Friday, September 23, 2011

Through the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

A few words and more images of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh,
taken August 31, 2011...

A welcoming path

Striking colors

Female monkey puzzle tree

Click here: Araucaria araucana
Male monkey puzzle tree
(as identified by docent)

Pretty in purple-pink

Endangered plant bed

No snacking here

Poppy and ...I thought this pollinator looked different 
from most of those I see in the US Pacific Northwest.

Pretty poppies against a lovely sky that day

Example of cover crops or green manures

Rather formal lines, no?

Bright, bold colors

More splashes of color coordinated

Glass house--look at the top right.
Do you see the palm that has almost outgrown its space?
The docent said it may be moving next year.

Where fish swim and gunnera grow

Eryngium giganteum
Click here to read more about how it came to be known as
Miss Willmott's Ghost.

Sea of Crocosmia 'lucifer', looking as if reaching towards something,
or just blowing in the wind.

First of the fall bulbs shining brightly.

And I wanted to throw in this image because 
I thought it was a perfect example of perfect pruning cuts.

Pruning...the perfect segue...
to explain that for this post
I've drastically pruned down the number of images displayed 
compared with the number I took at the Gardens.
I know. You're shocked, right?
Okay, maybe not!
So, fair warning! Don't be surprised if more pop up in a future post.

Until next time! 
Happy Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere
and Happy Spring to those in the Southern!



  1. Lovely photos. Nice place to visit. The Monkey trees are different.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Lovely garden, thanks for mini tour. Some great plant combinations.

  3. I had no idea that the Monkey Puzzle tree was dioeceous...very cool. Love your poppy photo.
    Wonder how they are going to get the palm out of the conservatory? Cut it down?

  4. Great shots of royalty in garden form. I love them.

  5. Davvero bella quell'aiuola di perenni! Peccato che il mio giadino sia troppo piccolo.


  6. garden i like very much .....the garden in every morning mood is vary cool........

  7. Very nice to visit your blog and see such green material paired with horticultural elegance.
    Great pix and keep 'em coming.

  8. Lovely lady your pictures are magical and I am sure this is partly your fault as well.
    Thank you so much for being there for me....


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