A visit to the Singapore Botanic Gardens yesterday. It’s been eons since I’ve gone back and it’s also my first after it’s been awarded the UNESCO heritage status. The gardens were much larger than I remembered and we only covered about half of it as it was pouring heavily on and off the entire afternoon. The grey skies and wet weather accentuated the tropical jungle feel. While I wished I could say that I forgot I was in the middle of the city, but actually I couldn’t as I could still hear the noisy traffic on the fringes of the park. Here are some highlights from the visit - I loved the ponds and lakes, plus the heritage trees were simple majestic 🌳
It’s fall ... I know, the dahlias aren’t blooming anymore BUT this is the exact time you need to be thinking about them 😉 Ours finally died back a week or so ago so this weekend we dug up the tubers and got them cleaned and ready to store for the winter. It’s worth the work I promise you!! When you store them in a cool dry place over the winter and divide them it allows the plant to grow even better, it will produce more flowers which means you’ll be happier too 🙌🏻 If your dahlias are dead bushes in your yard, comment below and I’ll send you a link with all the details on what to do next. There is a GREAT blog about how to dig, divide and store dahlias on @thespruceofficial site 🙌🏻 Cheers to happy gardening! #happygardeninglife#pnwgardening#dahliagarden#cuttinggarden
I’ve had lots of new followers recently so I thought I would try to post about my garden throughout December. I will add a new story each Monday together with a photo on my grid. I will add stories about how we created parts of the old house garden. First up is how we created our rose garden! Do pop over to my stories to see how we created this beautiful space from scratch. Ask me any questions you like and I will try to answer them as best I can! I’m not a garden designer but gardening is my passion. If the story has disappeared you’ll be able to find it in my highlights. Enjoy! 🌺🌹🌷💐🌸🌼🌻🍀🍁🍄🌾 #mygloriousgardens
I love the cold and that is why I live in Alaska. A single digit day makes my heart sing as I gaze around at all the beauty king winter has brought to the land. The patterns that Jack Frost paints in the greenhouse glass. It is a winter wonderland. This market farmer is ready for a bit of rest before our teaching series begins and the seed rush. We are still growing strong with micro greens and our craft kombucha and herbal tea brews but a little hibernation is in order. Happy Holidays folks.
... I absolutely love nosing in people's front gardens. These protected little microclimates provide an oasis for such a variety of plants. Sometimes you come across examples where the gardener may not have appreciated the ultimate sense of scale some plants can achieve. I'm pretty sure this phoenix palm was probably bought in a B&Q garden centre some years ago as a cute little 1 litre pot plant and has taken off in this south facing 3 metre front garden. I have to say I love it but I'm pretty sure the owners will regret it when it consumes the entire house! For now, it brings a little bit of the tropics to the November chill of Brighton... 😆😆
MORGONSTUND Jag vaknar i en främmande säng och hemlängtan slår till. För så är det, jag är en hemmakatt. Har inte behov av det storslagna utan trivs bäst med jord under naglarna och barnens ben fulla med spring omkring mig. Var trivs du som bäst? #evergreengardenpunktse
Fall harvest salad has never looked so good! 🙌🥕🥬 ➡️ pick 2 vegetables from this platter that you MUST have in a fall salad 🥗👩🌾👨🌾 #fallharvest . . Repost/📷: @chefdanielagerson Tag us and Use #sustainablesprout to be featured