Over where Frontierland blends with New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park, you'll find a series of rectangular raised beds that are surrounded by low, wrought-iron fencing. Inside those beds (at least...during the Summer) are the one-and-only Disneyland Rose. They have a somewhat formal planting with a low boxwood hedge around the perimiter with the taller Disneyland Roses in the middle. See below for some photos showing the park's namesake Floribunda roses: I have posted about 'in situ' Disneyland Roses before with a bed of them being planted out by the street here in 2019 along Harbor Boulevard. The Disneyland Roses that we have at home aren't quite this tall, but with six now planted, I'm hoping that we'll get there...eventually. I've covered other " Horticulture at Disney Parks " things here on the blog and these photos of the Disneyland Rose inside of Disneyland Park are now tagged there , too.
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A few weeks back, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill that provides for a path to create a new State of Illinois flag . Redesigning government flags has been *a thing* for a while - which can be directly traced back to this TED Talk by Roman Mars on vexillology . And....he was right: government flags are terrible - with a few exceptions. Since that TED talk, there's been a bunch of movement(s) to bring new flags forward - all of which have been signficant improvements on the previous (usually low-thought, ugly flags with writing on them). The Illinois flag - which features the seal of the state - is one of those terrible flags. It has all the marks of a terrible flag (per Roman Mars): has too many colors, has tiny symbols that are hard to see when flying on a tall pole and (I think the worst of bad-flag sins) has writing on it. Now...the State of Illinois has PLENTY of big and signficant problems and the state flag SHOULD be way, way, way down the list of what our
One of the things that I'm always struck by during our visits to the Disneyland Resort is the Disney horticulture . I guess that I always look at a 'place's' horticulture, but when I'm at Disneyland, I always come away thinking how great of a job they do - AND - how foreign it is to me being a Zone 5b Northern climate gardener. I've posted a bunch of photos over the years from our trips here on the blog including some photos of the Disneyland Roses , some crazy cubed shrubs near Small World and a few times about some Belgian Fence espaliers that they have in the parks. I first posted a photo of this Belgian Fence in January of 2019 . Then, I posted about Disneyland's Belgian Fences later that same year. Below, you'll see a new photo of what I think is the 'matching pair' to the espalier that I've posted about before. This one is on the City Hall side of the train station - just as you go under the sign that reads: "Here you l
In my mind, Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Paris is a hybrid of the two US park castles. It has the 'feel' of the OG Sleeping Beauty Castle but it is built at the scale and style of Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World in Orlando. But there's something different about the castle that is, kinda awesome. There's something called "La Tanière du Dragon". According to the Disneyland Paris Parks page : Tip-toe through the dark dungeon "La Tanière du Dragon" underneath Sleeping Beauty Castle, where a monstrous prisoner lurks. Once the ruler of the skies, this defeated dragon lies chained against jagged rocks. It may be dozing, but tread carefully, as one false move will lead to a hot, rumbling surprise. Here's that 'prisoner': This was a really neat experience that we just kind of wandered in to as we wandered on some of the park paths near the castle. I remember being inside here, seeing the dragon and looking a
There are a ton of familiar details at Disneyland Park. The hub layout. The castle...that is kind of a combination of Disneyland's castle at Disney World's scale. But, I noticed one little detail that is different. They don't two-finger point. This is a photo I took of this Cast Member who was directing people around Disneyland Park. I was sitting at a restaurant waiting for Nat and was able to watch this guy tell people where to go and what-have-you. After seeing him one-finger point for about five minutes, I had to snap a photo. What's the two-finger point? From Travel + Leisure : Disney is all about the details. Sure, every Disney fan knows that the rides, snacks, and the parks themselves are meticulously designed and maintained so visitors can be delighted at every turn, but did you know that this very thoughtful mentality also extends to the park’s staff as well? Take, for example, the fact that Disney park employees are banned from ever pointi
There are these lovely little entrance plaques at some Disney parks that feature a quote from Walt Disney at the opening of Disneyland in Anaheim. As you walk through the entrance tunnels, you can look up/over and see these and smile and remember that the whole thing was in one dude's mind. Pretty amazing. I posted the one at the Magic Kingdom in Florida here on the blog back in 2016. This one, in Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris is a bit different. First, the dual language thing, of course. But also the phrases are different. Magic Kingdom : ...and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy. Disneyland Park: ...and enter worlds of history, discovery and ageless fantasy.
I've written about the pair of Greenspire Linden trees that we have in our backyard that I espalier'd in the late Summer of 2017, right after we moved in a few times here on the blog - with the most recent being in May of last year where I showed the tree's buds about to burst open to life . Here's a post from September of 2017 that I showed the espalier system that I used (wires and posts) and why I chose to put them a little bit further away from the fence than one would normally. Those two espalier'd trees are done in what is known as the "cordon" style. Or, maybe, a "Double Cordon" or "Triple Cordon" because we have (currently) four rows of branches. Cordon is just one of the styles that are popular with the others being Candelabra and something called the "Belgian Fence". Here's a breakdown of some of the most common versions of espalier from "State by State Gardening" below. Link to the imag