10(?) Gardens in 18 months // Where Have I been? // Multiple House Moves // A New Job // Back to Japan Adventuring again makes it sound a little like I haven’t been doing any adventuring since my last post. I have- in fact, I’ve been doing A LOT of adventuring- but like all lapsed bloggers,… Read More I’m Adventuring Again
Longwood’s Orchids // Collection Management // Wild Orchid Conservation // Orchid Breeding // Orchids are very confusing & interesting Sorry about the pun, it’s terrible but I couldn’t help it 😉 I’ve been working in Longwood’s Indoor Display department since I got back from Miami. I’ve worked in a few different areas but predominantly I’ve been… Read More We’re Orchidding Around
Big Cypress Preserve // Montgomery Botanical Centre // Vizcaya // Block Botanical Garden // Pinecrest Apart from all the serious conferencing I did in Miami, I also managed to get out and see some of Florida. The most MEGA EXCITING thing I did was a short visit & tour of Big Cypress Preserve, which is… Read More Wading Through the Everglades
American Public Gardens Association Conference // Corporate Horticulture // Community involvement & programming // Design // Plants // Networking // Poster session The week before last I spent 5 days in Miami for the American Public Gardens Association‘s annual conference. The APGA is a body that co-ordinates and represents all of the major visitor gardens in the USA,… Read More Behind the Curtain of American Horticulture
Settling into the USA // Longwood Garden’s Research Department // Tissue Culture So after recovering from food poisoning, I managed to feel well for about three days before getting a stinking cold, which made me feel rubbish for over a week! I was a very grumpy adventuring gardener. I don’t think that I’m allergic to the… Read More I’m a Scientist Now
Enjoying the Bathroom Floor of the Hilton Garden Inn // Missing the Triad Conference // Credit Card Healthcare vs Socialist Healthcare // Thank God for Lovely Longwood People! // I ❤ the NHS Well, I don’t think I could have planned for the start of my time in the USA to have gone any worse! I… Read More Welcome to the USA(‘s Medical System)!