A pinch and a punch ... it's the end of the month, and hopefully the end of winter too! I'm incredibly lucky because I've travelled all over the US and Canada and seen some wonderful gardens here in the last three months. So as I reach the end of my time here and get ready to travel to India to work once more on my hospital, I thought I'd post some of the art and statues I've seen during my garden visits - at least they (unlike me) remain in one place!
I spent a wonderful week in California last month, where spring had already arrived; I was lucky enough to go to North Carolina where I saw beautiful blue skies; then I travelled to Canada, where I saw butterflies like I've never seen before; and I even had a quick trip back home to England where I was able to enjoy the snowdrops.
I've spent a lot of time in Florida, where I've witnessed the ravages of unseasonably cold weather and the damage it's caused, but now finally the plants are coming back to life. But what my travels have really shown me is that climate change is becoming a stark reality - when I got caught in snow in Texas, I realised that the world is changing. We've all seen the way the weather's treated us in the last few months, so now we need to think about the future and how to help our planet.
Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog posts - there will be many more. If you want ideas for gardens to visit over the holidays and you live in Florida or near San Francisco, Toronto or Montreal, you might want to look at my US directory; and for English garden ideas you can also look at some I've seen on my travels. Happy Easter to you all!