For today's Garden Party, I thought I would contrast my own garden with a couple of the gardens we saw on vacation.
This is one of the gardens at Kensington Palace. One of the Queen's many residences.
We fit in well, don't you think?
We also visited some of the beautiful gardens at Hampton Court Palace. This is another of the Queen's official residences.
Some of the gardens were more relaxed - daffodils and crocuses everywhere. Lovely.
Mostly, however, they were beautifully groomed and very precisely organized.
They have a lot of space, so can have gardens with quite different atmospheres.
That would be nice, don't you think?
They've even got the oldest and largest known grape vine in the world at Hampton Court Palace.
Overall, not bad I think.
Contrast my garden so far this year.
I've managed to remove the weeds from the beds, in preparation for planting.
I kept last year's tomatoes and a bunch of upcoming volunteers just in case the seedlings we planted never actually turn into plants.
The peas, hot peppers and strawberries are actually growing really well, so I don't want to do too much with them.
The same with the lemons and oranges.
Outside of that, not much progress. The weather is starting to shape up, so I'm expecting a lot from this week. ;-)
I love my garden. And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want the upkeep of the gardens at the palaces.
But still, I think it is good to be the Queen.
Hoping to show some progress in the next week - you'll have to stop back to see if I have!
In the meantime, check out An Oregon Cottage for her weekly Garden Party.