Tag Archives: conservatory

Volunteer Park Conservatory

I just spent two weeks in western Washington visiting my daughter and her family—two weeks of giggles, bedtime stories, and stomping in the puddles left by Seattle’s incessant rain. While my focus was on our granddaughters, I couldn’t help but … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, Surviving Winter | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stay Dry, See Tropical Plants

I love to visit Washington. The state is a gardener’s paradise.  All those dreary days translate into brilliant azaleas and rhododendrons, ferny grottoes, and towering evergreens. The trick is enjoying those gorgeous gardens when it’s raining—and it rains a lot. … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, Houseplants, Surviving Winter | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Surviving Winter: A Tropical Vacation… in Colorado

The greater Denver area sports at least three options for anyone in need of a green-leaves-and-humidity break from winter: The Denver Botanic Garden, Westminster’s Butterfly Pavilion, and the Denver Zoo. Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Gardening, Nature, Surviving Winter | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment