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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 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

{Our Sherwood White Azaleas}

Some more photos from our garden, taken on March 13. Near the huge oak tree that is adjacent to the driveway we planted several Sherwood White Azaleas (right click to open). They are lovely and for just a week it is like white magic. The last photo, taken on March 18 shows them already browning. The end of the 2012 fairy tale... 
With just the right light at 6:20 PM they look so beautiful...
Around our huge, old oak tree with its special bark. In the back you can still see the new bridge over the creek into the wood garden with its new walking trail, lined with mondo grasses. Pieter has been very active this spring!
Here you also see the road... Our garden stretches over a length of 200m along the road-side.
On March 18, the show is over... browning starts.
To the left you can see in our wood garden the pink showcase of our Apalachian red bud (Cercis Canadensis). 
Whenever the one starts wilting, the next one is at its peak!
So what do you take? Tea or Coffee with cake in the gazebo after we've completed the Garden Tour?
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  1. Très joli indeed, Mariette. I could use Pieter's help here in Seattle. My yard needs attention but alas, I have no time for it! Big hugs to you. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  2. Those Azaleas are georgeous!
    Wishing you a happy week,
    love and hugs

  3. Your garden is full of beautiful plants, I really liked your pink azalea but this one is so beautiful!

    Is really true what you say in the comments to my post, the images found in magazines (or web) are too good to be true! My garden is always full of weeds, all the days I take off but the next day they are there again...but nothing comes from nothing
    gardening is a work!


  4. Bellissime queste fotografie, brava!! buona giornata...ciao

  5. Your posts about your garden are so beautiful, the description and photos are like a going into a magical journey.

    Now you are inspiring me to consider a post about "flowers" in my A to Z... well, I need to get busy now :-)

    Thank you, dearest Mariette for being such a supportive blogging friend. You are diligent at visiting your friends and leaving kind and encouraging comments.

    As I said before, you are a gem!!


  6. Oh Mariette! I can almost smell these beautiful white blossoms. Glorious! I am hoping spring comes for us soon so that I can smell my apple blossoms. I'm waiting!
    xo Catherine

  7. Dear Mariette,
    Thank you for your kind words! It was good to see everything coming together and looking so nice. Gwendolyn is very happy with her new bedroom design.

  8. Altijd zo heerlijk van het voorjaar die prachtige bloemen die uitkomen! Even tussendoor ene berichtje van mij.Dacht een klein konijntje te zien in het gras?

    Groetjes Janny

  9. Liebe Mariette,
    in deinem Garten folgt ein Höhepunkt dem anderen. Die Azaleen sehen toll aus.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  10. Hallo Mariette,

    Vielen Dank für die sehr gute Bestimmungshilfe und die Art scheint mir richtig zu sein und sieht dem Deiner (Fotos) sehr ähnlich. Bei der Unterart sind da noch viele Möglichkeiten offen und ich denke der Unterschied zu Deinen Blüten ist, dass die Maserung/Blütenzeichnung blau ist.

    Einen lieben Gruß von Senna

  11. Your garden looks truly magical Mariette. Here, we are barely snow-free.
    Thank you so much for your blog award. Your kind words really mean a lot to me.

    Happy Easter from Anna

  12. I know I have said it before but it must be repeated-your garden is just stunning!!
    I find myself wanting to take a deep full breath every time I visit with you, the images are so vivid, just like the flowers are coming through my screen!!

  13. There is something magical white flowers and what a large garden you have.


  14. Dear Mariette,

    Your white Azaleas are so beautiful and a lovely way to start my day, going on a tour of your gorgeous garden. Thank you and a cup of coffee in the gazebo with you would be wonderful.

    Hope you are enjoying the week

  15. Que lindas azaleas,hermosas Mariette,me encantan,te pido permiso para llevarlas a mi blog en la proxima entrada.
    Besitos supongo que estas bien.

  16. Dearest Mariette, your garden is so beautiful, so gorgeous... I adore your pictures, they make me dream!
    I wish a sweet Easter to you,your husband and your dear mom.
    Love to you.

  17. PS Mariette, could I borrow some pictures for my Pinterest, quoting you blog,of course? Thank you in advance.


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