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Gardens in Israel

January 10th, 2019

When Mr Chiots and I were in Israel back in November, we visited a few different kibbutzes. The one we spent the most time at (Gal-On) had lovely plantings fill with lush tropical plants. Here are a few photos from a walk I took around the grounds.

The gardens and plants reminded me a lot of Colombia (where I grew up), in fact there were many of the same plants. It was much different than Maine, that difference was highlighted since we traveled after the gardens had gone dormant here. There was a definite tropical feel to the plants and gardens. I also was able to tour one of the larger agricultural kibbutzes with citrus groves, avocados, pomegranates, and so many other wonderful things. I’ll share photos of that next week.

Do you try to get out into the non-tourist places when you travel?

3 Comments to “Gardens in Israel”
  1. Margie on January 10, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Loyal reader, rare commenter. This was lovely to see. So much more lush than I expected Israel to be. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on January 11, 2019 at 8:54 am

    That is a neat succulent- or is it something else? I love the overlap scallop look

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  3. Robin on January 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

    I’m in the beginning stages of designing a perennial garden. It’s so nice to be able to “walk” through your pages, rest on a photo, close my eyes and imagine how warm it is at the moment. Israel or your own yard, it’s all inspiring.

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