Six On Saturday: A Garden in Savannah

Good morning SOS’ers! I have been posting interesting gardens and today, I am revealing what I think it takes to have a beautiful garden in Savannah, Georgia………first I think, is a pink house! The bigger the better………with a Spanish Moss tree as well, the bigger the better! I had never seen neighborhoods with all pastel…

FOTD, January 16, 2021

Very cheery colors this morning from the Gothenburg, Sweden Botanical Garden! Challenge rules, why not join in? 1. Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it.  You can either post new flower photos or dig back into your archives. 2. Depending on the time of year, you can post any…

Six On Saturday: Monks House

You can’t hardly go wrong if you live on THE STREET, can you? Of all the gardens we have visited, the one cottage in a garden that I know I would be happy to live in, is Monks House. Monk’s House is the country cottage in Rodmell, that was the home of Leonard and Virginia…

FOTD: January 15, 2021

The gardeners at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens can do extraordinary landscapes! Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and colour into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favour of that? Challenge rules, why not join in? 1. Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it.  You can either…

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) and Then Some!

Today, for Cee’s Flower of the Day, Photo Challenge, I thought I would show some of Dale Chihuly’s Glass Art and sculpture work, that was displayed at Cheekwood Gardens, in Nashville, Tennessee this summer! Outstanding! Cee’s challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and colour into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favour of…

Six On Saturday: My Favorite English Garden

I have been to many, many, many English gardens. Oh, I miss them! Some were part of the National Trust and some of them were with The National Garden Scheme……..we loved them all……but one year, I came upon a garden with a Potting Shed to stay in……It was booked to the gills for that year,…

Six on Saturday; Kjerringøy, Norway

Today, I thought I would show you what gardening looks like when you live in Kjerringøy, Norway (population 450) a village, above the Arctic Circle. The Kjerringøy Trading Post was in its heyday from 1829 until the 1860’s. This was the most northern port for fishermen, who would set out in their small boats, going…

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, Nashville, Tennessee

I love a good “TRAIN STORY,” don’t you? The story of the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens is just that! Mabel Wood was on a train from New York to Nashville, Tennessee, when Leslie Cheek bribed the porter, with a box of cigars, to find out the name of the beautiful young Mabel. Two years later,…

Six On Saturday; Chihuly at Cheekwood Gardens

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee for the outdoor exhibit of Dale Chihuly. Once a year, the American, glass sculptor, picks one garden to feature his very large-scale pieces of glass. We were excited about this, because we have never been to a Chihuly event and never…

Six On Saturday; My Summer Garden Is Not Done Yet

Good Morning SOS folks! I thought I’d get photos of the last of the summer days! It’s finally cooling down to the 70’s in the daytime and 50ish at night! I planted the agapanthus a few years back as annuals and they have come back every year! I’ve probably jinxed myself now! I potted the…

Edvard Grieg Home; Troldhaugen

This morning we are going just outside the city limits of Bergen to Nordasvannen, to visit the home of Norway’s famous composer, Edvard Haverup Grieg, who was born in 1843. The bus finally came to a stop at a little lane that went up the mountain. Here we had to get out and walk the…

Six on Saturday, Finally It’s a Garden Path!

Hellooo everyone! Welcome to my SOS! It’s been awhile I know! Sometimes life just gets in the way of my blogging! This Spring, I felt we were going down that Rabbit Hole that has been my back garden………… Remember last year we placed new sod in the Upper Terrace in the Woodland Garden, because I…

Six on Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway: Again

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! We’re still in Kristiansand, Norway, so let’s get a look at what I think makes for a great entrance to a new city….. When you first approach a city, whether by ship or road, does it look appealing? Is there a welcome sign? Is the sight clean or dirty? Is their something…

The Walk to Otterdalsparken, Kristiansand, Norway

We’ve made into the port at Kristiansand and I am loving this place! I’ve divided the city up into four distinct sections; the wharf and port area, the beach and condo area, the main square and shopping area, and the neighborhoods. My, we have a lot more to see, so we had better get a…

Six On Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! Today, I am in Kristiansand, Norway! There are four distinct sections to the city and for our first SOS here, we will walk to the Wergeland Square area, central to the main shopping area and the hub of the city. The Kristiansand Cathedral, is featured prominently in the middle and is completely…