Do you admire beautiful gardens? What kind of plants/trees grow in your Garden? Have you ever seen a canopy of Tree Orchids fluttering in the wind;A Tulip Tree(origin Africa)_most beautiful flowering tree in the World(to me);Birds of Paradise;heard of a Crown Imperial Tulip that smells like a skunk's perfume; Or the virus that causes different Tulip colors;And that Tulip mania (1636-1637) cause the first economic/speculative bubble ever recorded _similar to the America's Wall Street Crash of 1929 for the Dutch?
Folks, pour yourself a glass of Pinot Noir or your choice of beverage,put your feet up and travel around the World with Audrey Hepburn. Audrey explores the many types of Gardens,the History and Evolution of Gardens,unique plants & trees from all over the World...right in your Living Room! If you love beautiful Gardens purchase this pleasure on Amazon..there's a link_all 330 minutes,3-DVDs and a special documentary on the "Audrey Hepburn Tulip"dedication ceremony at Keukenhof,Netherlands(her family home).For purposes of this Blog,I'll just list the different kinds of Gardens and show some pictures of my favorites_although they were all pretty spectacular! Gardens_Roses & Rose Gardens,Formal Gardens,Country Gardens,Public Gardens & Trees,Flower Gardens,Tropical Gardens,Japanese Gardens,Tulips and Spring Bulbs.
Dedication Ceremony for Audrey Hepburn Tulip
And last but not less..I loved the Tree section_Audrey recited this Poem by Henry Cuyler Bunner:
What does he plant who plants a tree?He plants a friend of sun and sky;He plants the flag of breezes free;The shaft of beauty, towering high.He plants a home to heaven anigh For song and mother-croon of bird In hushed and happy twilight heard_The treble of heaven's harmony_These things he plants who plants a tree.
When was the last time you walked through a beautiful Garden?