Summer in our garden!

/Summer in our garden!

Summer in our garden!


Here in Belgium it will be a wonderful long weekend! The weather will be great!!

So I am in the mood for relaxing in our garden !

And…time for a barbecue party!!!

This morning sunshine was early and I couldn’t resist taking some sunny pictures of our garden.

Foto 161 22 mei 2010 In earlier posts I told you about the landscaping of our garden we started last year and on which we were further working in spring this year.


Foto 165 22 mei 2010

As you can notice we are not finished yet!!!  In the picture above you see the spaces were we have to plant flowers. On the right site I would love to have a lot of old French roses, because roses make me happy! They do! And on the right site, close to the outbuilding I want something else. I am still looking to find the right flowers of plants.


Foto 156 22 mei 2010

We are so happy with the plane-trees we planted last year. Look at them now! They are still very young but won’t they be beautiful within a few years?

Foto 162 22 mei 2010

Now you can see where we will spend our weekend.

Foto 167 22 mei 2010

  I asked my friend Trish from TROUVAIS some information about roses because she is a rose lady and she knows a lot about antique French roses. You really should visit her post ANTIQUE FRENCH GARDEN ! Beautiful!

She was so nice mailing me a few of her favorite roses that I posted here beyond.

Thank you so much Trish!


trouvais 1 Trish her favorite is Madame Isaac Pereire, a pink Bourbon rose from the late 19th century. c. 1881

trouvais 2


Madame Ernest Calvat. c.1888

trouvais 3

Or white roses as

Tea Noisette Gloire de Dijon. c.1853

trouvais 5


Frau Karl Druschki

trouvais Frau Karl Druschki

So I will think about all these beauties and I will post you later about my choice!

Have a wonderful sunny weekend!



By |2018-07-11T10:57:28+00:00May 22nd, 2010|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |47 Comments


  1. Jeanne Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:35 PM - Reply


    You have a beautiful home…full of inspiration if you ask me!
    Enjoy this beautiful day!


  2. Desde my ventana Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    Your garden it's increasingly nice … enjoy of the weekend in so beautiful place,

  3. Boxwood Terrace Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM - Reply

    The garden is just beautiful, Greet! Such a magical place to enjoy the summer. Have a lovely weekend!

  4. The Zhush Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 1:06 PM - Reply

    Your garden is just gorgeous! Enjoy!

  5. Beadboard UpCountry Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 1:24 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet!
    Your garden is looking great!!!! I think you went to the right person to consult about the roses, Trish knows her roses,and I think you can't go wrong with any of those….I can't wait to see!!!Maryanne xo

  6. Acanthus and Acorn Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 1:48 PM - Reply

    I always love to visit your home and recently your garden…so tranquil and beautiful!

    Thanks you for the information via Trouvis on roses.

    Enjoy your weekend BBQ and party!!!

  7. SPLENDEROSA Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 1:53 PM - Reply

    Your home & your heart are simply beautiful, Greet. I just read Lene's new post with photos of her family. So happy! Have a fabulous weekend with your family, darling one. Your post are continuously amazing, ones I couldn't pass the day without readiing. xx's Marsha

  8. Vanessa@decor happy Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:14 PM - Reply

    Your gardens are beautiful Greet – thanks for taking us along during its completion. Have a wonderful long weekend! We have a long weekend here too.

  9. Room Service ~ Decorating 101 Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:21 PM - Reply

    Just Beautiful. Love everything you do…

  10. Karena Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:21 PM - Reply

    The grounds of your home are so delightful! I love your landscape planning.

    Art by Karena

  11. A Gift Wrapped Life Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:53 PM - Reply

    Love those trees lined up and they will be magnificent in a few years. Your home is lovely and rose information most useful as I am trying a rose garden this year. Happy palnting! XO

  12. vignette design Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:54 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    Your garden is wonderful. The plane trees are going to be incredible in a couple of years, and I love the symmetry of it all. Trish had some great suggestions for roses. Have fun working in your garden this weekend. It's exactly what I'm going to be doing at our weekend home.

  13. VictoriaArt Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 2:58 PM - Reply

    Your house is very beautiful with it's classic proportions. It reminds me of those country estates of the 18th century, where all the parks, we today so enjouy in their maturity, were young. But I guess it all will look differently already in 6-8 years. You are forward thinking!
    Will you have grass around the trees?
    Enjoy your sunny weekend, a BBQ sounds just right! Now I can picture you on your terasse, sipping on a glass of wine with a book or good company!


  14. Velvet and Linen Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 3:35 PM - Reply

    Your garden is just gorgeous Greet! The roses will just add to the beauty of your home. I adore cutting the roses from our garden and bringing them inside to enjoy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  15. Callie Grayson Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM - Reply

    oh your garden is so beautiful! The plane trees will be gorgeous with roses *sigh*
    My roses are doing quite well this year. One has over 40 buds! I will have to visit Trish's blog for tips!!

  16. red ticking Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 4:25 PM - Reply

    so lovely… your home is magnificent.
    and… i do need help with my roses… so i am off to bend trish's ear… he he…

    have a wonderful weekend greet… xx pam

  17. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM - Reply

    Beautiful, Greet! Before you know it you'll be able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor! I love roses, too, and have 6 different ones in my own back garden. They are close to our patio so I get to enjoy them up close.

  18. Trouvais Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    Bonjour Greet! Thank you for the mention! One of my favorite books can be viewed online through Gogglebooks: The Rose Bible by Rayford Clayton Reddell. He had a rose ranch in Petaluma, California that I would visit all the time and inspired several rose choices. LOVE those plane trees, love your stone house, your metal windows. Absolutely beautiful, thank you. Have a wonderful weekend. XO Trish

  19. LENE Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 4:49 PM - Reply

    Dear Greet

    I just want to tell you that the post on my blog was not quite finished when you left a comment today. But it is finished now.
    I can see that your garden will be beautiful – I can not wait much to see it when it grows to.
    Many good advice for the garden can be found at, which is very famous for his garden in Denmark.

    Love from Lene

  20. Room Seventeen Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 4:59 PM - Reply

    Ook hier is het zonnig en warm, heel fijn, want mijn atelier is tijdens de Pinksterdagen geopend. Ik heb vanochtend een flinke hoeveelheid fluitekruid geplukt, heb er grote boeketten van gemaakt voor op mijn tuintafels, en het ziet er geweldig uit!
    Fijne Pinksterdagen Greet!

  21. Christina @ greige and My Sparrow Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 5:16 PM - Reply


    So Gorgeous! I love it and am very jealous!

    Have a great Weekend!

  22. Petra Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 6:04 PM - Reply

    Prachtig Greet,

    Vooral de zichtlijnen geven rust en maken de tuin één met het huis. Vergeet niet ook even bij David Austen Rozen te kijken, om verliefd op te worden en héérlijk geurend, geeft een extra dimensie aan je tuin.

    Geniet van het mooie weekend,
    XO Petra

  23. Ann Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 7:02 PM - Reply

    Both your home and garden are just beautiful!
    Yes, the garden is young, but that is one of the best parts about it- watching everything grow!

    What are you serving for the barbecue? I wonder how it is different in Belgium…


  24. Splendid Willow Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 7:05 PM - Reply

    Greet my friend, it is so gorgeous I am making serious summersaults!

    But I will never dare to share my home after this! (:

    Enjoy your weekend in your magnificent garden.

    ox Mon

    P.S And hi to Trish too!

  25. Home and Lifestyle Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 7:53 PM - Reply

    Om stil van te worden Greet…wat heb je toch een mooi huis en een prachtige tuin! Dat wordt dit weekend nog heerlijk genieten!

    Een heel fijn Pinksterweekend! Lieve groet, Ingrid

  26. Digs Inside & Out Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM - Reply

    Wat een pragtige tuin! Dank je wel for showing off your lovely pictures. I love a Belgian garden….

    What about the Moss Rose 'Alfred de Dalmas' – incredibly fragrant!

    Have a great weekend!

  27. anouk Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 9:06 PM - Reply

    You have a really beautiful house and garden,. Enjoy them this sunny week end.

  28. Heather at Satisfying Spaces Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 9:13 PM - Reply

    What an amazing space to be able to enjoy outdoors.

  29. The-Countrypolitan Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM - Reply

    You have so many wonderful elements in your garden, that together it makes for a fantastic space! The old roses will be perfect…


  30. Cindy Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 1:44 AM - Reply

    Hello my friend, What a pleasure to see more of the outside of your home. It is so huge and stately! I love it, it's such a beautiful place and when you put your roses in it will be all the more beautiful. I love roses, too. Our winter's are harsh, so I need to find a very hardy variety. I love the ones that you pictured here, they are so lovely. Have a great long weekend, we are commemorating Queen Victoria's birthday, that's why we have a long weekend. We are still a Commonwealth Country. How about you, what kind of a holiday is it? Enjoy your gardening!
    Hugs, cindy s

  31. Sarah Klassen Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 2:08 AM - Reply

    So so so beautiful, Greet! Wishing you a lovely weekend…


  32. Bettina Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM - Reply

    Ooh, what a beautiful house you have! It almost looks like you live in northern Italy. But there it would blend in perfectly and in Belgium it may stick out a bit and people admire it more. 😉

    The garden will grow into something pretty, I'm sure and I can't wait to see it. And you're right, roses are gorgeous, you certainly should plant some, I think. 🙂

    Hugs, Bettina.

  33. Miss Mette Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 8:19 PM - Reply

    Stunning home and so many beautiful
    pictures you are showing.
    Inspiration and beautiful blogs you have ♥
    Love Mette from Norway

  34. Debra Phillips Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 8:43 PM - Reply

    this landscape designer says BRAVO!
    all of the "bones" are in place so now it is like icing the cake.

    my favorite too is mme. isaac pierre.

    several years ago i was fortunate to visit the home of mme. isaac pierre's granddaughter in england. actually greet her garden has many of the elements yours does.
    i have a lovely photo of the now elderly granddaughter posing with the beautiful rose at her doorway.

    ps; what variety are the allee of trees?

  35. Christina Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 9:07 PM - Reply

    What a beautiful home and garden! If you are going to be planting roses try to find a Chrysler Imperial. They are a darker magenta/red and they smell heavenly, and you'll enjoy them.


  36. Linda Merrill Monday, May 24, 2010 at 4:25 AM - Reply

    Wow – I can't wait to see how your garden progresses throughout the season!

  37. Picture of Elegance Monday, May 24, 2010 at 3:13 PM - Reply

    Love the musical touch Greet. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog. Such a beautiful home.

  38. Mayflower Monday, May 24, 2010 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    Hoi lieve Greet, wat een prachtige tuin èn huis hebben jullie. Het hekwerk vind ik ook geweldig mooi. Ik ben ook dol op rozen en ben dan ook benieuwd naar wat je gaat planten in de tuin.
    Ik vind de David Austin rozen ook geweldig mooi.
    Wat hebben we heerlijk zonnige Pinksterdagen achter de rug, hopelijk heb jij ook heerlijk kunnen genieten van het buitenleven.
    Lieve groet, Mea

  39. Maman de trois petit rois Monday, May 24, 2010 at 9:09 PM - Reply


    so beautiful. It takes my breath away, I can't imagine waking up to that lovely garden!

  40. This Photographer's Life Monday, May 24, 2010 at 9:51 PM - Reply

    That is one of the most amazing outdoor spaces ever. i cannot wait to see what the trees look like next year!!

  41. unique unique design Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 3:54 AM - Reply

    Love how you planted the trees down your pathway leading to your home! I love having roses in my garden, too. They're great to cut and bring inside. Those pics of roses are beautiful. Seems hard to go wrong with any of them.

  42. Decor de Provence Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 4:22 AM - Reply

    Everything about your home is so dreamy Greet! My husband's jaw dropped when I showed him! That is a rare occurrence. 🙂


  43. Tania - Grange de Charme Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 12:15 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet ! I really enjoy to see your beautiful house and garden, the window frame are so elegant and to add some roses in the garden will bring some charm, what do you think about Pierre De Ronsard roses ?

  44. *Ingrid* Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 6:01 PM - Reply

    Hey Greet ik ben hier voor het éérst en ik moet even kwijt dat ik jullie huis en tuin prachtig vind,helemaal het plaatje!!!!!en de foto's van jullie rozen…heel mooi!

    Geniet nog van een gezellige avond

  45. Marija Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 2:52 AM - Reply

    Greet how absolutely stunning is your home?! This is a beautiful post. I'm beginning to think we need to do a vacation house swap!! xoxo Marija

  46. Mona Thompson Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 4:08 AM - Reply

    Not sure how I missed this. Fabulous. As this garden grows and matures it is going to be over the top like every thing you do.

  47. FrenchGardenHouse Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    Greet, your garden looks simply wonderful! And as for the weather, after the Spring you've had, you must be beside yourself with joy about seeing more of the sun. Gorgeous! xo Lidy

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