The Temperate House - Kew Gardens. This is the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world (b. 1859). It's also the final resting place for many plants which have outgrown their initial berth. The Chilean Wine Palm is 18 metres tall, & was raised from a seed 20 years before the Temperate House was built. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9. Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens.
The Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Houseful of People — From the Archives: Greatest Hits
The holiday countdown is ticking away at rapid speed. This time of year can definitely get a bit overwhelming, what with holiday parties, shopping, baking, crafting, and all things festive. If you're hosting a holiday meal and want to make your table extra-special for your guests but don't have the time or budget to go all out on an elaborate tablescape, don't fret. Here are 11 simple last-minute holiday centerpiece ideas that will wow your guests.
Weather pictures of the year 2011: lightning, auroras, snow and ice
Wow! The phenomenon, called a "Sundog," happens when ice crystals appear in clouds and refract the sun's rays. Taken in Heyworth, Illinois, US. Crystals Phenomenon Atmosphere - I would love to see this in person