It doesn't take Van Goghian imagination to appreciate the beauty of a sunflower. Although they're hardly ever destinations in themselves, the fields of soothing lavender, rows of mind-stirring tulips and meadows sprinkled with wild daisies are ready to put on a brilliant show for your color-thirsty eyes. Just turn on your romantic radar, get off the beaten path and go search for the flower power.
Lamurnum Arch, Whidbey Island, WA
Laburnum, commonly called golden chain, is a genus of two species of small trees in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae. The species are Laburnum anagyroides—common laburnum and Laburnum alpinum—alpine laburnum. They are native to the mountains of southern Europe from France to the Balkan Peninsula. Some botanists include a third species, Laburnum caramanicum, but this native of southeast Europe and Asia Minor is usually treated in a distinct genus Podocytisus, more closely…
Magnolia Gardens and Plantation | Charleston, SC
Magnolia Gardens > The Message of Flowers > Magnolia Gardens has joined with 10 other public gardens to form the Great Gardens of America Alliance, which is dedicated to locating and bring back the camellias and azaleas of the past.