Lilacs and purples are among my favourite shades, so join me in celebrating these flowers’ lilac loveliness.
I hope these gorgeous flowers have brought sunshine and happiness to you this Friday.
One of the magnets on my fridge quotes Cicero “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” – a sentiment with which I concur most heartily. And so, today, to start the new year I’m bringing you photos of a couple of renowned world gardens: Sissinghurst in the Autumn and Giverny in the Spring.
SISSINGHURST, KENT, England
I would love to see Sissinghurst‘s White Garden in Spring, but then again, it would be critical to be there super-early.
Monet’s GIVERNY had been on my bucket list for a long time. It definitely lived up to expectations and I was so thrilled that the peonies were still flowering in the first week of June.
And while not as well known as these two, we loved Great Dixter‘s garden when we visited in Autumn 2010, just after we’d been to Sissinghurst.
I hope these beautiful gardens and flowers have brought sunshine to you today, wherever you are in the world. I’d like to wish my readers good health, happiness and adventures in 2015, with lots of gardens to visits and flowers to smell.