The Year in Review 2012

Another year has come and gone, we are now 2/3’s of the way through our posting in Barbados, where does the time go!


I visited the Barbados Horticulture Society Garden Show for the first time. What beautiful hibiscus!


Ian had to go to Nassau on business, so I tagged along. Another country to add to my count.


A week long cruise to five different Caribbean islands bumped up my country count some more.


Had my first face to face visit with the fabulous Mr. T.


Back  to visit Brian Bixleys garden, I know feel the need for Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Multiplex’, or double bloodroot.


My white eremurus finally bloomed, only took 2 years.


Lots of garden visiting going on, this was an amazing garden in Rosedale.


Trying to keep up my design skills, despite not working for two years.


Yikes, hard to see all my freshly applied gravel

Yikes, hard to see all my freshly applied gravel

Spent most of my first weeks at home, weeding.


Got to see a tiny bit of fall colour before we headed back to Barbados.


Perfected the art of Sundowners, or cocktails to you northern folks.


Christmas on the island, what a glorious feeling.

Interested in what happened last year? You can read about it here, 2010 here.


20 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    paulinemulligan said,

    Time is passing so quickly, just another year!! You will have so many memories of your time in Barbados when you finally return to your garden for good. Wishing you all the best for 2013!

  2. 3

    You did indeed have a busy year, Deborah. What will 2013 bring?

  3. 5

    Diana Studer said,

    the August flowers, oh yes!

  4. 7

    Marguerite said,

    2/3rds gone already! time really has flown. I’m quite jealous of that foxtail lily, what a gorgeous plant. I hear they are quite picky about where they will live and bloom so it’s just that much more special.

  5. 9

    laura@eljaygee said,

    A lovely resumee of 2012 Deborah – you have not lost the touch. Happy New Year

  6. 11

    Anna said,

    Gosh doesn’t time fly when you are having fun. Hope that the new year treats you and both your gardens kindly Deborah! xxx

  7. 13

    David said,

    time flies when youre having fun/////// cant wait til the 2013 Barbados Hort Show…..

  8. 15

    debsgarden said,

    I loved seeing your year in review. That double bloodroot is outstanding! I planted the regular bloodroot in my garden last year and have yet to see a bloom. I am hoping.

  9. 17

    Alistair said,

    Enjoyed the review of your exciting lifestyle.

  10. 19

    That’s a fun post and a lovely bouquet. You are getting your world traveling in. I emailed my snowdrop acquaintance in Canada and am waiting to hear back.

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