As I was scrolling through my photos recently, I came upon pictures I made of my parents' garden. They were taken in August, when a lot of plants were in full bloom.
My mum and dad only have a small garden. I think it is about 5 metres to 10 metres, but it is little piece of heaven. It is packed full of plants in the brightest colours. Especially pinks, purples and blues are among their favourites. They have several roses, like the Constance Spry and Pink Cloud climbing against the walls, as well as two or three varieties of Clematis. Quite a lot of plants, especially the annual ones, are in teracotta pots or wicker baskets. I enjoy sitting in their garden, just looking, smelling and chatting about all kinds of everything and gardening.
As they live nearby Boskoop, which is the horticultural centre of Holland, we often visit one of the smaller nurseries. My favourite corner in the nurseries is where they keep the plants that are reduced in price. It's simply impossible for my mum and me to come out of that corner empty handed. So know you know why my parents garden and my garden are so full of plants :-) I am afraid it runs in the family!
In Holland sunny weather is predicted for tomorrow. I hope it will be great weather in your part of the world too. I wish you all a lovely day!