Tag: Gardens

Merian Gardens

Basel’s Merian Gardens: now a “Garden of Switzerland”

Nothing announces spring like daffodils popping up through scraggly grass in Merian Gardens. And once that happens, there's no stopping the day-dreaming after the...
Dahlia, Mainau Island

Mainau Island celebrates summer’s end

Mainau Island, on Germany’s Bodensee (Lake Constance to the rest of us) presents extravagant plantings of tulips in spring, roses in early summer, and...
Summer blooms in a Greenwich Village garden

Photo: Pocket gardens bring green into a NYC summer

Oases of green tucked here and there around New York City offer respite from summer heat. This was the view from my bench in...
Tulip magnolia, Mainau Island, Lake Constance (Bodensee), Germany

One perfect day on the Bodensee

Last Saturday, I packed sunscreen and a camera and joined an organized group outing to Mainau Island, Germany's "flower island" on Lake Constance (a.k.a....
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