6 April, 2015 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

So much for keeping up with my blog, but I have good reason. I have been extremely busy with work, school, and navigating all the activities associated with my daughter’s senior year in high school. Things have been HECTIC! In addition to college applications, searching for scholarships, and finding, buying, and fitting her prom dress, I volunteered to decorate for prom.

At the beginning of March, I was fortunate enough to spend a week in London! I managed to slip away for a few hours to visit Kew Royal Botanical Gardens just outside of London. Since their seasons mirror ours, it was winter and most of the plants were not blooming. It was still very impressive, I’m SO glad I went.

I visited Redwood Grove, a section of the gardens that feature a metal “mesh” bridging system to enable a walk in the tree tops of Sequoia (Redwood) trees. The view from the top was phenomenal!

The Palm House showcases rain forest plants. It was humid inside and I was having a decent hair day so I walked in and immediately turned around and walked out.

Orchids were featured inside the Princess of Whales Conservatory. Beautiful!

Scenic grounds

 My favorite displays featured real-life use of plants. Tequila!

Agave!

 Insect repellent!

Mouthwash and Medicine!

Kitchen garden

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Charlena Edge

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Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!

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