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Orchid Garden

Orchid Garden

Built in 1997, the Orchid Garden at Changi Airport’s Terminal Two is one of the unique attractions which makes Changi Airport one of the world’s best airports.   The Orchid Garden features hundreds of orchids from many species.   Can you imagine having an...
Approaching Full Bloom

Approaching Full Bloom

Almost there. The sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area are approaching full bloom.   The sunflowers at the main sunflower field are starting to bloom. Full bloom is probably by the end of the week.   Although a few sunflowers are at full bloom already,...
Sherwood Gardens

Sherwood Gardens

Created in the 1920s by John Sherwood, Sherwood Gardens is a six acre public garden known for its tulips.   After Sherwood’s death in 1965, the Guilford Association took over the gardens. Although the main attraction is undoubtedly the tulips, there are other...
Fringed Gentian

Fringed Gentian

Found in the eastern United States and Canada, the fringed gentian (Gentianopsis crinita) is a biannual herbaceous wildflower. It was once found in various Piedmont limestone and serpentine sites throughout Maryland. Today, the fringed gentian is only found in one...
A Late Summer Treat

A Late Summer Treat

It is almost autumn equinox and summer is almost over in North America. As the days get shorter, it is time for a late summer treat, the pawpaw. The pawpaw, or Asimina triloba, is native to North America. These are the largest edible fruit native to North America. The...
Franklinia Tree

Franklinia Tree

Located on the west bank of the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Bartram’s Garden is the first botanical garden in the United States. Started in 1728, John Bartram turned the garden into the site of one of the best collections of North American plants in the...
An American Lotus Patch

An American Lotus Patch

Located along the western bank of the Chesapeake Bay, Swan Harbor Farm is a 530.5 acre property owned by Harford County. Besides the hiking trails, undeveloped land, and historical buildings, this picturesque venue is also used for weddings, parties, and meetings.  ...
Summertime Blooms

Summertime Blooms

The long summer days bring out the oppressive heat and humidity the Maryland is known for. As uncomfortable as it is outside, these days are also the peak blooming season for the American lotus or Nelumbo lutea.   Native to North America, the American lotus was once a...
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