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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Butterflies Alive! At The Santa Barbara Museum Of Natural History

"If nothing ever changed, they'd be no butterflies"

- author unknown

Want to walk intimately amongst 1,000 live, fluttering, feasting butterflies?   Then come to The... Read more

Bougainvillea Tips and Facts

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

A Visit To Shakespeare’s Garden In Brookfield, Connecticut

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