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Last summer I visited Latvia with my favourite gardening society, Blomsterodlingens vänner. One of the highlights of the trip was seeing the splendidly restored Rundāle Palace and its fabulous gardens. The Rosarium was looking especially gorgeous during our visit. Latvia has a famous rose breeder in Dr. Dzidra Rieksta and seeing the Latvian hybrids at […]

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As Irises might just be my favorite plant genus, I just thought I could add a compilation gallery of the iris pictures I’ve published on this blog. I addition there a few new ones from this summer!

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The Jardins de Bellevue are one of my absolute favorite types of gardens. The gardens are meandering and well thought out woodland gardens, which feature a lot of rare and stunning perennials, shrubs and trees. In addition to that they are set in a beautiful landscape that they make the most of. In the first […]

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The gardens of Agapanthe are the creation of garden designer and nurseryman Alexandre Thomas. The design and planting is quite interesting, both bold and lush. What makes the gardens a bit unusual is that they are situated on both sides of a road. The house that is seen in the picture belongs to Alexandre’s parents […]

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In contrast to Château de Vandrimare which had been in the same family since 1492 (!) and which I just wrote about, Jardin de Valérianes is a smaller creation by its current owners. The garden was in two parts on each side of the road with a lot of interesting perennials, some roses and a […]

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