Open garden days. Spring 2017.

It is quiet in the garden. The April open garden days are over. I enjoyed the conversations with the many visitors from home and abroad. I am touched hearing some visitors have travelled over 700 km just to see my garden.

It was cold, but fortunately we only had a few drops of rain. The visitors were very interested. Numerous times I had to explain how I plant the bulbs. Also, I have been asked if I leave the flower bulbs in the ground (some are, some not) and what I do with the bulbs that I remove. Well I simply throw these away, which all of them think is a sin.

Of course, I could not satisfy everyone. For example, Mrs Blackbird! Her nest had to be finished! This morning, with her mouth full of straw, she looked at me very annoyed. Did I realise I caused her a two days delay just because of these open garden days. The toad was glad too. Finally he could scramble through the garden again without fear of being crushed by the sturdy walking shoes of all those garden freaks. I even did not see my neighbour’s cat for two days. He too is definitely not a fan of open garden days.

For me it just has been a lovely time. For those of you who could not come, I made some pictures. To enjoy the tulips together!

T. Exotic Emperor, White Triumphator, Spring Green, Queen of Night.

Narcis Pueblo

T. Carnaval de Rio

Mix of tulips.

T. Slawa

Red tulips

T. Thijs Boots

T. Mount Tacoma and Angelique

Akebia quinata

And the first rose!

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  1. Dear Hetty,
    your garden looks amazing! I love your colour combinations! The daffodils are great too! They seem to do great in the pots. I tried planting some tulip bulbs in containers in autumn, but most don´t seem to do so well. It be lovely if you could give me some tips on how to grow spring bulbs in containers.
    Best wishes,

  2. I will do so in Autumn Lisa. All tips and tricks. Groetjes Hetty

    1. Thanks Hetty! That´s great! Looking forward to it!

  3. Thank you for showing all these wonderful photos of your tulips and other bulbs. I woke up to new fallen snow this morning and allow myself to totally ignore the snow and enjoy your photos to the fullest.
    Lovely colour combinations! I used to have Angelique, but it has disappeared.

  4. Just wonderful! 'Slava' is new to me. Beautiful!
    Good for the birds and animals with peace and tranquility again :)


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