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Cypripedium reginae
Flowers and Plants

Orchids for Garden

I went to a plant nursery yesterday for some flowers and herbs to put on my back balcony. While looking for tomato, mint, and coriander, I found Cypripedium reginae (Showy Lady Slipper Orchid). They are quite beautiful and remind me of the wild orchid in Laos with a shape of a slipper.

Dutch Red Tulips
Feature Flowers and Plants

Red Tulips for my Mama

My Mama’s favorite flower is no other than Dutch Tulip. Her favorite color is red. When I see red tulip, I like to take a picture of the flower. When I have enough photos, I then make a photo CD and send it to her.

Pink tulips at Keukenhof Garden
Flowers and Plants

Keukenhof Spring Garden

Spring is in full swing here in the Netherlands (Holland). It was a beautiful sunny Monday as I took a stroll through garden full of tulips and other spring blossoms at Keukenhof. I wanted to visit this Spring Garden of Europe in April around Boun Pi Mai Lao (Songkran) for best photo opportunity.

Yellow Ixora flower
Flowers and Plants

Yellow Ixora Flower

Yellow Ixora flower for Mellow Yellow Monday. This yellow Ixora plant was standing next to a red one at Wat Inpeng (Inpeng Temple) in Vientiane, Laos. Have a good and productive week to all of you. 🙂

Cassia fistula
Flowers and Plants

Dok Khun in full bloom

Dok Khun known in English as Cassia fistula (golden shower tree) in full bloom in Vientiane, Laos, right before Boun Pi Mai Lao (Songkran) in a couple of weeks.

Hibiscus flower, Luang Prabang, Laos
Flowers and Plants

Hibiscus on Sakkarine Road

When I am in Laos, I have a problem sleeping and always get up between 4:20 – 5:00 AM. By 5:20 AM I am walking around the town and taking pictures along the way before the sun comes up and after breakfast.

Flowers and Plants

Tulips in Noordwijkerhout

The last time I was at Keukenhof (The Garden of Europe) was in 2009. I wanted to visit the spring garden again this year but the weather has been rather cold with no signs of real spring temperatures. Keukenhof officially opened from 21 March to 20 May for 2013. I waited and waited for a …

Flowers and Plants

Purple Cornflowers in full bloom

The Purple Cornflowers are coming nicely this year. I took a few pics of the flowers before giving them some needed water in the evening since it has not been raining for a few days in Holland. The bees were making their round and looking for something sweet to take home.

Cherry Blossoms in Holland
Flowers and Plants

Cherry Blossoms in Holland April 02 2012

It has been almost two weeks of not visiting the local park, I went back to check on the cherry blossom trees on Monday and found them with plenty of blooms. The temperatures are in the early teens this week and I had to put on my winter coat again but the cherry blossoms are …

Narcissus Ice Follies
Flowers and Plants

Third Day of Spring 2012

It was a beautiful spring day in Holland with weather prediction for 19 degrees Celsius and 80% chance of sunshine. I went for a walk around 13:30 hour at the local park and found plenty of signs for spring 2012. I was at the park 10 days ago but didn’t take notice of my two …

Crocus in Holland
Flowers and Plants

Spring Crocus 2012

Signs of Spring 2012 are becoming more apparent around the neighborhood and the rest of the country. During my lunch walk on Friday I found plenty of Spring Crocus along my walking path. I couldn’t help but to stop and smell the flowers along the way.