March 30, 2012 Comments Off on Cool Places: Pacific Science Museum Butterfly House
This is my second to last post on my Seattle trip! The Pacific Science Center was pretty much a let down for me because I am neither a child or have children. However they do have a laser show there (which I didn’t get to see) and an awesome tropical butterfly room two things which might make it worth visiting. It was honestly one the most amazing things I have ever seen. The room is pretty small and there are just so many butterflies, and so many bright colors, and who doesn’t enjoy something bright and shiny, really?
March 30, 2012 Comments Off on Using Library of Congress for Historical Garden Inspiration
The Library of Congress is the cornucopia for information geeks. My favorite thing is their extensive photo library, which is in large part online. It just so happens that within that they have a wealth of garden photos to pull inspiration from going into the weekend. If you hold your mouse over the photo, it will give you the photo title, so you can search the LOC website for more information. Have a great weekend!
March 27, 2012 Comments Off on Beyond the Gardens: The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
A glimpse inside the Millenium Seed Bank Partnership in Kew Gardens Surrey. It is home to 10% of the world’s plant diversity. If you like this you should also check out this video on the work mycologist are doing to preserve fungi. Fungi helps plants absorb nutrients so it’s important!
March 27, 2012 Comments Off on Cool Places: Seattle Japanese Garden
If Seattle couldn’t get any cooler they have a Japanese Garden, that is maintained by the parks and Rec department no less. The garden was designed and installed in the 60’s and some of the large specimens they have there are quite a site to see. These photos didn’t come out as well as I would have liked, so perhaps I can use that to justify another trip.
March 26, 2012 Comments Off on Andrew Millner Nature Inspired Artwork
I found a draft of this post from over a year ago(for shame!) with only a link. Andrew Millner is a St. Louis artist who does a wonderful assortment of large nature and plant inspired work. I imagine they would look lovely on a huge wall by themselves. You can go to his site to blow up and “explore” the prints.