Wednesday 13 June 2012

Beautiful nurseries in the south of the Netherlands

I had promised you some pictures of my visit to 2 beautiful nurseries in the south of the Netherlands.
Together with my mom and aunt, we first visited Marnis nursery (sorry, only in Dutch).

Iris 'superstition'; a gorgeous nightblue variety!

Papaver orientale 'Indian Chief'

Papaver orientale 'Türkenlouis'; fringed... & in real life even brighter

Rose 'Scharlachgut'

The actual reason to go to this nursery was this rose. I bought one about 9 years ago, just before we left the Netherlands to go & live abroad for a while. So I never actually saw the rose in bloom in my garden. Now that we're back, I couldn't find the rose anymore (guessed that one of the renters didn't really see the beauty of it). So I went back to Marnis & bought a new one. It's a single rose and it looks very fragile in a very, almost neon-like, pinkish red colour.
I planted it last week & all of a sudden, I saw another rose making it's appearance.. it looked a bit neglected with ugly branches. I decided to let it stay there and waiting for the buds to open before deciding to take it out or not. And guess what? When the buds opened, it was the same rose!!
I have 2 now and I don't mind at all :)

After lunch we went to another nursery,  Bastin
Bastin is well-known for its mediterranean plants like many different kinds of salvia & lavender.
I didn't take any pictures there (it started raining and I had my hands, of course,  filled with plants!!), but I'll show you some of what I bought that is in my garden now:
Salvia 'Hot Lips'

Cistus x purpureus 'Betty Taudevin'
Campanula La Belle
Verbascum Linda
Verbascum Chaixii Album

I hope you liked the little tour & if you're in the neighbourhood, these nurseries are well worth a visit!
Very dedicated and well-informed people, with a heart for their work!


Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat een mooie bloemen heb je kunnen bekijken bij deze kwekerijen! Ik ben meteen even naar hun websites gegaan en heb er hele mooie planten op zien staan!

Fijne avond, op naar een heerlijk avondje voetbal!

Lieve groet, Ingrid

flowersandhome said...

Prachtige bloemen heb je erbij in je tuin.

Madelief said...

Hoi Chantal,

Wat leuk om zoveel goede/ gesprecialiseerd tuincentra in je omgeving te hebben. Wij wonen niet ver van Boskoop vandaan, waar ook een groot aantal kwekerijen zitten. Ik kom er altijd met veel plezier.

Je roos vind ik erg mooi. Fijn dat het exemplaar waarvan je dacht dat het niet meer in je tuin stond, zich opeens toch laat zien!

Fijne avond!

Madelief x

Unknown said...

hoe mooi! hier kan je echt genieten! Liefs en prettig weekend, Hilde

Just a City Girl said...

Oh wat een prachtige bloemen Chantal.....geweldig....xxxxx

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