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Greetings to Friends and Family!

Our travels to Ireland were wonderful! We met so many nice people and had such a great time.  Aside from all our adventures we took in the Powerscourt House and Gardens located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow.  It is lovely beyond words and here are a couple highlights of our visit.


inside the walled garden


view atop the Italianate terraces

WP_20150804_030Our Ireland trip was everything I’d hoped and more!

Once we returned to Finland, summer had finally showed up with plentiful sunshine and warm temperatures. Yeah!!

Here’s a look at Vanha Talo Suomi today:



great place to take in the view – our sun porch terrace!


Still a million and one things to do inside. Luckily, the outside is coming along! I’d like to tweak things a bit here and there. A few items have recently been moved from one garden bed to another but I think it’s going to work out really well as they become more established. I’ve concentrated all the peonies for instance in one area and have separate beds for perennial wildflowers and another for other types of perennial plant types. Believe it or not, I’m not done buying bulbs from Poland! 🙂

Hope your garden or building project is rewarding you with satisfaction. I’m happy for the Irish adventure and for the warm summer weather! 🙂

Possibly next time there will be some indoor progress to write about. Until then…

❤ Vanha Talo Suomi