Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ABC Wednesday: H is for House & Garden

"House & Garden" is the magazine that we often read when we were in the US and when we have a full size garden to take care of. We do not have a garden in Taiwan now, and we also rarely see garden filled with different types of flowers in Taiwan. The weekend before, after we made our visit to "Flying-cow Ranch", Grace persuaded me to drive to this coffee shop in the middle of a mountain range. The garden of this coffee shop has been featured in several TV shows.

The owner bought this piece of land several years ago then went ahead to create a marvelous garden around several bungalows. She calls the place "Begonia" (山芙蓉). The cooler air in the mountain allows her to plant many different types of flowers. We saw many that we used to plant in our own garden in the US and UK.

In the meantime, we also appreciate how much work she has put in to create this garden. Here is a photo of a begonia that the garden is named after.

It was very hot in the morning when we visited the "Flying-Cow Ranch". It was pouring when we arrived at "Begonia". However, It added certain mood to the place that we would not otherwise feel if it was a hot sunny day.

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14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful house and garden it is!! Your photos are gorgeous and really capture the lovely, rich colors! Perfect for the day!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Roger Owen Green said...

very lush and beautiful!

photowannabe said...

How lovely. The home and gardens are spectacular, even in the rain. It seems to add character.

Joanna said...

That is a really beautiful garden. And a lovely photo too.

Hildred and Charles said...

Thank you for a very beautiful post, - the garden is gorgeous.

Jay said...

Wow, she has put a lot of work into that, hasn't she? Quite an achievement! I wonder how fast the weeds grow there?

Babooshka said...

It is a lovely home, very realxing, too look at but must be a devil for the one who does the gardening.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The climate must be ideal for gardening. The gardens are very lovely.

Tumblewords: said...

What a lovely place - thanks for the opportunity to see it...

Gypsy Lala said...

Same here in Singapore, a lot of people have a big house with an empty garden.

hip chick said...

Oh it is pretty.

Reader Wil said...

This is a fairy tale garden and I can understand that it featured in many TV shows! Taiwan must be very beautiful!

shu said...

This place must feel liek a piece of paradise on earth.

Amit Varde said...

very, very pretty

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