Open garden days June 2016.

Last Friday and Saturday, my garden was open to the public. It has been two fantastic days. We had the weather on our side; both days it stayed dry and even the sun was shining occasionally. All the fragrant roses were flowering and the perennials were beautifully in bloom. The visitors were enthusiastic.

After two days talking to so many people, I do not know what to tell you. I just want to relax and reflect!

But for those of you who could not visit the garden, the photo’s.....


  1. Thanks for the Monday morning stroll through your garden from my couch. You've nicely captured the variety and cheeriness. What an honor to be able to open it to people.

  2. Very pretty garden.
    So glad you shared your photos at

  3. Beautiful colors, some of them are so delicate looking.

  4. your garden is just lovely! I am a big fan of poppies and your's just make me happy.

  5. You have a beautiful garden and you have managed to present it elegantly in your photos.

    R. Täysin arkista

  6. Fantastic! What a lovely garden you have. :)

  7. Dear Hetty,
    your garden looks so beautiful! Such lovely arranged flower beds. I especially like your roses and poppy flowers. I think they look so nice next to each other. The colors of your poppies are so beautiful, I especially like the pastel one. I tried to grow poppies for the first time this year. I bought some papaver orientale plants, which seem to do well. However, I also tried to grow poppies from seed and although they all germinated, most were eaten by snails in my garden, and the plants that were not eaten by the snails are still very small. Only one plant has developed well and has been blooming since weeks. Its colour is a bright red. I was a bit disappointed about the colour because I bought seeds that were supposed to develop into pastel coloured poppies and not bright red ones. Maybe next year I will have more luck.
    Kind wishes,

  8. Dear Hetty, it must be so exciting to open ones garden to the public, but at the same time it would be a nerve wrecking experience for me! Judging by your photos yours looked fantastic and was in tip top shape at the time of the opening, though. I especially love the fourth photo form the top showing the rose arbor.
    I am curious, how many people had the pleasure to see your garden in person? Will you tell?
    Warm regards,

  9. Your garden is so beautiful. I wish I could have been there.


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