BEST PICTURES OF THIS YEAR

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas ! Only a few more days left and we’ll get a brand new year with lots of possibilities !

As there is not much going on in the garden I thought I could show you some of my favorite pictures.

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ALL THESE PICTURES COME FROM MY BLOGS WHICH I STARTED ABOUT 6 MONTH’S AGO

HAVE A GREAT END OF THE YEAR AND MAY 2013 BE THE BEST YEAR EVER !!!!

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MY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

And so this is Christmas again, the end of another year. As always I try to keep my decorations simple.

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THIS WREATH I MADE FROM PINE CONES I COLLECTED IN CROATIA WHEN WE WERE ON HOLIDAY BACK IN SEPTEMBER

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I WANT TO WHISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A FABULOUS NEW YEAR WITH LOTS OF INSPIRATION IN WHATEVER YOU DO!!!

GREENHOUSE OF THE BELGIAN ROYALS

Once a year, for about a month, the royal greenhouse near Brussels is open for the public. I’ve been there several times and I love it. It is very popular with visitors from all over the world so it can be rather crowded. I always try to imagine what it would be like if I was the only visitor or even better, the owner and I could do with it what I want….I have soooo many idea’s. But I am happy with my garden and greenhouse too you know but we can dream can’t we ?

Here are some of the pictures I took when we were there.

 

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THIS IS CALLED THE CHINESE PAVILLION, IT WAS A GIFT FROM CHINA

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I THINK THIS TREE IS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS !!!

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ALL THESE PICTURES WERE TAKEN AT THE END OF APRIL

For all of you who would like to visit this royal greenhouse, it is usually open from end of April till end of May.

Have a great week and to the lucky ones : enjoy your garden !

Thanks for stopping bye and for reading my blog!

WHO KNOWS THE RIGHT NAME ?

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Why do plants seldom get the right  and complete name tag ? This really annoys me !

Years ago I bought this “succulent” it said on the label, so I gave it sandy and well draining soil and gave it a light and warm place in my livingroom, I can’t say it is thriving but it grows slowly and it looks not too bad.

As I am regularly browsing through other peoples blogs I came across a picture of a plant just like mine (the one you can see above) and someone called it “mistletoe cactus”, I knew my plant was a rhipsalis but there are so many sub species ! So I did some googling and I was even more confused, I found several pictures of my rhipsalis plant all with other names ! And I read that you have to put it in bark like an orchid, not in soil. Does any of you have experience with this plant ? So far it never gave me blooms so it is even more difficult to identify!

So I want to ask the people who bring plants on the market, please please give them the complete name tag so that we can care for our plants as we should !

Winter really started over here now, we have had snow and black ice and chaos on the roads and more misery is on the way as they expect a huge snowstorm for tonight. Move over Winter and give me SPRING  !!!!!

For all of you who are lucky enough to live in a warm climate, enjoy your garden ! For all the others who are in the middle of Winter, keep safe and enjoy your plants inside !

Thanks for stopping by !

BLOG AWARD

I have been nominated for the “inspiring blogger award” by Sara from “delicious.ly feed your life”, thank you very much Sara, I am really pleased with it !

Now I have to tell you 7 things about myself :

1.I got my love for plants from my mothers mother, I loved to spent time with my gran cos she was always busy with her plants

2.The first plant I bought for myself with my pocketmoney was a small cactus, I loved it and so my love for cacti and succulents began, I think I was about 7 years old.

3.I am a beautician

4.My favorite drink is schwepps tonic with a bit of lemon

5.I draw and paint

6.I love reading garden books , garden magazines and a good detective story

7.I love going to the beach and collect shell’s

I want to thank all my followers , readers and all the other bloggers for inspiring me and for encouraging me to keep blogging, I enjoy hearing from you !

Now I have to nominate  up to 15 bloggers for this award which will be very difficult as there are so many good bloggers amongst you !

Putney Farm      Yvonne Peccor Mucci        Country life in Spain        Hurtled to 60 and now beyond

Botanic Art         Secret Gardener          My botanical garden         Fifty Two Weeks                

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Mama Carrie Make

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