Garden Beauty exploding


It is Easter Monday and the morning sun is oozing out the plants still hidden in the soil…. Soon the garden will become a display of young green shoots with budds ready to spring open into full bloom… This to me is always the most exciting time of the gardening season. I just love walking through the garden in the mornings, weather permitting, and discovering new shoots having turned up overnight!

Here in the border above, in November 08, I removed a huge Rhododendron bush. It just did not fit in with the rest of the design…

So I just recently drove to Hummelo, the Netherlands, to the nursery of Piet and Anja Oudolf. Piet Oudolf is a great garden designer and has world fame now in USA, Germany, Sweden and many other countries in Europe. He designed the Gardens of Remembrance in New York City… after the Twin Towers were destroyed on September 11th….


Here Piet stands infront of his designed gardens in New York City. He is my inspiration.

Last week I then drove to his and Anja’s nursery, and saw Piet actually briefly arriving. He said hello, as I am a frequent visitor, Anja, his wonderful wife organises the nursery and always is extremely helpful if you have a long plant list,like I usually have, to find all the plants. I will also go shopping for clients there!

It was early in the season and not much was out yet…. but I managed to get hold of some of the plants on my list:

Molinia ‘Karl Foester’
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ‘Purpurlanze’
Scutellaria incana
Molinia ‘Transparent’
Persicaria ampl. ‘Rosea’
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascinata’
and some Perovskia ‘Little Spire’ (Russian Sage)

In the border above I added 3 layers with Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascinata’ , Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ‘Purpurlanze’ and Scutellaria incana…


Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascinata’

So will keep you all posted on development in Garden! Have fun pottering in your own garden or balcony.
It is designed2b beautiful and make you relax and feel great.

Love Carolyn

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