Happy New Year!

As I reflect on the past New Year’s eves and where I have been: Canada, South America, Europe and Dubai; I thought I would share with you the gardens I’ve seen around this time.  Some are in the dead of winter and others in the height of summer.

Chile

My garden at the time and others in Santiago are in their full glory at this time of the year

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Our “Christmas” tree in December

 

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Another shrub “dressed” for the season 🙂

 

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May not look like a northern Christmas but who would complain with this riot of colour!

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And the roses…sigh

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The Japanese garden in Santiago and

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the lush surroundings at the geothermal springs in Pucon

 

Brazil

The Christmas theme continues

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Amazonian trees in the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janiero

 

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The Japanese garden in the Botanical Garden

 

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Fanciful ruins!

 

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What we normally see inside our homes!

 

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Beautiful lotus bloom

 

Austria

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg at Christmas

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Beautiful even in December

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Dubai

Dubai has a harsh climate with temperatures reaching over 50deg celsius in the summer but the winter is a great time to get outside and visit some of the lovely islamic style gardens

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Garden at Bab al Shams

 

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Lovely mosaic tile floor in a gazebo

 

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Classic water feature in the gorgeous garden setting of Qasr al Sarab

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Interior courtyard setting at Qasr al Sarab

 

the waterways around the hotel in Abu Dhabi

Canals in a hotel garden in Abu Dhabi

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Water and shade trees are important elements in a hot climate garden

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A modern take on mosaics

 

Canada

Of course in my homeland we can get a bit of everything…

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From ice storms…

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to snow…IMG_0343

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to no snow…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

to yucky rain

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In order to escape, a visit to the Allan Gardens in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada was in order

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For a bit of Christmas cheer…

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I wish everyone a Happy New Year and Happy Gardening for 2019 where ever your garden may be!

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