Hi there. Now I'm gonna tell you where I had to go urgently last Thursday.
Chacheli-Macheri und ich waren mal wieder gemeinsam unterwegs und dieses Mal war das Ziel das Landhaus Ettenbühl. Macht Euch auf eine Bilderflut gefasst und ehm, ich muss leider wieder voraus schicken, dass ich bei der Kamera irgendwas falsch eingestellt habe. Die meisten Fotos sind überbelichtet... tschuldigung... bin halt kein Profi.
Some of you may have already guessed it. Mrs Chacheli-Macheri and me were on the road again together and this time our destination was the Landhaus Ettenbühl. So get ready for lots of photos. But I have to apologize again... I did something wrong with the exposure and most of the photos are overexposed... sorry, I'm no professional.
The rose Ettenbühl. I really would have loved to bring it home, but unfortunately I didn't find it in the shop.
There were not only roses to see but here a lovely cornus florida.
Mrs. Chacheli Macheri and me could have imagined marrying here in this lovely rose petal blizzard. How stupid, that both of us are already married :o).
Cotinus coggygria. The German translation means Wig Shrub. Well first of all, it is a tree and not a shrub for me and second... who the hell did give this poor thing that strange German name?
Have a seat... wherever you like.
Deliphinium. I just love them, but unfortunately I can't plant them in my own garden because we've got to many slugs. I'm no deli for slugs :o( even if they think so.
A tulip tree. I haven't seen one before it's just gorgeous.
In this garden everyone is busy.
How comforting: even in Ettenbühl there are such places.
And even weed doesn't stop before Ettenbühls garden gates. Well, this may sound now a bit mean. But nooooooooo, it's just balm for my battered soul.
This lovely birch I would have loved to put into my little Off-roader (=Nissan Micra, which believes to become an Off-roader when grown up*LoL*). But first of all the car would have been a little bit too small and secondly the birch wouldn't have survived it (I guess the car neither). So I just made a photo of its lovely bark.
Lots of places to stay and dream.
Even some of the peonies were still in full flower. Lovely.
Let's move on to the veggie patch.
A lovely combination, don't you think so?
I just made those photos to show them my own roses and to whisper to them: "Come on Ladies and Ducs... go on, you can do this as well. I believe in you."
No, that's definitely no combination for me... too much yellow! I don't like it with pink.
I guess sooner or later Sweet Pretty will move into my garden. Each time I see it, I have to stop and make a photo. Isn't she really sweet and pretty?!
Buuuuah... there are little monsters too in the garden of Ettenbühl. But somehow it seems to smile... can you see it? Okay, if I were allowed to stay in this garden for ever, I guess I would look like the Cheshire Cat with wings too.
Yesss, this is a combination that I do like. Good old Charlie (Charles de Milles) with geranium.
And what comes after the walk through the lovely garden? Right: Tea Time!
With a lovely cream tea, we just felt like on holidays in good old England... and this just behind the Swiss border in Germany. Brilliant! I don't know what kind of herb they blend their tea with but with Caro and me it had some very special effects. We couldn't stop giggling.
And now back to the start to the title of this post. Yes, I confess it, I have burdened myself with blame: because Caro is now infected with that rose virus too. Dear family of Caro, I'm really sorry, but if you see nowadays Caro desperately walking through your garden on search for another place for roses, try to stop her softly and try to bring her to say the slogan: "Ohmmmmmmmmm, I don't need any more roses.... Ohmmmmmm." Well... it didn't work with me, but one can never know. Good luck!
Dear Caro, thank you so much for this great day... it was so much fun with you! And thanks too for Noahs lovely food bowls and the lovely ceramic rose who already found its place on the windowsill. Hehe, Noah reads now first if this really is his food bowl, before...
... starting to eat.
Für alle, die mehr über den Gwundergarten wissen möchten, gibt's jetzt in der neuen Ausgabe von Schweizer Garten einen kleinen Bericht und ja, der Held des Gartens, hat es sogar aufs Titelblatt geschafft *lach*. Ich werde in einem späteren Beitrag dann darüber berichten.
For all of you, who'd like to read more about the Gwundergarten, in the new issue of Schweizer Garten, you will find a little article and yes, the hero of the garden is even on the title page. I'm goint to tell you more about it in another post.
Habt ein schönes Wochenende / Have a lovely weekend