Due to the corona virus this year most of us will replace a foreign trip by a domestic vacation.

Honestly? I don’t mind. There are so many lovely places to visit in our neighbourhood and a staycation is absolutely no punishment for me. It is the perfect time to do all kinds of odd jobs for which time usually fails. Let’s hope we will get enough sunny days to finish the necessary jobs around the house and in the garden.

And I am happy to spend some more time with my horse Mango.

It is a privilege to be able to choose a less structured day and to do some garden work or just spending time in the garden, relaxing and enjoying the beauty of it.

My Belgian Pearls August Chairs are the perfect chairs to relax.

It is blissful to enjoy all the beauty in the garden and the wellness under the warm rays of summer that July has to offer.

Little things in life that are so very precious!

Our Lilly flowers in full bloom.

Old garden rose Honorine de Brabant.

“I was just sitting here enjoying the company.

                          Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen.” (eyeore)

We are so glad to see our Dahlias finally blooming this year. The past two years the snails have always been ahead of me and ate the leaves. This year I paid extra attention to them and sprinkled snail pellets.

Our garden house in the warm evening sun.

           ” If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more

than you can imagine, plant a garden.” (Robert Brault)

The first flowering period of our climbing Kir Royal rose is over. Looking forward to the second!

  Hydrangeas in full bloom.

I’m always amazed to see our grapevine growing so lush every year again.

” Never underestimate the healing power

                    of a quiet moment in the garden.” (Nature Hills Nursery)

Orchard entry.

Feeling blessed to have our own orchard and to see all fruit growing well. The fruit trees are actually still very young, they were planted in 2009.

Jacques Lebel appels.

Conference pears.

Green plums.

Both of our walnut trees are doing so well!

As I love decorating our home, it is a blessing to be able to bring in garden treasures all summer long.

I absolutely wanted to post this picture as I just loved to see the evening sunlight playing with the ‘Allium hollandicum’ on our kitchen table. No filter! Isn’t it just gorgeous?!

Aspirin roses in our kitchen.

If you want to have a rose in your garden that blooms all summer long, I definitely recommend this Aspirin rose as she has a flowering period from May to the end of October!

Honorine de Brabant Bourbon rose in our living room.

Aspirin roses on our living room mantel.

Madame Isaac Pereire and Honorine de Brabant rose.

Wished you could smell the roses! Their fragrance is heavenly.

I am off to the garden!

” Time you enjoy wasting

                        is not wasted time.” (Marthe Troly-Curtin)

Cheers to this year’s holistay!



All pictures by me