A Year in the Garden

The garden is slumbering, and I am waiting patiently for hundreds of tiny bulbs to explode into bloom. The first snowdrops are already welcoming visitors:   However, the majority of my spring bulbs are only poking their heads tentatively above ground. I think they are wondering “Will it snow?” A review of the 2017 gardening … More A Year in the Garden

The Keukenhof Gardens#1

Tulips amidst a Sea of Muscari outside the Juliana Pavilion The Keukenhof Gardens are described as “the most beautiful spring garden in the world.” I would have to agree after visiting them for the first time two weeks ago. The gardens are located amongst the Dutch bulb fields, less than an hour away from Amsterdam. My sister and … More The Keukenhof Gardens#1

The Garden in March

  A view across the garden last Sunday evening March has (mostly) been warmer than usual.  Weekend temperatures soared into the high teens, a welcome reprieve after the inclement weather of our St Patrick’s Day festivities. The garden looked quite different in early March:   The miniature daffodils were smiling ahead of schedule. Crocuses were in full bloom: Pompom … More The Garden in March