Beach Beauty

Recently I have been travelling a lot to the coast. One of my favorite beaches to visit is called the Number 16 beach, also known as the back beach to the locals. Its amazing what you can discover. Recently I have been able to watch the wild waves and many different forms of aquatic life.…

Hokokuji Temple

 Hokokuji Temple, otherwise known as the 'Take-dera', translates to 'Bamboo Shrine'. This temple is well known for its display of beautiful stroll gardens and the 2000 Moso bamboo, Phyllostachys edulis, which are growing vigorously and multiplying every year. Phyllostachys edulis, Moso bamboo, can grow to a height of a staggering 28 metres (about 92ft), making…

Growing Bean Seeds

Now is the time to be sowing your bean seeds if you would like to be harvesting home grown beans for Christmas. I sowed these bean seeds on the 12th of October.   Not long after sowing the seeds, precisely 6 days, small sprouts will have started to emerge. Now at exactly two weeks, all…

Hakone Glass Forest

            One of the most beautiful museums that I have had the pleasure of visiting in Japan.  The Venetian Glass museum, otherwise known as Hakone's Glass Forest, will literally stop you in your tracks. This place was wondrous, magical and let’s not stop there, it was simply a beautiful place to experience. To be honest I…

Baby Bunnies found buried in our Veggie patch!

Today we found these baby bunnies buried in our veggie patch when we were digging.We were planting bok-choy when all of a sudden the soil caved in and we discovered these guys.   By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2013

Koishikawa Korakuen

After being in Japan for one day, I was eager to get outside to explore and to go sightseeing. One of the first gardens I was able to visit throughout my travels was Koishikawa Korakuen, which is located in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Many Japanese gardens are designed on the main principle of replicating the natural landscape.…

Japan Adventures

Coming this week will be blog posts on some of the gardens and temples that I visited throughout Japan. As a result of my latest visit to Japan, I have been inspired to implement some of the traditional Japanese garden designs and concepts into my own garden. I look forward to sharing with you all…