Hello, my lovely readers!
I have a lot less time to write
and pop over to other blogs
for I am taking advantage of all that SPRING has to offer
and spending quality time with friends before we disperse for the summer
|Garden paths are often mowed lawns|
So I grabbed a friend and headed over to Ramster Gardens in Surrey,
known as the perfect setting for a country wedding
and voted one of the UK's Top 10 Spring Gardens 2011
by The Daily Telegraph
Just dreamy, no?
Like Alice In Wonderland, falling down the rabbit hole
and seeing this...
|Rhododendrons & Bluebells|
Did you see the White Rabbit disappear down the path?
I had been sitting on my hands since last fall to visit this beauty,
known for its rhododendrons
WOW, did it surpassed my expectations!
I'm simply giddy about the flora in England
And creative use of it
Never have I seen wild fuchsias, camellias, centranthus, and columbine growing happily together
In the US, they often grow in different zones
Monkey Puzzle Trees, palms, saucer magnolias
fern trees, rhododendron trees, wild orchids
and so. much. more.
The gardener in me
has a swirling head
with stimulation overload
I'm freaking out!
A big nod to the adventurous plant explorers who brought these beauties here
more than a hundred years ago from all over the world
to create this 'Garden Island'
|Inside a Japanese Maple|
And never have I lived somewhere that offers hundreds, if not thousands, of gardens to visit
Independent and Private Gardens
(and most offer tea - yea!)
|Rhodys By A Pond|
Every corner, every street, is a sight to behold
'Of sheer beauty and abundance'
(to quote a friend)
Oh, how I wish a could transport you through my screen to see what I see!!
Pinch me, but not too hard
Signed 'Simply Giddy',