An early look at the new 10,000 square-foot-living roof on top of the new Brooklyn Botanic Garden visitor center, due to open on May 16, 2012. Plus: Photos of magnolias—in yellow and pinks—in bloom at the garden!
We wish we were at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which opened today and runs through May 26, 2012, but in lieu of attending, we have a round-up of links about the show, which always features many varieties of gardens, including Cleve West's Best in Show (above), visiting royals, new plants, and more. Plus, why you should consider visiting the Chelsea Fringe Festival (which has a bicycling beer garden!) if you're already in London.
A silhouette of springtime tulips to enjoy in winter, an airplant perch, and a glass tube vase—a little vintage, a little rustic, these three wooden plaque projects would be at home in a Victorian sun room or a woodland lodge.
This perennial hibiscus, a spectacular culmination of the rose-mallow breeding program of Walters Gardens nursery and selected from among thousands of seedlings, has enormous 9-inch-wide ruffled blooms of deep magenta with a red eye. Sturdy, full plants make a striking specimen in the garden from midsummer through early fall.
Roses are the most popular flower for Valentine's Day, but did you know that different hues and varieties of roses have different meanings? If you're wondering how to best convey your passionate love, your chaste yearning, or alternatively, your disappointment in your relationship, there's a rose for you.
The tulip fields of the Netherlands are currently bursting into bloom with fields of tulips, hyancinths, and other bulb flowers. Photographs of the country's flower fields in Bloembollenstreek, the bulb belt of the country, look like modern paintings of bright colors, made up of strips of thousands of colorful flowers.
Up in Cape Cod, the rhododendrons are in full bloom at the annual Heritage Museums & Gardens Rhododendrons Festival. Home to two noted hybridizers—Charles Owen Dexter and Jack Cowles—the garden is a great place to see the many new varieties in bloom. A new and dramatic water element—the Flume Fountain—and a new children's garden are also worth visiting for their unusual landcaping.