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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
I also do classes and consulting... too much to list here! Check out my google.com/+MarietteVandenMunckhofVedder ABOUT page, where you see my other LINKS and email address; you just scroll down.Thanks!
Love to bring back some romance and quality to the daily life of others... 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{Superbells Yellow Calibrachoa}

A very lovely potting plant which we added to our patio is the Superbells Yellow Calibrachoa.
Have a look at this proven winner which can also be found at +The Home Depot.
Better Homes and Gardens write it so well: Calibrachoa is like a tiny petunia on steroids. See link to article below post.
It produces ongoing lots of Superbells in Yellow...
There is a difference with photos taken in the shade versus sunshine but both make this cute plant look good.
Does any of you have one in yellow or in a different color?

Related link:
Calibrachoa | Better Homes and Gardens lists all colors; just scroll down to see Superbells Yellow Calibrachoa...

Monday, July 21, 2014

{Our Yoga Frogs & Friday's MH17 Flight...}

For his birthday a couple of months ago, my husband Pieter got this trio of very cute YOGA FROGS that now reside on our patio!
Don't you just LOVE these guys?
They are about the true size of a bullfrog.
Just rescued one this week, our cats had brought him inside the staircase area...
They go well with our pots on the patio...
Wishing you a lovely and relaxed Saturday evening Sunday!
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
My VandenMunckhof family from Australia did return safely to Kuala Lumpur on the very same MH17 flight; next day from Amsterdam. This flight will be retired next week... Guess my Uncle & Aunt with cousins (8 together) will have arrived by now at their home in Adelaide.
You can see here my 1st cousin Elizabeth being interviewd in Kuala Lumpur by ninemsn news Australia...


Saturday, July 19, 2014

{Lush Green Garden}

So far this summer we have had lots of late afternoon rain with often thunder. Needless to say that we do have quite a LUSH, GREEN GARDEN...
It looks almost tropical and the weeds are of course growing fast too...
The gazebo is being dwarfed by such huge trees!
Our Windmill and Canary Island palms look happy too...
The Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold (r) is now less golden as in the spring.



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