Monthly Archives: September 2010

Madrid, Spain – Royal Botanical Garden – Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid

This garden is located next to the Prado Museum. I’m glad we visited first or we might have been too tired to see it after the museum. One of my rules, if it is sunny, visit the garden first…! I … Continue reading

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Hummingbird named Peeps – rescued, fed by mother hummingbird while in hand

Had to digress from Spain for a quick moment to show this video of a rescued hummingbird…! Watch it here http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=l7xBLvMIBZU” Amazing that the baby and mother hummingbird trusts Peter. The story ends nicely…don’t worry… Sandie Parrott

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Madrid, Spain – Lope de Vega Hotel

Did you miss me? I was in Spain! Check out my previous posts on VaughanTown to find out what I was doing…! I had an absolutely fabulous time. The people of Spain are wonderful, especially the people I got to … Continue reading

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Dixboro General Store – Ann Arbor, Michigan

  Located on Plymouth Road a mere spit away from Matthaei Botanical Gardens is another must see place…the Dixboro General Store, on Plymouth Road dating back to 1840. Not the merchandise…just the property. More info at http://www.Dixboro.com They reopened under new … Continue reading

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Photos of Matthaei Botanical Garden – Ann Arbor, Michigan – Part 2

Part 2 will cover the new Gaffield’s Children’s Garden, seasonal Display Garden and the serene Urban Pocket Garden at Matthaei Botanical Garden. The Urban Pocket Garden is just that; an intimate space with required elements of seating (a half circle bench), decoration … Continue reading

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Photos of Matthaei Botanical Garden – Ann Arbor, Michigan – Part 1

I have to make a shameful confession. I have lived in Michigan since I was born…I’m a Master Gardener…I live about an hour away…I attend UM (University of Michigan) football games (not a lot of fun lately)…and I had never … Continue reading

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