‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ 2:
Visiting the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Wisley every Easter and Summer holiday has become a mother and daughter tradition for me…
A shot in the arm for us both. A perfect excuse to snatch and share some ‘quality time’.
Having been inspired by Annie’s stunning post over at http://mammasaurus.co.uk last week, I was planning to head for the monster greenhouse, to admire the orchid display.
But we got diverted by an absolute riot of tulips – over 1600 planted in a huge, unself-conscious mass.
Celebrating the totally wondrous variety of colour and form.
So bold and simple. Unlike anything I have seen at Wisley before.
So my ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?‘ post this week is not exactly about my garden, but about one that I feel, in a way, is part of my inheritance…
The joy of visiting with my mother and being inspired.
The entertainment of discovering temporary displays such as this one, and the security of re-visiting the fruit trees and checking that I’ve got the pruning in hand at home!
So I’ll enjoy the orchids over at Mammasaurus, from the comfort of my own living room –
and savour the memory of those cheeky, bashful, outrageous tulips making such an exhibition of themselves!
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