
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

Dr.Y ·
What a nice green place (Calgary? not yet!) Thanks DrFumblefinger.
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Re: Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and photos! You've convinced me to make a longer trip to NYC. My short stays don't do your spectacular city justice.
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Re: Boston's Beautiful Public Garden

Travel Luver ·
It's a great garden and a wonderful place to go for a walk or jog at the end of a summer's day.
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Re: Kiku: The Art of Japanese Gardening at NY Botanical Gardens

PHeymont ·
I've never been long on botanical knowledge, sadly, but I've come to love walking through serious gardens, including the Brooklyn Botanic, almost in my backyard. Now you've given me something new to look for there!
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Kiftsgate Court

GarryRF ·
Wonderful colours and scenery. Worthy of the pages in a Countryside Magazine.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Kiftsgate Court

DrFumblefinger ·
Yet another amazing English garden! You really have an eye for what makes a great garden gallery, from overview to detail. Thanks much for sharing these!
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Re: Lyndale Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
That's a wonderful oasis of paradise hidden away in a busy city. I love to follow sign posts to what I would call "picnic spots". Take a seat and feel all that strain melt away. Good find Ottoman !
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

GarryRF ·
Looks like an enchanted garden. Maybe Alice in Wonderland lives there !
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PHeymont ·
Spectacular...and this one especially!
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PortMoresby ·
Yes, a common plant with an uncommon coloring. I'm partial to the fern.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most beautiful gardens I've ever visited (through your excellent photoessay)! I, too, am partial to the fern. In Canada they are called 'fiddlesticks', for obvious regions, and they are quite delicious when picked early on.
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Re: An English Garden Gallery: Hidcote

PortMoresby ·
They are delicious. The most memorable single dish I've ever had was forest ferns, far out into the Chinese countryside near the Burma border, cooked for 3 of us, the only other people for miles I think, the lovely taxi driver who knew the place, my friend and me. Other things, too, but it's the ferns I remember.
 
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