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One of My Favorite Places to Visit in Las Vegas is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens located in the Bellagio Hotel just to the right of the check-in desk. It is truly an inspiring and breathtaking experience. What’s even better is it doesn’t cost a dime; not to mention that is a wonderful refuge from the chaos of casino smoke and action.
Upon entering the gardens one is lifted up into a whole new realm of awareness and aesthetics. You are greeted by the brilliance of flowers, rays of light, the sound of running water, the amazing aromas, the sounds of birds and the oohs and ahhs of the guests as they take it all it. One cannot help but be captivated by the beauty and the awesomeness the themed displays that change with each season and/or holidays.
I find this architectural environment liberating and a renaissance of beauty and art. It is visually stunning in everyway. A big Thank You to the incredible designers and workers who create these magical gardens every season.
The most recent theme for the 4th of July consisted of a huge ferris wheel, the Liberty Bell with an American Eagle perched on top, a carousel / merry-go-round, incredible flowers, water displays and a walk-in cage with live parrots. Don’t forget to check out Yogi and Boo-Boo as they prepare to fish in the koi pond.
One of My Favorite Places to Visit and every time I go to Las Vegas I always stop by. As I was leaving I couldn’t help saying: “Bella Bellagio”.
Blackberry Heaven! Today is the first day of harvest! Many of you know that I wrote a blog back on June 30th entitled The blackberries are coming! Well the good news is they have landed! Wow! There are even more blackberries than I expected! When I wrote the first blog I thought I might be exaggerating a little, but let me tell you there are a lot of them! I feel very blessed and fortunate that My Organic Garden is so abundant!
Today I spent a couple hours picking blackberries for my family and friends. Check out my blackberry hands LOL
Oh! I almost forgot to mention that when I entered the yard I had to chase Larry The Squirrel and a pack of his swashbuckling organic marauders out of the garden. Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy, but, on to brighter and better things. The blackberries are amazing but what’s even better is sharing them with family and friends!
A big Thanks again to Steven Nahabedian and his company Fired Up Tiles (click to see his website) for providing us with all of the awesome themed tiles that you see in my garden. Many of you are probably familiar with Fired Up Tiles as he is carried in a majority of health food stores and Whole Foods across America.
Stay Tuned for more adventures from My Organic Garden.
My Organic Garden has played a major in my life. Many of you know how I am very passionate about organic farming and food growing. My family has had organic gardens for well over 40 years. Gardening is an excellent way to de-stress after a long hectic and busy day. It also helps in getting one’s self reconnected with the earth. Overall, it has a deep calming effect on one’s soul and well-being.
My family and I have been very grateful for growing many incredible fruits and vegetables. Below you will see the 13 lbs. organic beet that I picked today. We have experienced many miracles in our gardens.
It’s seems that my organic garden is very popular. Especially with the local residents, Larry The Squirrel and his four buddies love to raid our garden.
Let’s take a look at the origins of organic gardening in this county and how it has played a major part in America’s history. Our Founding Fathers considered themselves first and foremost famers before being politicians. It was only the conditions they faced as subjects of the British Crown that caused them to change in order to seek colonial freedom. They were self-reliant and lived off the earth. They understood the basic principles of life, living and the pursuit of happiness, which today seem almost non-existent. In today’s technological age, many have lost and forgotten what these great men stood for, fought for and in some instances died for.
Andrea Wulf spoke about this in a recent article in The Los Angeles Times and goes into further detail her recent book entitled “Founding Gardeners – The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.” She spoke of how the influence of gardening and farming helped to craft the images used by The Founding Fathers to bring about understanding and development of this nation. It continues to be an amazing process, one that we are all part of today.
I am very grateful to Steven Nahabedian and his company Fired Up Tiles (click to see his website) for providing us with all of the awesome themed tiles that you see in my garden. Many of you are probably familiar with Fired Up Tiles as he is carried in a majority of health food stores and Whole Foods across America.
Many of the tiles represent a variety of themes, religions and beliefs. In my garden, they are all united in peace, harmony and life giving presence. These tiles also add a sense of style, fashion and practicality to my garden. They illuminate and provide a vibrant energy to the area and allow me to find my way. In essence, they provide a pathway to organic love.
Take a look below at the beautiful fruits and veggies that we picked today from My Organic Garden!