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May 22nd, 2022
May 22, 2022

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"Leave everything you do, every place you go, everything you touch a little better for your having been there." Frances Hodgson Burnett- 'The Secret Garden'

On my tours right now...Just finished Greece tour 2022 and you can see the photos on my FB page.

In London now to rest for a couple days before my Chelsea Flower Show Tour 2022...can hardly wait...:)

Our green season has started...that means rain off and on now until December but with the rain comes lush green grass and trees and shrubs in flower. Walking in our area after the music we both thought how very lucky we are to live here. A beautiful city close to us to enjoy excellent restaurants, take walks along the causeway and Casco Viejo, listen to our local symphony. A new cruise port almost ready that will bring in tourists and place them in one of the most beautiful views of Panama City in one direction and in the other, the Panama Canal...a new airport to welcome them in the outline shape of the Harpy Eagle in flight I had read about years ago. We live 15 minutes from the airport and have many international airlines landing here. In April I will fly direct from our airport to Schiphol in the Netherlands on KLM without having to transit and that is amazing.

My tours for 2022 are also amazing and I have only 1 tour left with any space now...All my tours are fully booked for 2022 with the exception of Spain in September. For that I am so very thankful and can hardly wait to see old travel friends again and meet lots of new ones!

So with hope we look forward to 2022 and the joy of visiting some exquisite gardens....and of Tom and I cruising again.

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 flowers and gardens feed our soul.

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...Fully Booked 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...Fully Booked Now.

Chelsea Flower Show 2022 is all about gardens and they are Chelsea is unlike any show you have seen..Fully Booked Now.

Spain is of course some Gaudi and some extraordinary visits to gardens and palaces....just a few spots left now.

Portugal is Porto and the Douro Valley filled with landscapes, gardens, wine... Fully Booked Now.

My tours are all about gardens so if this is what you are looking for, then visit the tours site.

Our Garden Tours Site is

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 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.

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"Is the spring coming?“ he said. "What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine... "

Frances Hodgson Burnett- 'The Secret Garden'

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