Let us for a tour of the garden.

Allons faire un tour de jardin.

Let us go for a tour of the garden

English version below the pictures 


Aujourd’hui  Jeudi 25 Janvier le temps est doux  ; pas de pluie , pes de vent . Nous sentons l’ appel du jardin. Allons donc faire un tour de jardin !

D’ abord nous avons à traverser la pelouse garnie d’arbres au fond. Dans le vert je vois une quantité de minuscules étoiles blanches . Oui, les pâquerettes  commencent à fleurir.


The lawn with tiny daisies. At the bottom: various trees. 

la pelouse avec des arbres au  fond

Today Thursday  January 25 the weather is sweet ;no rain, no wind .  We feel the garden appeal .So let’s go fo a tour around the garden.At first we have to cross the lawn with trees at the end . In the green I see a lot of tiny white stars  : yes already daisies start to bloom .

Et au bout de la pelouse on trouve une tache de perce-neiges qui demandent à être admirés comme  les crocus sauvages . Sans aucun doute les plantes sont réveillées.


snowdrop  Perceneige


Wild crocus in the lawn  Crocus sauvage dans la pelouse

And at the end of the lawn a patch of snowdrop  asks to be admired and so for the wild crocus . Without any doubt the plants are awaked.

Dans la pelouse des primevères commencent à fleurir çà et là.


purple primerose in the lawn  primevère pourpre dans la pelouse


Yellow primerose  primevère dans la pelouse near a hedge .Primevères jaunes  dans la pelouse près d’une haie

In the lawn here and there primroses starting to bloom

Avançons plus loin et quittons la pelouse pour entrer dans le potager . C’ est un peu triste . Pas beaucoup de  végétaux . La terre est saturée d’eau, ce qui la rend brillante . Le sol est compacté par la pluie . Manque d’air pour les racines . Les poireaux plantés à l’ automne ont triste mine . J ‘ ai dû les couper à ras en Novembre car ils étaient attaqués par des insectes . Ils repoussent et je ne désespère pas. Nous avons aussi de la mâche que nous mangeons régulièrement. C’ est précieux en cette époque de l’ année.


the veggie garden January 25th  2018 Le potager


The leeks   les poireaux



corn salad   mâche

Let go further and we left the lawn to enter the veggie garden . This is a little sad. Not many veggies  . The ground is saturated of water  this makes it shining ; soil compacted by the rain .Lack of air for the roots .The leeks  planted in the fall look frail . I had to cut them very short in November because there were  attacked by an insect ; They grow again an I don’t desperate . We have also corn salad which we eat regularly . This is precious at  this time of the year ,

Maintenant jetons un rapide coup d ‘oeil sur la pelouse devant . Janine a remarqué une grande marguerite en fleur. C’ est presque incroyable en cette période d e  l’année !
La végétation démarre en avance . Il est temps d’aller acheter graines et plants.


Oxeye daisy in bloom in January!! Une grande marguerite en fleur en Janvier

Now let us have a glimpse at the font yard. Janine has noticed this oxeye daisy in bloom . . This is almost incredible. At this time of the year ! The vegetation is starting in advance . It is time I go to the garden center to buy plant and seeds


this geranium stayed at this place in December and January Ce geranium est resté dehors près de la fenêtre en Décembre et Janvier.


Un jardinier n’ a jamais de certitudes pour le lendemain . Il travaille et espère.

A gardener never has certainties about the days after. He works and hopes

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64 Responses to Let us for a tour of the garden.

  1. A beautiful tour around your grounds Michel! A definite day brightener. Love , Holly,♥️

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Lovely. We are still in winter here

  3. cocosangel says:

    here we still cannot see the greenary. It is filled with snow. ❤

  4. Flowers are impatient. 🙂

  5. blb1 says:

    The last picture is what we call Geranium. I have never tried them, Grandma and mom had them. They are good for cemetery back there.

  6. Thank you for sharing your garden beauty with us, Michel! What a joy-bringer! Especially on this cold winter day.
    I love reveling in the bright colors, smiling at the flowers, and thinking about the taste of the veggies. 🙂
    You are so right…the gardener works and hopes. 🙂
    HUGS!!! and ❤ to you and Janine! 🙂

  7. Beautiful! Spring is almost here my friend!

  8. I’m amazed by how alive the yard is in January. It is 11 degrees tonight in New England. No flowers in my yard, until much later.

  9. Carole says:

    Quel drôle de temps ,cette végétation précoce risque de souffrir en février ,l hiver n est pas terminé hélas. Ici les champs et terrains n arrivent plus à infiltrer l eau ….On a besoin de soleil même pour le moral …espérons que le week-end sera beau ….bonne soirée on vous embrasse Carole

  10. Isabel Capillas says:

    Flowers that starts to bloom surely bring delight to the gardener. You are a happy gardener, Uncle Michel🌿🌼🌿❤❤❤

  11. Rachel says:

    We can’t even think about planting for another two months! This year will be better than the last. I will try again to have a garden.

  12. Gayle Smith says:

    beautiful Michel! God’ s beauty is there all the time….. all we have to do is look for it!!

  13. Ahhhh, Mother Nature’s beauty arriving early in your garden. Signs of spring all around you, so spring must be on the way. How wonderful. Weatherman says we are to get 3-5 inches of snow tonight (Friday, Jan 26th)? Hope not, I too am ready for an early spring, but I’m not in charge of that. Only the good Lord. Thanks for sharing hints of spring with all of us. Enjoy your day and the weekend. ❤ ❤ Marilyn

  14. Susan Joos says:

    I wish we were as far along as you in the greenery department. We are still getting snow, although at least we are having some warmups. My back yard is too saturated to back more than a third of the way once the ground thaws, for quite a while. Perhaps I should plant my garden in the front!

  15. L. Gail says:

    Your spring has already came! I don’t see any signs of life in our garden or yard yet. I always enjoy seeing your garden.

  16. Zakiah says:

    Dear Michel,
    Very envious of the flowers that are already blooming in your lawns. Our ground is still markedly frozen. The snows have only just thawed out. No sign of life yet. I am a hoping and hoping and hoping! ❤ ❤ ❤

  17. Barbara Lenhard says:

    Your gardens are so beautiful and well kept. It will be a few months before we will have weather warm enough to see anything budding or flowers in bloom. The winter is long here.
    Hope you are feeling well. I will repeat for your good health

  18. marica0701 says:

    I have never heard of corn salad before! Interesting! And the primroses look pretty.

    Nothing will be sprouting in our gardens for a while, but soon enough we will need to start planning on what we will grow.

  19. Lavinia Ross says:

    Thank you for the tour of the gardens, Michel! Your January sounds much like ours, with many green shoots coming up from water-soaked soil now. I had not heard of corn salad, so I looked it up. It sounds good, like one I should grow here.

    Love to you, Janine and the family, ❤

  20. puffpop says:

    I enjoyed this tour…I always felt that gardening was a wonderful way to work hand and hand with our creator…

    Farming, depending on weather conditions and insect infestations can yield a poor crop and a poor income.

    It’s winter. I hope to tour your garden again at the end of summer.

    I hope that all is going well with you. Have you started your dialysis yet? How far do you go? John goes 3 times per week and it’s only a few miles away.

    He leaves very early in the morning…but is home by late morning.

    Love to you and Janine…

    Votre amie,

    • The dialysis should start at the end of february. The vein at my arm has to be inflated ( after the surgery ) . This wil lbe a big change of lfe, Françoise !
      Can I ask you how John goes to the dialysis center ?( by ambulanc

  21. nannyfountain says:

    The blooming of flowers bring us surprises of joy! ❤ Love, Nancy

  22. Julie E says:

    Its lovely to see new life starting in your garden. The days are getting longer as well. I have been watching the news about the floods in Paris so hopefully there will not be anymore rain there for a few days.

  23. neilc693 says:

    Hurrah! I didn’t know about the mâche, I will have to keep it in mind! There must be some interesting recipes for using it.

  24. Marion Manson says:

    Beautifully natural garden, Michel! 🙂 You have a real connection with nature! ❤

  25. suester7 says:

    I like your last sentence — “A gardener never has certainties about the days after. He works and hopes.” A good analogy about life too, huh?

    I’ve been taking walks around the gardens and parks in my neighbourhood lately. I also managed to finally find time to explore a small beach not far from where I stay. Being close to nature is very therapeutic indeed. 🙂

  26. AM says:

    Ces petites fleurs sont des miracles de la nature sans cesse renouvelée …

    Chez nous aussi, avons déjà des perce-neige et des primevères … et c’est très tôt aussi …

    et, encore un peu de neige sera la bienvenue au cas où l’hiver nous reviendrait …

    Amitiés, AM

  27. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou Bonsoir MICHEL bon jardin

    A ceux qui sont joyeux, je dis bonjour et bonne semaine

    continuez de vous réjouir, la vie est faite pour cela

    A ceux qui sont tristes, je dis bonjour et souriez, la vie est belle

    Le dimanche est fait pour voir la vie en rose

    se dire que la vie est un recommencement

    que tout recommence, que tout revient

    A ceux qui traversent des épreuves , je dis bonjour, tenez bon,

    espérez en des jours meilleurs

    espérez toujours, gardez le cap

    Courage, soyez fort

    Gros bisous.


  28. iampeacenow says:

    So lovely! The garden welcoming and reminding us spring is coming soon. Perhaps your January has been warmer than usual. I love the delicate primroses.
    peace & love

  29. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie! I am not surprised your garden is beginning to wake up! Very interesting about the corn salad, I’ll check into that! We have dandelion greens all winter, although I have not tried eating them yet. My jonquils are starting to bloom but that is all, we have had a very cold winter so far, even the Lenten Roses are not blooming but should be soon as Lent will be here in a couple of weeks. I decided to answer your question about my face book picture here as it is a bit confidential. Yes, I can see it would be a bit confusing, Mom is seated in the armchair ( you can’t really tell but she is holding her little dog) My daughter Anna is on the left sitting on the arm of the armchair, the cute Blonde in the middle is my sister Lou Ann and I am on the right behind Mom. Mom lives in Texas and although she has a wonderful supportive group of family and friends she was living by herself. She has a bad hip and is becoming a bit forgetful so we children thought it would be better if she was living with one of us. So I went to Texas and helpt move her to my sister Lou Ann’s house in Florida. It was the best solution for everyone. Lou Ann has set up a face book page for her and I didn’t want to tell what we were doing there, in case she’s reading my comments. ilym


  30. Your garden is always so beautiful! It is showing signs of spring already! We will not have anything growing in our yard for a few months yet. Everything is covered by snow!

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