In the autumn of 2007 I spent a week alone in Venice. One day I took the train to Padova, and there I discovered the Orto Botanico, the botanical garden. Since then the memory has been kind of like a fairytale in my mind, and now it was finally time to go back. This time with Terje.
So much has changed over these almost ten years, and still also so many things were the same. Plants live for a long time :-) This Goethe Palm for example, from the 16th century, ten years is noting more than the blink of an eye.
One change for me and my blogging though is the possibility facebook is giving me to have "my own tv show" ie: I did a live video while I was in the garden. As I did it on my facebook garden page, which is in Norwegian, I did the video in Norwegian as well, but even though you don´t understand what I am saying, you can enjoy the flowers :-)
A modern, huge greenhouse has been built since I was last there. The air inside was hot and humid and gave life to exotic palms and a lot of other plants.
The way I see the details of plans has changed.
Here are the links to my two previous blog posts from Padova:
.......just like this guy does.