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"Gardener’s, like everyone else, live second by second and minute by minute. What we see at one particular moment is then and there before us. But there is a second way of seeing. Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy, calls up days and seasons past and years gone by." - Allen Lacy, The Gardener’s Eye, 1992

Thankfully we can take solace in our gardens, whether large or just some containers....and when the time comes that we cannot be in our gardens, we have seed catalogues to get us through ...

As I look at 2021 I am very hopeful. Things are changing, perhaps not at the speed we want, but it will get better so that we can get back to some shade of 'normal' so that we can travel and see our friends again. I still have many trips I want to take both with my husband and with my tour groups. I want this to happen... for us all to feel safe again.

Keep checking up on your friends and family. We are so lucky now to have so many ways of keeping in touch with those we love while not being with them...use them.

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 22 YEARS of Tours for Garden Lovers...

Those booked on my Greece 2021 tour are very happy to move to the new date of May 2022 which is super as that tour is just about fully booked and my Chelsea 2021 tour will also be moved to May 2022 and is happily booking as well. My tours site has been updated to reflect the new dates now and an updated tours newsletter has just gone out to those on my tours mailing list. You can read what was sent on the tours site under my Pen & Tea blog. I think right now the Spain, Portugal and South Africa Tours are fine, they are not until September and October 2021...but if we have to move them to 2022 we will. Just put up on the tours site - my Floriade 2022- Netherlands Garden Tour set for April. Floriade only happens once every 10 years and I have been to the last two of them...exciting to see this tour booking! I do a tours newsletter so if you would like the latest hot of the laptop, just send me an email and let me know...

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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