So, the flowers keep growing in the backyard: Chrysthemums, of course. But lots of others too: Pelargonium, Verbenum, Herfst stijl, the roses. And the colors of the trees last for weeks! Amazing. And great.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
What a name for this plant: Obedient plant or Physostegia or scharnierplant. You can turn the flower, as our friend Brian showed us.
When it is dry in spring, as it was this year, they don't grow high. Last year they hardly flowered: the rain must have come too late. But this year they flower nicely. And being a bit shorter is actually nicer.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
The name elapses me right now, but I like it. It stands right behind the Dicentra in what is now to become my vegatable patch, as you can't see the part of the garden from the house, and is thus useless for the visual part. When it is finished flowering (and I am not pregnant anymore), I'll dig it out and put it in the middle of the garden. It will nicely brighten up the early spring. I hope.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Perhaps a bit illegal, but I guess they are not that rare. I took this from the garden in Morgins, Switzerland. And it took here! In Switzerland it stands next to the running rivers in the forest. A typical Primula environment: forest and wet. I placed it here also in 'our' forest. My little Switzerland in the garden.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
We got this little tree from Saskia and Mariet, when Ces was born. It flowers around her birthday. This is its first year in our garden, transplanted from the holiday home, which was sold last year.
I was afraid it hadn't survived the transplant (in August!!), so much moss growing on the branches.... But look how it flowers! Actually, after this photo, the flowers became even more abundant.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I made this picture, so I could compare the size with a picture I took two years ago. We could not find much differences, or growth. Now we are looking at thinning the inside a bit, for our neighbours and the sun. It will have to wait untill after June according to the tree man.