Category archives: Garden and al Fresco

The Garden's Balance Sheet The Garden's Balance Sheet
  • The Garden's Balance Sheet

  • November is here and we are one step nearer to winter. Luckily enough we still can enjoy the best delights of autumn for a few moments. We gardeners tend to be busy during these shortening autumn days and now it will finally be determined: who was the winner in the end - the bugs or the gardener ;) [...]
Strange things are taking place in my garden... Strange things are taking place in my garden...
  • Strange things are taking place in my garden...

  • I have been growing cucumbers for several years already. We eat them fresh but most of them I pickle because I love Russian pickled cucumbers. When fall entered my garden and the cucumbers were ready to be harvested, I noticed that they were looking quite odd this year - pear shaped cucumbers :) Wha[...]
The Grand Trianon The Grand Trianon
  • The Grand Trianon

  • The Grand Trianon was built in 1687 by Jules Hardouin Mansart on a site called “Porcelain Trianon” in Versailles. Louis XIV had erected this site earlier to escape the pomp and rigid formality of court. Today the atmosphere is still unique. It is cozy, sweet and grand all at the same time. The surro[...]
Marie-Antoinette's estate Marie-Antoinette's estate
  • Marie-Antoinette's estate

  • The Queen’s residence in Versailles in France is an adorable retreat where lived and was loved by the wife of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette. The place was given as a gift by Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette used it to create herself a rural bubble outside the strict court etiquette that she did not fanc[...]
Garden inspired DIY signs Garden inspired DIY signs
  • Garden inspired DIY signs

  • Every now and then we come across with some pieces of wood that seem to be without purpose at first sight. But, they really are not! You can create for example cute signs of them as we decided to do. As you see, these signs have been inspired by our garden. It seems that our hearts and minds are alr[...]