Skunk Cabbage Blooming in Cootes Paradise

Skunk Cabbage Blooming in Cootes Paradise

Skunk Cabbage plant - spathe pod

I have lived in Ontario my whole life, and despite trekking through the bush as a child, and doing endless hikes as an adult, this past spring was  the first time that I have ever come across a Skunk Cabbage plant at Cootes Paradise, in Hamilton, Ontario…lots of them, in fact. Read more

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Our Tour of Chateau de la Bourdaisiere’s Award-winning Gardens

Our Tour of Chateau de la Bourdaisiere’s Award-winning Gardens

An image of the main entrance gate to Chateau de la Bourdaisiere in the Loire Valley, France.

Chateau de la Bourdaisiere in the Commune of Montlouis-sur-Loire, in France, is elegantly situated on a 54-hectare estate of combined gardens and mixed woodlots in the famed Loire Valley.  Having changed hands many, many times over the centuries, it was lastly bought, in 1991, by the brothers Prince Philippe Maurice and Prince Louis Albert de  Broglie. Read more

Monet’s Garden, Our Tour of Giverny and the Water Pond

Monet’s Garden, Our Tour of Giverny and the Water Pond

Claude Monet Water Lily Pon in Giverny - Frame To Frame - Bob & Jean photo

In the small French village of Giverny, we found Monet’s Garden that he began to build and cultivate back in the 1880’s.  In 1890, the digging of his Nympheas basin was started for what would become his Water Garden.  Read more

Keukenhof Gardens, Our Visit To Holland’s World Of Tulips



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Keukenhof Gardens, Our Visit To Holland’s World Of Tulips

An image of the tulip and flower beds along a walkway at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, the Netherlands. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

On a sunny morning, we drove south out of Amsterdam towards the village of Lisse, where we would find Keukenhof Gardens. Read more

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