Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flower Vacation: Edinburgh

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.

1 comment:

  1. We will be trying Non-stop begonias in a bed inside the King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga this summer. I will keep you posted.