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
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
Two Shikoku Trips // Farewell Presentation // Vegan Party in Osaka // Display Change // Last day! Thursday was my last day at Kiseki no Hoshi, and I’m flying to the USA today. I can’t believe it! I’m sure that I only just got here. Didn’t I? Luckily the last few weeks have been very busy so I haven’t… Read More I’ll Miss You, Japan!
Ueyakato Zoen // Murin-an // Secret Garden // Keihanna Memorial Park // Nanzen-ji Hello! I’ve been very quiet on the blog/instagram front recently- hopefully you haven’t missed my updates too much – for three main reasons: I’m deep in the denial stage of mourning about the fact that I have to leave Japan in just… Read More Being a Gardener in Kyoto
Bonsai Suishoen & Matsusue-Sensei // Understanding the Art // Understanding the Skill // Making a Bonsai // Maintaining Bonsai // Amazing Hospitality! I knew very little about bonsai 盆栽 before this week. Although I have previously read about it (and even tried to make one when I was a student at Threave), I’d mostly forgotten anything I… Read More Bonsai 盆栽 are Bendigedig!
Conservatory Changeover // Pot or No Pot? // Girls Day // Cherry Blossom is Starting Spring has come! At least inside Kiseki no Hoshi it has. Last week it suddenly got really warm and lovely: I turned my heating off, put my hot water bottle away and even looked up the Japanese for suncream. Yesterday, however,… Read More Spring has Sprung // Harugakita 春が来た
Quick Changeovers // Floral Arrangement // Innovative Display Horticulture Methods // My Display Work // Orchids Really Are Amazing I’ve been writing a lot about my travels but so far, I haven’t written anything about work at Kiseki no Hoshi, which is quite misleading because I spend most of my time there, and it’s why I came to Japan in the first… Read More Orchid Technology