Daily a picture of the garden of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa

Daily a picture of the garden of B&B Petra Fig Tree Villa

Within a stone’s throw of the entrance of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, lies this nice big garden with in the middle a cosy B&B. I have the pleasure to live in this house, run the B&B and work and enjoy the garden. Since I’m not used to gardening in a Middle Eastern garden, it takes me some time to find the ‘rules’ in such a dry and extremely sunny climate. To remember and follow how plants grow through the year I started taking many pictures. That gave me the idea to (try to) post a picture every day!

If you would like to stay in the B&B you can have a look at the website. The B&B has four nice guest rooms and if you like you can also have your dinner here. And if you are lucky, some ingredients will come from the garden!

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Little bug

Little bug

I’m having breakfast outside as the morning sun is nice an warm. Although the air is crispy fresh it’s better to be outside in the sun than inside the house.

All of a sudden this funny tiny bug lands on the table. Picture!!

Sea Squill

Sea Squill

Last year some guests found a loose bulb in Little Petra and brought it back to the B&B. I told them it’s the bulb of the Sea Squill. The left it here and it was lying in the living room as decoration and inspiration. The green leaves were starting to grow and I decided to plant it in the garden.

And now the first green leaves are starting to grow! I’m curious if it will still flower this autumn. Or if it’s waiting to flower in spring!

The last two quinces…

The last two quinces…

Due to the strong winds early in autumn and a few unexpected guests in the garden, the donkeys, these are the two last quinces to pick and bring in the kitchen.

They can last a little before I make jam or a nice quince crumble. The latter sounds as a great idea for Christmas!