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'Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment – until it becomes a memory’ Dr Seuss

Hard to believe that I haven't been on an airplane since March of 2020. I used to fly over 100,000 miles a year and how that has changed...I am so looking forward to travel again and visiting gardens on my tours and travel with Tom. So many trips and tours had to be cancelled and moved to 2022...such a waste of precious time waiting through all of this. I am anxious to see my travel friends again who have signed up for the tours for 2022, excited to show them the beauty that is out there and I know they can't wait either....they are all vaccinated as well.

So with hope we look forward to 2022 and the joy of visiting some exquisite gardens....the main thing for me is that my tour guests feel safe and comfortable.

I have also been updating my FB page with what is happening here in Panama where I live and posting some of my many photos of beautiful flowers and places I have been to...because we will travel again....and we will appreciate it more.

CELEBRATING 23 YEARS of Tours for Garden Lovers...

You have some wonderful choices for garden tours with me in 2022..BUT they are all just about full now so sign up soon if you are coming with me. Floriade only happens once every ten years and Keukenhof is magical...it's a GO and just about full now. Greece includes a botanical artwork time and if you don't like that, you can sit around the pool and look at views that will take your breath away. Athens, Pelion and Corfu...it's a GO and only two spots left now. Chelsea Flower Show 2022 is all about gardens and they are amazing...plus Chelsea is unlike any show you have seen...it's a GO - 3 spots left now. Spain is of course some Gaudi and some extraordinary visits to gardens and palaces. Portugal is Porto and the Douro Valley filled with landscapes, gardens, wine...it's a GO and just a couple spots left now. My tours are all about gardens so if this is what you are looking for, then visit the tours site. My Pen & Tea Blog on the tours site brings you up to date with what is happening.

Our Garden Tours Site is www.gardeningtours.com

I hope you are following me on FaceBook so you can see what I am up to here in Panama and on my travels.
Our Panama site is at WhyPanama.net Moving to a tropical country from Zone 3a in Alberta was sure some kind of adjustment, but one that we are so thankful we did. It has opened up a whole new world of plant material and article opportunities for me. Also check out this growing gardening site - www.thegreenpinky.com

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