|Foxgloves are always a traditional favorite|
By singing: -"Oh, how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade.
~Rudyard Kipling, "The Glory of the Garden"
If an Englishman's home is his castle, then what is his garden?
During my recent trip, I was reminded how much we Brits love our gardens. Gardens in the US often disappoint me because they are so lawn focused, whereas in the UK, even a postage stamp sized piece of yard will become a blaze of floral color. Here are just a few shots from gardens, both large and small.
|Ever popular hydrangeas|
And at a time when bees seem to be losing their habitat at an alarming rate, it was delightful to see so many gardens containing lavender, which always seemed to be swarming with bees.
|Bees enjoying the lavender|
|More food for the bees|
Whether the garden is neatly
manicured and carefully laid out,
or a more traditional cottage
garden, filled with wild flowers,
it is always a thing of beauty.