Thursday, April 17, 2014

Keukenhof in Bloom



The garden Keukenhof (The Netherlands) is pretty big. Aside from numerous flower beds with tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and muscari I liked the blossoming trees and shrubs there. In April, the trees in our area are not yet in bloom. So blossoming trees in the park were great. Look at the blooming apple and plum trees:



The gardeners of Keukenhof show apple trees growing the "espalier" style, a very interesting way of growing. Some young apple trees and plum trees grow in my garden for 3 years, I will try to make  the "espalier" style, fasten their branches the same way on wires.



Several pavilions are in the park, the exhibitions of flowers and blossoming shrubs are held there. Please, look how bright these bouquets are:




















 


In another pavilion the exhibition of lilac and viburnum was. Very beautiful shrubs, especially with double flowers. My lilacs are ordinary shrubs and I would like to have any of these varieties.



Then I went to see the Japanese garden. Before entering a large 'sakura' (Japanese cherry) was flowering. Great, I had not seen 'sakura' in blossoms before! In the Japanese garden beautiful magnolia and maple was growing near the stones.




I looked at the blooming magnolia and imagine how my little magnolia will be in bloom in a few years.
In the alley I saw flowering camellia and immediately recollected "A Lady with Camellia" by Alexandre Dumas. Also there were rhododendrons that have started to bloom. But not all rhododendrons yet, probably in May they will amaze visitors with their flowers.





Do you ever grow an apple tree  the "espalier" style? I need you advice! 
Do you have some double lilac or viburnum in your garden? Thank you!

Happy Easter and Good Friday! 
 


44 comments:

  1. Thank YOU!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3


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  2. Beautiful photo's Nadezda, I have no viburnum or lilac in my garden although I do wish for some more space for a lilac. I love the vibrant red foliage of the maple in the Japanese Garden. Happy Easter.

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    1. This red leaved maple was wonderful, big and wide, so I loved it too.
      Thank you and Happy Easter, Karen!

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  3. ,my favorite lace in the world where are the tulis and orchids

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    1. I agree sharon, this place is gorgeous. Thank you!

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  4. Beautiful flowers! Gorgeous! I must be stay there to notice and watch all the beauty! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hope one day you come and watch all these beautiful flowers and trees, Endah!

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  5. Yes Nadezda when your own fruit trees are still young you can try to bow left and right side branches horizontally and fasten to a wire and cut the other branches off, give it a try. Great that you showed the other side of the Keukenhof, for there is more than only tulips and other bulbs. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Your advice is very helpful, Janneke. I will do, only need to prepare pillarы and wires. Thank you!

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  6. Beautiful tress - how good to be able to enjoy this blossom and then yours later, Two bites of the cherry (blossom)!

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    1. I'm waiting for blooming here, day by day is getting warmer. Thank you, Sue!

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  7. Nice pictures of these beautiful places. I have no experience growing apple trees in the espalier style but it is very nice. Lilacs are beautiful but I have none of the double or fancy ones in my garden. You travel to such wonderful and interesting places!

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  8. So beautiful Nadezda - no trees are blooming in my part of the world yet either - I can't wait to see sights like that. Those double lilacs are so full and sweet looking. I have never tried espalier - it is very pretty but seems like too much work for me.

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    1. You're right, Rebecca, it's hard work but I want to try! Thank you!

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  9. This is an incredibly beautiful garden! Indeed a stunning sight to behold.

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  10. Dear Nadedza,i really enjoyed all those gorgeous pictures from those beautiful gardens in the Netherlands!Amazing flowers and blossoms!!I love your header!!
    Wish you a Happy Good Friday and a Happy Orthodox Easter!Enjoy!
    Dimi...

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    1. Happy our Easter to you too, Dimi!

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  11. ✿⊱°•
    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Estou encantada com esses lindos jardins holandeses.
    Flores maravilhosas.

    F░E░L░I░Z

    P░Á░S░C░O░A !!!
    ¸.•°✿✿º°。

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    1. Obrigado e Feliz Páscoa, Magia da Inês!

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  12. Nadezda, I am delighted with your photos of Dutch gardens.
    Absolutely beautiful trees and flowers.
    Have a happy Easter !

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    1. Thank you and Happy Easter to you, Ela!

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  13. Oh wow! Lovely photos Nadezda, thanks for taking us with you on the trip :-)
    I’d love to make a Japanese garden, if I ever move somewhere else and get a bigger garden I would like to have one part of the garden designated to a Japanese style and planting.
    I have never grown apple trees, but I have grown a Chaenomeles as an espalier, same principle, although the Chaenomeles grew very fast and had to be pruned often to keep in check. I ‘released’ it after about 5 years, you have seen it on photos, it has red flowers. Good luck with your apple tree, I am sure you can find instructions on how to do it online.
    Happy GBBD!

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    1. Yes, I have, Helene! I will try and perhaps will leave it to grow as it wants after some years, ha ha. Thank you, Helene!

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  14. What beautiful photos! I love looking at spring photos even though it's autumn here (and feeling closer to winter every day!) Those flower bouquets are just gorgeous. Your easter bread looks delicious too - I baked hot cross buns today!
    Have a great weekend.

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  15. Beautiful flowers and photos !!!
    HAVE a HAPPY EASTER !!!

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  16. ✿⊱°•


    F░E░L░I░Z

    P░Á░S░C░O░A !!!
    ¸.•°✿✿º°。

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  17. I did not know there is so much more in Keukenhof than flowering bulbs. The beauty of it all is overwhelming! I like the espaliered trees. So pretty on a wall or wire fence.
    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos Nadezda.

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  18. Beautiful! This shows just how gorgeous trees and shrubs can be - not just flowers. Even the Japanese maple is fabulous - without any flowers! I am very impressed with those colorful bouquets, too. So cheerful! Good luck with your espalier. I love the technique, although I've never tried it before.

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    1. Thank you Holley! I want to try apple tree growing in espalier style. Have a nice day!

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  19. Buenos días amiga ;)
    Espero que tu Pascua fuera buena, la nuestra muy tranquila. Paco se operó de una hernia hace unos días y tiene que estar un mes sin hacer esfuerzos, este año los tomates pintan mal, así que ya veremos.

    Si en fotos es un placer ver estos jardines, entrar ahí tiene que un espectáculo maravilloso lo malo es la alergia :( Las fotos son preciosas Nadezda, color y vida por todas partes. Gacias por compartir esta belleza ;)
    Que tengas un buen miércoles.
    Un beso.

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    1. Deseo a Paco que este bien mas pronto! Espero que tus tomates crecen bien y tu tengas buena cosecha.
      Estoy contenta que te gustaron las fotos del jardin, gracias, Laura!

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  20. What a lovely place to visit with such beautiful blooms!

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  21. What a colourful post. Lovely to feast on these colours as everything fades here and we are turning towards winter very soon.

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    1. I think the fall has its own colors as well, and enough beautiful, Juliet.
      Thank you!

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