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 year seems apt. Hence I am […]

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The Keukenhof Gardens#2

Wine bottles in a unique flower arrangement  Part two of my visit to the Keukenhof Gardens, described as “the most beautiful spring garden in the world,” focuses on the indoor exhibitions. The sculptural display of lilies and ferns displayed in wine bottles, was one of MANY unique ideas that my sister and I witnessed on our trip, so I make […]

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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 I took a train to Schiphol […]

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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 Primula greeted each other after months […]

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