Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Garden column on the 4th Advent

Today is actually the 4th Advent. You can hardly believe that after the grey and wet weather of the last few weeks. In 5 days it will be Christmas Eve and in 12 days the year 2021 will be over.
With one glance we already have a look at the winter solstice on December 21st and the days that are slowly getting longer. Of course, with the hope of being able to go back to the garden by the hour from January.

There is still some planning to do beforehand.
So we’re going to remodel softly the garden side.
There will be links to garden sites, nearby tourist destinations, hotels and restaurants.
In an archive you can then find the categories plant portraits, bees and others.
There are also plans for workshops and seminars in 2022. I don’t want to reveal too much yet, but topics such as fertilization, use of perennials, pruning and winter gardens are on the agenda.
These will then be announced under a separate section.

My personal dream has always been to open the garden in February and March to show the variety and fascination of the winter bloomers. Lenten roses, witch hazel, winter snowball, March cherries. In addition, hepatica, snowdrops, crocuses, wild tulips and epimedium, to name a few. Maybe something will happen in 2023 …….

For everyone a wonderful 4th Advent and a peaceful Christmas.

Uedemerbruch, December 19, 2022


Michael Bongers