By rootMarch 23, 20190 comments
This is the time of the year for one of our favorite flowering shrubs: the Camelia. These shrubs are from South East Asia where people often use the young leaves..
By rootMarch 21, 20190 comments
Yesterday was the official opening of the world famous Keukenhof ! Along with the international press we were invited to join this very special event. 2019 marks the 70th year..
By rootMarch 18, 20190 comments
Magnolias are starting to flower here in the Netherlands, about two weeks earlier than they should. Fortunately we’ve been spared late frosts, which can easily spoil Magnolia flowers and lead..
By rootMarch 12, 20190 comments
Spring is arriving in all its splendor here in the Netherlands! Precisely one year ago, it was so cold here, we could ice skate over the canals but this year,..
By rootMarch 11, 20190 comments
It is almost time for the Narcissus! The Narcissus is by far the most common bulb here in the Netherlands. Hundreds of cultivars can be found in Dutch parks or..
By rootMarch 10, 20190 comments
Another Spring favorite: the crocus! Sometimes they cover lawns completely with blue, yellow, white and purple flowers, giving an almost hallucinatory effect. Now, after an early Spring, they are almost..
By rootMarch 9, 20190 comments
Earlier than ever but now all over here in the Netherlands: snowdrops! This year I loved the Galanthus ‘Compton Court’, a large variety which grows extremely well just about in..
By rootMarch 3, 20190 comments
One of the great things about city living in the Netherlands is being able to experience Spring flowers – even when walking to your local store ! As many of..