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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, April 1, 2011

{Yellow Blossoms from Our Garden want to be YOUR Sunshine Today!}

  • On Sunday our Admiral Semmes Azaleas were weeping... look at their tears!

  • The rain was so bad that I only had little time in-between showers to catch this for you!
  • Such stunning blossoms from the Admiral Semmes Azalea make up for less sunny days. 
  • Only too bad that from an all week rain period they are badly damaged and we have to wait another year for capturing their beauty.
Admiral Semmes Azaleas are from the Confederate series in Our Garden
This is from last year...
Such a lovely yellow...

  • Don't you agree that making a Garden Tour from Book an Event with us is worthwhile even when things look wet? 
  • Instead of tea or coffee with cake in the gazebo we of course can move inside...

Another variety in a paler yellow...
They all look so beautiful!
We actually got 2 Admiral Semmes Azaleas...

  • Above you see Carolina Jasmine in the rain on Sunday...

  • Regardless the tears, they're absolutely gorgeous and so fragrant!

  • Our FIRST blooming roses! Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' Rose 'Lady Banks'. 
  • An old southern Garden favorite, this thornless climber has abundant but small lightly fragrant double yellow flowers. 
  • This rose is very adaptable and vigorous and requires much less special care than most roses. Native to China and available at Woodlanders.

  • Two weeks ago our Forsythias were blooming at their best. 
  • The weather was warm and sunny at that time. Things have changed since Friday, last week...

  • Forsythias make me always happy as they're telling that spring is advancing...
  • Below you will see some Narcissus Hawera, they're late blooming. We have them spread from early till late blooming varieties.

  • They're a small, yet elegant variety and fragrant as well.


  1. Your garden has such beautiful flowering shrubs. Pity the rain spoiled your azaleas this year. The Banksia rose is delightful. It's a pity they don't flower over a longer period of time.

  2. Hi Mariette,

    Your garden must be so beautiful and love all the pretty flowers and imagine the fragrance must be delightful.
    raindrops on flowers, is a really neat sight.

    Happy weekend

  3. wow! i always get overwhelmed by your photos and the splash of colour you can get! it's absolutely beautiful! love your flowers! your photos would give amazing postcards!
    happy day Mariette!

  4. Oh Mariëtte, even when it is raining you have the sun in your garden! The yellow azalea's are beautiful and so are the jasmine and the roses... Love the forsytia too... spring really is arriving then!
    A tour through your garden? If I'd be closer to you I would definitely book that tour ;)
    Have a wonderful & hopefully sunny weekend dear Mariëtte.
    Bisous from Versailles, Chantal

  5. Your garden must be such a wonderful place to visit!!! Hugs Yvonne

  6. Dear Mariette, all the flowers are oh soooooo beautiful, and I´m so impressed by the huge wonderful yellow azalea you have, it´s gorgeous even with those sweet drops in it!!!!! I don´t remember seeing yellow azaleas before, maybe in the south where they bloom as weeds...
    hugs my dear

  7. Dag Mariette,
    Zelfs in de regen schijnt bij jou de zon nog. Prachtig!!!wat een mooie foto's. Bedankt voor jou lieve reacties op mijn blog en ik wens je een hele mooie tijd met je dochter.
    Geniet er maar lekker van.
    Fijn weekend, Elly

  8. ooooh dat wordt snoeien na de bloei!!! toch? forsythia snoei je toch na de bloei? Ergens is er iets blijven hangen van al de tuinwijsheden van mn ma;)!

    Morgen wordt het hier een dag lang zomer!!!


  9. Wow Mariette! Those are stunning pictures! Your garden looks like a little chunk of heaven!!! I have Morning Glory out on my deck and one of the containers is starting to die for some reason:( I'm so sad, not sure what I should do with them.

  10. Hallo meine liebe Mariette, was für ein leuchtender, gelber Post, wunderschön deine Azalleen und ich weiss das gerade die gelben sehr schön duften :))
    Wie Du schreibst ist das Wetter bei Euch im Moment nicht so toll, also bei uns sollen es ja am Wochenende bis zu 26 Grad werden, mal sehen ob das stimmt:))
    Wenn es so ist bin ich mit meinem Koffer unterwegs lach!!
    sei ganz lieb gegrüßt

  11. Dear Mariette,
    I feel as I am walking through your magnificent garden... I can smell the flowers.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. They are truly appreciated.

    (((( hugs to you and Pieter ))))


  12. Mariette your garden seen live must be one of the most beautiful in the world!!! I love your flowers, the colors, you care them as children!
    I'd love to have a landscaped beautiful garden but unfortunately it is small, I do not have enough experience and Dora is one disaster after another! She eats buds, dig in the pots and hid his bone where I had sown the delpinium... I hope she stops growing, now is still a child, my sweet second child!
    Kisses, happy week end

  13. Forsythien blühen bei uns auch gerade, aber sonst ist die Natur noch nicht so weit wie bei Euch. Hier dauert es noch bis Mai, bis so Vieles in voller BLüte steht.

    Liebe Grüße


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