I love white flowers and so I have lots of them in my garden. Today I want to show you one of my white begonia’s, I have had this plant for about 5 years now. It’s in a pot but I need to give it a bigger pot, the bigger the pot the bigger the plant becomes. But I don’t dig the bulbs up in Autumn, they stay in their pots and I put them inside in an unheated area, they sometimes get quite a bit of frost but as long as the soil is dry they can have the cold.
I am in France at the moment on holiday. We spent the first days of our holiday in Dijon, a small city in the east of France, known for it’s strong mustard. They have a beautiful old city center with many old building and art everywhere you look. We had a beautiful B&B on the outside of the city center and it had a beautiful garden ! Did you know France had the most visitors in the WORLD ?!
As pictures tell you so much more than words, here are some of the pictures I took.
BUILDINGS LIKE THIS ONE ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER.
THE BUILDINGS ARE ALL VERY WELL RESTORED
I FOUND THIS ONE VERY FUNNY
We also visited the botanic garden in Dijon.
AN OLD LINDEN TREE WITH IT’S TRUNK FULL OF NOBS
STATUE IN THE ROSE GARDEN, ALAS THE ROSES WERE TOO FAR GONE AND NOT PRETTY ANYMORE, ESPECIALLY AFTER A WHOLE DAY OF RAIN
BIG POTS FILLED WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER, THIS ONE WAS IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN
STATUE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN
I LOVED THIS BEAUTIFUL BEE HOTEL
ONE OF THE MANY BORDERS
ANOTHER PRETTY BORDER, BUT YOU CAN SEE IT WAS ALMOST THE END OF THE SEASON
THIS IS A TINY BEGONIA WITH A PRETTY LEAF, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE
This is it for today, I’ll give you more tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !
A while ago I ordered some fuchsia’s from a place called Fuchsia’s Katrien Michiels, they have over 3000 different fuchsia’s and over a 1000 different pelargoniums on top of that they have other Summerflowering flowers and a small range of cacti. I love to go there ! They have a beautiful site on internet with all the pictures of the fuchsia’s and pelargoniums they sell. Yesterday I went to collect what I had ordered and I took some pictures.
A LOOK AT THE PELARGONIUM HOUSE
THESE DARK FLOWERING PELARGONIUMS ARE VERY POPULAR OVER HERE AT THE MOMENT
THESE ARE SPECIAL LEAF PELARGONIUMS
And here are the fuchsia’s. They are not in bloom yet but most of them have buds.
THEY HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE HUGE GREENHOUSES FILLED WITH FUCHSIA’s
EVERY FUCHSIA HAS A NUMBER AND A NAME AND SOME INFO : SUN OR SHADE, WINTERHARDY OR NOT, TRAILING OR STANDING, BIG FLOWER, DUBBLE FLOWER, SMALL FLOWER, COLOUR
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TAGS
THIS IS A FUCHSIA WITH A VARIEGATED LEAF
BEGONIA’S IN HANGING POTS
And last but not least the cacti !!!
As you can see, they were all big cacti and they were a bit neglected so I guess she’s not a cacti fan but the cacti were beautiful none the less !