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Letter to the Garden December 2021

December 5, 20213 min read
Letter to the Garden December 2021

Dear Garden,  We race towards the shortest day, the nights get longer and the daylight hours more precious it also feels like the clouds are gathering on the horizon again in relation to the pandemic.  Well I say gathering, I don’t…

How To Care For The Fuchsia Plant

December 4, 202113 min read
How To Care For The Fuchsia Plant
Fuchsia plant care can be done by anyone. They can be pruned and shaped into beautiful hanging baskets with a wide array of colours.

Filoli Receives Highest National Recognition: Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

December 4, 20215 min read
Filoli Receives Highest National Recognition: Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WOODSIDE, Calif., December 3, 2021 – Filoli has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies,…

Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also thrive as house plants

December 4, 20211 min read
Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also thrive as house plants

Indoor outdoor plants are plants you can grow in winter as house plants, then move out onto your terrace or garden when the warmer weather comes. If you don’t have… The post Indoor outdoor plants: 9 garden plants that also…

Christmas Gift Plants Suggestions

December 3, 20214 min read
Christmas Gift Plants Suggestions
Perhaps you would like to give a gardener in your life a plant or reward yourself with a plant. Here are Christmas gift plants to consider.

Bloom Report – December 3 2021

December 3, 20211 min read
Bloom Report – December 3 2021

We are pleased to share our most recent Bloom Report, with photos and news from the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. To enjoy the entire Bloom Report, please follow this link: Bloom Report – December 3

SHRUB: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)

December 3, 20211 min read
SHRUB: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)

This compact shrub is indigenous to woodland edges, prairies, and roadsides throughout much of the Mid-Atlantic.* Although somewhat slow to establish, its extensive root system, drought tolerance, and ability to fix nitrogen make it an excellent choice for challenging garden…

Flowerpot Podcast – The One with Emma Williams

December 2, 20211 min read
Flowerpot Podcast – The One with Emma Williams

Bruce Langridge chats to one of Wales’ leading mycologists Emma Williams. She tells how a visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales helped inspire her to get into fungi, how studying coal spoil fungi has changed her views on…

Flowerpot Podcast – the One with Angharad Phillips

December 2, 20211 min read
Flowerpot Podcast – the One with Angharad Phillips

Bruce Langridge chats to Angharad Phillips about the landscape restoration that has attracted thousands of visitors to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in 2021.  The post Flowerpot Podcast – the One with Angharad Phillips appeared first on National Botanic…

Flowrepot Podcast – The One with Gary Davies

December 2, 20211 min read
Flowrepot Podcast – The One with Gary Davies

Bruce Langridge chats to the Head of Trustees at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Gary Davies. They discuss how trustees can help a modern botanic garden to flourish whilst Gary also adds his special perspective as a former employee…

Featured Plants

Downy Serviceberry

Downy Serviceberry

The Downy Serviceberry provides food for over 40 species of birds. The berries can be used to make jams or pies and taste almost like the berries from the Highbush…

Grey Goldenrod

Grey Goldenrod

Goldenrods are members of the Family Asteraceae, or the older alternate name Compositae. When you look at a “flower” of these plants you are actually looking at a cluster of…

Mitrewort

Mitrewort

A jewel of the spring shade garden. Plant close enough to a path that the small flowers can be enjoyed up close.This plant has a 20 to 45 cm long…