EASTER GREETINGS

I want to wish you all some very happy Easter holidays ! May the weather be good so you can enjoy your garden.

Here are some pictures I took from my garden in the past 2 weeks. I know I haven’t posted as much as last year but we are in the middle of houserenovations…..

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DWARF RHODODENDRON WITH IN THE BACK THE MARSH MARIGOLD AND TO THE RIGHT A POT WITH MOROCCAN MINT

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A TINY FORGET-ME-NOT WHO ACCIDENTLY GREW IN A POT WITH SUCCULENTS

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EUPHORBIA IN FULL BLOOM

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ANOTHER DWARF RHODODENDRON WITH IN THE BACK GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM

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THE GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM STARTED FLOWERING VERY EARLY THIS YEAR, THIS REALLY IS A VERY STRONG PLANT WHO GROWS EVERYWHERE !!!

 

I ALREADY HAVE FIGS ON MY TREE !!!

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AREN’T THEY CUTE ?!

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LOOK AT THE TULIP ON THE LEFT, IT’S THE SAME AS THE OTHER TWO ONLY THE LEFT ONE HAS A VIRUS AND THEREFORE IT HAS STRIPES

HAVE A GREAT EASTER !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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LA DOUCE FRANCE : MONACO

The day we visited the tropical garden in Monaco (le jardin tropical de Monaco) was for me the most beautiful day of our holiday in France !!! This garden was built against the slopes of a mountain and what grows against mountains in a warm climate ???? right : cacti and succulents !!! It was magic as soon as we entered the garden, I didn’t know where to look first and what to photograph as I felt like a child in a sweet shop. There were cacti and succulents everywhere and then that environment !!! We had a look over the mediterranean sea and Monaco, it was breath-taking really !!!! It was also a perfect day for a visit to this garden, the sky was blue and the sea was blue and the sun was shining, what more can you want ???!!! I was overwhelmed but happy !

But please look for yourselves, I took loads of pictures to show to you.

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THIS BEAUTIFUL TREE WAS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE GARDEN, BEHIND THE TREE YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF THE SEA IN THE BACKGROUND

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CEIBA INSIGNA SAID THE LABEL, I’VE NEVER SEEN A TREE LIKE THIS ONE, I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT IMEDIATLY

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A VIEW OVER THE SEA FROM THE GARDEN, LOOK AT ALL THE YACHTS !

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A BEAUTIFUL AGAVE

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A CACTI STILL LIFE

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A BUNCH OF AGAVE STRICTA

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GOLDEN BARRELS, WE CALL THEM “MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIRS”

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GARDENS ON TOP OF THE APARTMENTS ARE EVERYWHERE

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ON THE RIGHT SIGHT IN THE BACK YOU SEE A CEMETARY

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LOOK AT THIS YUCCA STEM !!! IN THE BACK YOU SEE A BIG JADE PLANT AND SOME GOLDEN BARRELS

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AGAVE VICTORIA REGINAE, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AGAVES FOR ME

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ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL STEM !

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A HUGE OPUNTIA, LOOK AT THIS STEM, IT TURNED INTO WOOD LIKE A REAL TREE STEM !!!

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A THORNY EUPHORBIA IN BLOOM

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SMALLER SUCCULENTS ARE PLANTED EVERYWHERE BETWEEN THE BIGGER PLANTS

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ANOTHER EUPHORBIA

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PORTULACARIA’S WERE EVERY WHERE, EVEN N THE SHAPE OF HEDGES

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OH IF ONLY THIS COULD BE MY GARDEN !!!!!!……….

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A CRISTATA FORM

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A CACTUS FRUIT AS BIG AS AN ORANGE

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ANOTHER PRICKLY CRISTATA FORMED BEAUTY

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A FEW OF THE BIG BOYS

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A FEW LITTLE GEMS

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WHY OH WHY CAN’T I GROW THIS IN MY GARDEN ???

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AN ARCHE MADE OF PORTULACARIA

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ANOTHER GARDEN ON TOP OF A FLAT

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MORE ROOFGARDENS

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LOOK AT THE STEM OF THIS JADE PLANT !!!

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS AS MUCH AS I DID ! In reality it looked a lot more beautiful than what I can show you here with my pictures ofcourse. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week !

ANOTHER LOST DAY FOR THE GARDEN

It’s been raining for over 36 hours now so there is not much to tell about the garden, instead I am going to tell you about the flora and fauna of Kenya where we were on holliday a few years ago.

Kenya is paradise for those who love the birds and the bee’s , the flowers and the tree’s and last but not least ofcourse the big mamals. On vacation we are allways on the lookout for plants and animals whether it is in Belgium or abroad, my husband is a very keen birdlover where as I love everything about nature. The hotels we stayed in were awesome, they all had beautfull gardens and the rooms were cottages in the garden, the food was excellent !

JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURES AND YOU’LL GET A BETTER VIEW.

A VIEW OVER THE SAVANNA WITH ON THE LEFT A HUGE EUPHORBIA TREE

GNOE’S OR WILDEBEASTS EVERYWHERE YOU SEE

MY FAVORITE ANIMAL : THE MONKEY !!!! I COUD WATCH THEM ALL DAY !!!

THESE ARE THE FRUITS OF THE SAUSAGE TREE, APPARENTLY THEY MAKE BEER OF THE FRUITS

BEAUTIFULL BIRDS EVERYWHERE

FLAMINGO’S, THOUSENDS OF THEM

I DON’T KNOW THE NAME OF THIS BEAUTY , FREMONTODENDRON PERHAPS ?

CACTUSTREE’S

I LOVE THE SHAPE OF THESE TREE’S, YOU CAN SEE WE WERE THERE IN THE DRY SEASON, EVERYTHING LOOKS DUSTY AND DRIED OUT

THIS IS AN ALOE, THEY HAVE PLENTY OF ALOE’S IN KENYA

A HUGE OPUNTIA

FLOWERS OF ADENIUM OBESUM

IS’T HE A PRETTY BOY ???!!!

A BAOBAB TREE

DEAD TREE’S EVERYWHERE, THEY LOOKED LIKE WORKS OF ART

AN EXOTIC WATERLILLY

I LIKED THIS TREE, LOOK AT THE BRANCHES !!!

This is just a small selection of the thousends of pictures we took. If ever you decide to visit Kenya you can make the children there very happy with something they can write with and with a t-shirt and shorts as people there are very poor and many children don’t have a pen or even a book to write their notes in.

This will be it for today, as of tomorrow we’ll get better weather but tomorrow I have to work.

ENJOY YOUR DAY AND YOUR GARDEN !! and thanks for stopping by !