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Kula Botanical Gardens on Maui – Stretch Your Legs In a Refreshing Change of Scenery

Even on Maui, you may feel the need to do something besides lay on the beach or swim in the ocean.  Kula Botanical Gardens is up high on the side of Haleakala, the southern dormant volcano.  Just like the east side of the island, it is commonly under dense cloud cover, but that is partly what […]

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May Blooms at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Our mid May visit to the Idaho Botanical Garden was on the day the Moody Blues concert was canceled. Its a good thing it was canceled, or the Garden would have been closed in preparation. As it was, we were among a very few uninformed who came to the Garden anyway. The weather was only […]

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A Stroll Through a Cultivated Jungle

For an authentic experience, you should go sit in the sauna while you read this post, or just find someplace where your clothes will get damp and cling to you. It has to be 80 degrees Farenheit to count. Forget to take your water bottle, too. I’m not complaining, though; just setting the stage. I […]

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The Rocks of Contentment

Yu Yuan (豫園) is purportedly a garden designed to induce contentment for royalty. The unifying theme is rock. It is found throughout the garden in both (seemingly) natural formations and in intricate patterns. Plants and flowers are occasional focal points, but obviously not of primary concern. To find the garden, one must navigate a sprawling […]

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Official Residence Gardens

I can’t decide whether I should have known about this place sooner.   Would it have brought comfort or made me long for my garden?  It was definitely a wonderful place to visit last Thursday.  It is the now-open-to-the-public Official Residence Gardens. Originally, the vast acreage was the main home of the Chinese leader who fled […]

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