Firstly a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my wonderful friends!!
Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating with loved ones while bringing in the New Year!! We have been on a huge family reunion vacation to Florida and New York...wonderful times!! Now, back to blogging....
Ok so this is obviously not my garden! Unless you believe, I have a castle in my yard not to mention I can topiary a Mickey out of boxus and flowers, I have a hard enough time shaping my boxus into a hedge!
But this is what I had the pleasure of enjoying this Christmas with extended family from Aus. What a treat to have a hot 80+ Christmas with blue skies and sunshine, yes Seattle I am rubbing that in a little!
While Disney is full of wonder and excitement with all things Disney, the characters, child-like fantasy and thrilling rides (which by the way I am terrified of, its Dumbo and Tea-cups for this wimp) I was totally surprised by the beautiful settings in which these enchanted worlds are set. The gardens were just amazing! Who knew that right outside of Tomorrow World there was an impressive rose garden? OK so you might of known, but that was new and exciting to me! The smell was divine and how even more amazing to see a rose bloom in December...crazy!
Magic Kingdom rose garden
If you are ever down Disney way, make sure to stop and smell the roses...hehe couldn't help that!
EPCOT has stunning grounds as well, they pride themselves on having the most impressive displays in Disney. If you ever find yourself down that way in March-May be sure to visit the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival...Amazing!!
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival
Another gorgeous botanical discovery is the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Tree, which is over one hundred years old and is decorated with thirteen hanging lamps which represent the original thirteen American colonies. I LOVE old growth trees, I think mainly because the oldest growth I have in my yard is 9yrs so over 100yrs just blows my mind!
I have been to Disney many times before but never with the appreciation from a gardeners perspective. The attention to detail and the creativeness is awe-inspiring. Now if only I had some of that Disney magic for my own yard!