A family flower farm: spreading the love for flowers

Wouldn’t you like to walk through a field of colourful flowers? Wouldn’t you like to choose and cut as many flowers as you want? Wouldn’t you like to have lunch in the middle of a flower field?

I am such a lucky girl because that is exactly what I did at the family flower farm of Marlies and Linda.

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Dahlia discoveries: perfect Peaches n’ Cream

Now that dahlia season is almost over, I like to look at the most beautiful, the most productive and the best cut flower varieties I am growing this year. And dahlia Peaches n’ Cream is definitely one of them! I am so in love with this pretty little dahlia. A gorgeous bloom, and this seasons favourite.

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Dahlia garden review: exciting newcomers

Hooray for Spring!

It has been sunny and bright here in Holland, the cherry trees and magnolias are in full bloom and daffodils are starting to flower in the streets. It’s almost time to start planting my dahlias!

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Dahlia garden review: trusted favourites

It’s spring here in Holland and that means brighter days and warmer weather. The days slowly get longer which means I can still do some gardening when I get home from work. I love it! It’s wonderful to be outdoors after a day at the office, even if it’s only for half an hour.

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Favourite dahlias: 3 reasons to grow dahlia Labyrinth

Hello there! Dahlia season is in full swing and despite the drought, my dahlia garden is producing lots of flowers. Flowering its heart out, dahlia Labyrinth is stealing the show. With beautiful peach-pink flowers on dark stems, this dahlia is a flower growers dream.

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Botanical Easter eggs DIY

Hello there! How are you? It’s been a while since I last updated my blog. I have been really busy with work and my 4 kids. But I did want to make Easter eggs and share them with you. It’s kind of a tradition of this blog. And to be honest, my Easter egg blog posts are my best read posts. People visit my blog spring, summer and fall to read about my Easter eggs. I don’t know why, but I’m not complaining.  So here is my botanical Easter eggs DIY.

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5 easy flower arrangement ideas with dahlias

Hello there! I hope you have been enjoying September. Autumn colours are everywhere, leaves are starting to fall and my dahlia garden is coming to an end. Last year, I had blooms well into October. But this year, September has been wet and cold and dahlias don’t like that. Still, I really enjoyed my dahlia garden. I didn’t have as many flowers as other years, but I did have enough dahlias to play with.

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A Family Flower Farm in Holland growing dahlias

Last week my friend Sinie (also known as Super dahlia) and I drove to Noordwijkerhout in the Flower Bulb Region. We went to visit a family flower farm growing dahlias. The lovely ladies of FAM Flower Farm invited us and we couldn’t have been more excited.

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Sweet pea show: exhibition at the farm

Sweet peas are nostalgic flowers and a cottage garden favourite. I am sure many of you have memories of your grandmother or mother growing sweet peas. The fragrance of these delicate blooms will bring you right back to the garden of your childhood. Continue reading Sweet pea show: exhibition at the farm

What’s blooming in the garden: June 2017

One of my sons told me I should update my blog more often.

14 years old.

I told him he was right, of course. I didn’t want to ruin a good mother-son conversation.

But I could have told him I would have more time to blog if I didn’t have to help him learn his French words or Latin grammar. It’s that time of year again. The end of the school year and the end of year exams.

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