Garden dreams

Because it’s winter in the northern hemisphere.

Sociedad Argentina de Horticultura posts amazing photos on Facebook, and Bernard Hurley frequently shares them and makes my eyes bug out.

Like this one:

And this one:


  1. RJW says

    Tree ferns are just so Southern Hemisphere ( a legacy of Gondwana) the species here in SE Australia are shorter and with thicker trunks. When I was a kid, the experience of walking along a narrow track through a rain forest which was surrounded by tree ferns was just magic.

    The parrots are moving south with the warmer weather, there are pink galahs and Eastern Rosellas which are more georgeous than most flowers.

  2. Trebuchet says

    Tree ferns are just so Southern Hemisphere….

    Except according to a comment (available by clicking the link) the garden in question is actually in Madeira, Lat 32N. Very lovely anyway. Although I could do without the goose in the second one, those things have become pests around my (and Ophelia’s) part of the world.

  3. moarscienceplz says

    Actually, I am almost 100% sure the second photo is of the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park in my hometown of San Jose, California.

  4. johnthedrunkard says

    The goose is the geographic ‘tell.’ Have Canada Geese invaded Argentina? We have several loud, obnoxious, year-round colonies around the Bay.

  5. moarscienceplz says


    You are so right about the geese. There are some places I can’t even walk on the sidewalks because they are covered in giant geese turds.

  6. RJW says

    @5 Trebuchet,

    OK, however the location of the garden is irrelevant, tree ferns are typically Southern Hemisphere as conifer forests are characteristic of Eurasia and North America.

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