Okay, so technically Edinburgh wasn't a vacation. I lived there for 7 years. But I still think Edinburgh is an amazing vacation for the flower lover in all of us. A wet and cool climate combined with a stunning backdrop of Medieval and Victorian granite buildings creates a gray palette in which color really pops. Hence the abundant usage of Non-stop Begonias as bedding plants. Here in upstate NY, Non-Stops are only used in containers or hanging baskets but I'm itching to try out a bed. Maybe this year.
The Brits really take their flowers seriously and Scotland is no exception. The major cities really make an effort to beautify their gardens and once outside the cities, Mother Nature takes over and a more wild, natural look presides. It really is the best of both worlds. You can see more of my photos from Edinburgh on Flickr.
Welcome to the Potting Bench. Here you'll get an insider's look at what goes on at Sunnyside, as well as helpful tips and advice on plant care. Why not stop by and visit us in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY?