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"There is nothing simpler, nor more beautiful, than a kitchen garden. It is not enough to cultivate vegetables with care. You have the duty to arrange them according to their colors, and to frame them with flowers, so they appear like a well laid table." - St. Ignatius

Glorious Spring and I bet there are many little pots filled with veggies and flowers just waiting to be placed in gardens or pots...when the time comes. Some of you have already done this and check on them each day I bet...others are waiting for those last cold days to go away and the soil to warm up. In the meantime you are at the local greenhouses checking on what you must try this growing year and never mind if you have the room for them! Hard to believe we are still facing many challenges in our world and I know that having a garden or pots of plants is healing...

I took a hard look at my garden tours this year and made the decision to move my three fall 2021 tours to 2022. I just do not think this year is the year...they are all updated on the tours site now and I am relieved by the responses I received from those who had booked them. They tell me that this was the right thing to do. 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.

Tom and I have both received our two doses and are very thankful.

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..Floriade only happens once every ten years and Keukenhof is magical... 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. Chelsea Flower Show 2022 is all about gardens and they are amazing...plus Chelsea is unlike any show you have seen. Be sure to watch the virtual Chelsea 2021 show this month! 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. South Africa - Safaris and gardens 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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