• New York,  WorldWide

    For Your Weekend – The Orchid Show at NYBG

    Any plan for the weekend?

    Please don’t waste this such good weather in New York City.

    How about going to a beautiful garden?

    The orchid show is on at NYBG!

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    Each year, this eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. In 2013, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rainforest.

    This year’s exhibition is inspired by the 19th-century craze sparked by a single orchid bloom, which came to be known as Orchidelirium.Scan 164Visitors to the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will be transported on an epic journey that engages all of thesenses and underscores the allure and intrigue of these exquisite beauties.12

    The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium features:

    Thousands of orchids in a stunning array of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures.

    Highlights of the far-flung adventures of daring explorers who risked life and limb to secure these captivating and exotic flowers from danger- laden jungles around the world for determined collectors.

    Aesthetic delights in the Haupt Conservatory, such as displays of orchids as they grow in the wild, in much the same way the Victorian- era explorers first encountered them, to cultivation in the greenhouse.


    Open to the public February 27 through April 17, 2016.

    Plan your visit via http://www.nybg.org/visit/tickets.php.

  • New York

    Flowers Me Up! @Thelittleglass

    Need something to freshen up your office or home? Maybe come flowers will help!

    For many of us, the long months of low temperatures have an affect on our psyche. Just like certain colors can boost our mood, so too can scents.
    Brooklyn based Florist Cary Pereyra of The Little Glass Slipper has created a floral arrangement that includes herbal components to help lift your spirits during the winter.

    Gardenias: They have a warm scent and one bloom can perfume a large space very quickly.
    Seeded eucalyptus: Eucalyptus has been used in a variety of commercial preparations to help battle respiratory infections since it is antibacterial and antiviral.
    Roses: The essential oil of rose petals is distilled to create rose water. Rose water has an astringent quality to it that can be used on sensitive and dry skin. It has also shown to be effective as an anti aging treatment when used as a prevention against wrinkles.
    Dried Poppy Pods: Californian poppy in particular is a mildly less potent narcotic than opium poppy and helps with insomnia and soothing respiratory conditions.

  • WorldWide

    Checking out a Botanical Garden with @BuffaloGardens

    It was such a nice day yesterday so I went to The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in Buffalo, NY for the first time.

    There is so much to learn about plants native to this region, as well as tropical & sub-tropical regions of the world. Inside the garden you can easily walk through each of the 9 greenhouses and 3 glass domes to check out different ferns, orchids, desert plants, etc.

    In the Florida Everglades house you can learn the importance of maintaining wetlands, and after that you can see the many different kinds of cacti in the Desert house. From bonsais to orchids to houseplants, you sure shouldn’t be disappointed.

    Here are some pictures:

    Fern House & Ancient Rainforest (where they also have a koi pond)Fern House & Ancient RainforestOrchid HouseDesert HouseDesert HouseDesert HouseCeiling of the Palm DomeOutside where they have their Shrub/Perennial Peace Garden

    I was pleased with my visit to the garden and left with a succulent (cactus) plant! 🙂

    ‘Tweet’ @BuffaloGardens and ‘Like’ them on Facebook!

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Canada Blooms 2011

    Canada Blooms 2011 is here, and it’s just in time as the weather slowly becomes warmer and warmer. As many of you know, it’s already spring in my head, and I’m pretty much convinced it’s summer by the time May rolls around, so  with that being said; what better way to celebrate this wonderful occasion of warmer weather, than to go to Canada Blooms 2011! After the press conference, I chowed down on the rest of my danish..es and then made my rounds of the hall. There were so many amazing displays, and the air in the air was sooooo FRESH from all the oxygen that those plants were pumping into the air.
    Here are some of my favourite displays.


    @JullyBlack’s Juno Rocks Garden

    Wicked Gourmet was there serving us some tasty samples!

    If you haven’t gone to check out Canada Blooms yet well… you MUST, it really is a lovely and refreshing experience. Ticket info etc, over here.
    Thank you so much to Michelle from Enterprise Canada for inviting me.

    peace, love and health


    I love Spring… I kinda wish I had a garden so that I could plant all kinds of beautiful flowers and plants… oh the life!