Here's a bit of interesting trivia about this alluring woody vine/shrub. It was named for the French explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville during his voyage of circumnavigation when the exploration team docked in South America in 1768. Since then, these splendid (but thorny!) flowering plants have become ornamental favorites (with more than 300 varieties now available) in frost-free climates around the globe. I have even... Read more
As I said on the "about" page here ... a trip to a nursery still makes me giddy! So when my friend suggested we visit one of her favorite nurseries, a place called Shakespeare's Garden, it was all systems go. This beautiful garden center in Brookfield, CT whose tag line is "see nature differently," is as stated:... Read more
Hi, I'm Nell. This is where I celebrate all things garden and share my passion for plants, flowers and the great outdoors. Oh, I love to create so you'll find a bit of that in the mix along with lots of videos too. I'm tickled pink to have you here!