Flowers and Plants

Flowers and Plants

September flowers

The marigold and hortensia flowers were still in full bloom right before fall. The smell of marigolds is intoxicating and reminds me of Laos. I can’t hardly wait to get there and see if marigold there would smell the same as the one here.

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A day at Keukenhof

A few weeks ago I went to Keukenhof (Kitchen Garden) with Johan’s family. The cover of the brochure said it is “the most beautiful spring garden in the world”. I took my allergy medication but it didn’t help me much. It was worth the suffering since I had a chance […]

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Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’

On the opposite side of the fence, Ceanothus ‘Trewithen Blue’ or California Lilac is giving off a strong scent to compete with the Clematis montana flowers. Blue is my favorite color and to see California Lilac popping up like blue cotton candy is quite a site.

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Clematis in full bloom

I was happy to see Clematis montana in full bloom. For a small plant it produces massive amounts of small pink flowers and the heavily scented blossoms gave me quite a headache. I don’t mind though and enjoying taking photos of the beautiful flowers and watching the worker bees doing […]

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