Saturday, December 30, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
What was the Hosta work Party to do on the 13th?
Eat, drink and be merry of course!
Thanks to all who made 2017 at Het Gazebo a success!
Friday, December 1, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
At Het Gazebo and Monomet in Diepenheim!
Lots of leaves, still a few weeds! But oh, so pretty!
It was warm enough to enjoy the morning coffee break on site!
Hot Chocolate with Gouda's Stoop Wafels! (click here)
Try making them yourself!
There's one more visit this year! December 13th!
See you there!
Monday, November 6, 2017
And Sinterklaas, 5 December, here in The Netherlands!
Looking for something to get the Hosta addict in your life?
There are lots of great ideas on Internet!
Images from...zazzle, ebay, cafepress, spoonflower, Fire Island
from In the country garden and gifts!
and of course a " Nederlandse Hosta Vereniging "
Happy Hosta Shopping!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Beer and mustard seed have been added to the European list of
basic substances for plant and crop protection !
According to the CTGB click here
Beer is allowed for the use against slugs and snails
and mustard seed as a fungicide!
Happy Hosta gardening!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Two days ago, we experienced the warmest 16 October!
Today we're in Diepenheim, Het Gazebo!
A few degrees cooler, but still a gorgeous day!
Corn is being harvested! Red beech loosing leaves!
Signs of Autumn at Het Gazebo!
November 15th and December 13th!
Those are our next planned work party days!
Monday, October 9, 2017
Hosta ' Apple candy'
Today members of The Dutch Hosta Society board of directors headed to Jonkersvaart, Groningen! Board meetings rotate though out The Netherlands! This time it's by Jannes! A tour of the garden then coffee and delicious Dutch apple pie recharged us before we started the meeting!
2018 is looking like a great hosta year! Saturday March 3rd, it's the Hosta Master Class and Meeting! The month of May looks like we'll be busy at the garden fairs! June takes us on our Summer garden tour! And that's just the beginning! Want to join in the fun? Become a member of The Dutch Hosta Society! See you at one of the events!
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
That's what it felt like for Het Gazebo work party!
The weather forecast was promising for today in Diepenheim!
But the morning hot chocolate and cupcake break
was enjoyed under cover, a party tent ! Misty rain!
By mid afternoon the weather improved!
September sunshine! almost 20C!
That sure does make a difference when weeding!
We rounded off the day with drinks out on the terrace!
Thanks to all who helped fill the trailer with weeds!
We're back here on October 18th!
Sunday, September 17, 2017
There are still beautiful hosta leaves to be found out in the garden!
Gather a few and create your own table centre piece!
We'll be at Het Gazebo in Diepenheim on Wednesday! Sept 20th!
A bit of weeding, friendly faces, coffee and more!
See you there!
Sunday, September 3, 2017
The Dutch Hosta Society's September garden tour was in Belgium!
Sunshine, 10 am and we were all ready!
Hosta Garden Over de Beek in Meeuwen was our first stop! More than 50 participants arrived to enjoy a welcoming cup of coffee and traditional Limburgs " Vlaai" in this gorgeous part of Limburg's Belgium!
This garden includes a stroll around a lake!
Hostas are still looking good here!
Thanks Claude Thirion Family for sharing your garden
and hostas in September with us!
Autumn colours, inspiration!
Creative! Cozy places to sit!
An Hosta path! Just have to take a look!
Thanks Vic! September! It's just fine!
Time to walk back to The Hosta Garden!
There's a lot more time in a garden when they're located closer together!
This is the third garden on today's garden tour!
1400 hostas can be found here!
Where does this path lead?
Super! The Hosta Garden Store!
What a selection! and still looking good!
At 4 pm it was time for the hosta auction!
With auctioneers Hans and Jannes, and Lies keeping track,
it was a great success with fun and laughter all around!
Snacks and drinks, the hosta happy hour rounded off the day!
What?! It's already time to gather our hostas and head for home!
Thanks to the Gelders Family for their generous hospitality!
From the amount of chatter and laughter heard amongst friends,
We all had a great time! In a beautiful garden! In Belgium!
3 hosta gardens in one day! In Belgium!
There is only one way to complete the day!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
That means we're at Het Gazebo in Diepenheim!
Fun! Surprises! A new face! Great weather!
And lots of visitors enjoying the view!
The stairs show signs of being well used!
Lots of hands! Lots of weeding!
Click on the photo's to see them enlarged!
Next time we're here is September 20th!
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Hosta ' Violetta' is in bloom!
A beautiful flowering hosta!
There's still lots to enjoy in August!
Don't forget Het Gazebo Wednesday the 16th!
See you there!
Sunday, July 30, 2017
There, where the windmill stands,
in the village of Ruurlo, Gelderland....
you will find Ruurlo's country cottage garden!(click)
More that 525 different hostas! Mostly in pots!
on a 1100 square meter parcel of land!
There's so much to see!
Take your time, wander about!
Enjoy this fantastic garden in Ruurlo!
Thanks Marcel and Willem !