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Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
After a few foggy days we got a great gift from above - a beautiful, sunny, and warm Saturday. In the morning I could hear the roaring of eastern wind which blew in extraordinarily hot air thanks to which we could walk outside in T-shirts and shorts, and for someone like me it was obvious and utterly enjoyable to walk barefoot, of course :-) Cause there is not any other closer contact with our Mother Earth you can experience.

And as soon as the morning customers finished their shopping I grabbed my camera and started making pictures, eager to share the beauty with you at least electronically. Here is the set showing (off) the beauties of our nursery.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Now we are expecting annual visits of mums with their kids who come to collect fallen leaves for their school or kindergarten projects. Even though we broom our selling area constantly there are always loads of freshly fallen leaves of various shapes and colours so the choice is really wide :-)
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Top favourites are sweetgum and maple leaves.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Most varieties are already boasting with colours in full throttle, others, such as ROTUNDILOBA are still waiting for their few weeks of fame.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Our key commodity are evergreen broadleaved plants. They mostly have leathery and glossy foliage, and some are offering coloured versions, too. We have beautiful and strong shrubs of medium sizes ...
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
... as well as small babies and dwarf types ...
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
... and of course a great choice of high quality standard trees. What a sight when all around is bare without leaves and this beauty stands straight and strong like the sphinxs and keeps its lush foliage that can cheer up your winter mood.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Obviously we also sell deciduous trees which have other assets.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Some are losing leaves quickly now.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Others are still keping their foliage showing off their beautiful colours. Rich butter yellow on hornbeams on the left contrasts beautifully with vivid red of Japanese maples on the right.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Lavenders in October?? YUP!
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
And a great lure these days are our strawberries. We have a wide range of one-timers as well as everbearers. The plants are strong and healthy, and the everbearing varieties are fruiting until now! :-)
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
Conifers, of course. Tiny ones ...
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
... and big ones.
Sunny Saturday afternoon in the nursery22.10.2017
But the biggest one and at the same time the most beautiful tree of our Prague nursery is this pine tree. By the way, it should have a name now that it's been with us for 9 years, don't you think? Got any ideas?

Take care and come by when you have time. We looking forward to seeing you, all of you lot! :-)
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
While others are preparing for winter we are blooming like mad. Really, and honestly we are mad, who else but a madmad would go sunbathing or skinny dipping in the middle of October? Well, I am not offering a picture of THAT, obviously, but of the load of flowers on perennials, shrubs or roses that are showing that the season has not finished yet. Look at the pictures and if the weather is as beautiful with you as here hit the road to the woods, a park or just anywhere outside! I am wishing you a lovely Indian summer weekend :-)
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
ATHENA rose
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
AUGUSTA LUISE rose
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
PRINCESS OF WALES rose
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
My most valuable catch from yesterday - our new addition to the rose collection is called Schöne vom See (Beauty from the Lake). Stunning orange and pale salmon shades and large flowers for a floribunda rosa. We do not have it in our online catlogue but the plants are available, you can order it now.
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
One magic word to break the spell uopn this rose, ABRACADABRA!
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Just like with many other flowers the later they flower the deeper and richer colours they have. CHIPPENDALE rose is one proof among many others.
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Pink version of LEONARDO DA VINCI rose.
Indian summer has come!15.10.2017
Ab Fab PALAIS BIRON rose.
REALLY BIG OCTOBER SALE09.10.2017
Do you like to play? We have an attractive October play with huge disounts on selected items. How does it work? For a period of 3 DAYS we will announce a group of plants for which you get 30% DISCOUNT. Great, isn't it? And when these three days are over, we advertise another group of plants to play with.

Here are conditions:
  • the plant(s) you wish to buy with a discount has to be paid immediately, either in
  • our garden centre or online when shopping here, online payments do not show discounts, we will refund you with the discount after we have recieved your payment
  • no reservations possible, once you select a plant with a discount it has to be paid, no prolonged reservation
    no further discounts possible
  • on the third day of each three-day offer the discount can be applied for until 6 pm (CET), or until midnight if paying online

    What do you think, will you join our play? Stay tuned and try to catch your desired plant - from now until the end of Octber we will continuously put ALL plants on sale in relevant groups. So do not miss yours! :-)
  • Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    When I was little I loved coloured pencils of any sort. And I always wanted to have the widest range of colours possible. Of course, such sets were expensive and my parents did not have enough money to afford such luxury as professional artist sets. Luckily, thanks to birthdays, Christmases, autns and grandmas one day I got what I wanted. I cannot remember what I used to draw, I just know that it was full of colours and I was in heaven.

    Today, when I landscape both my garden or gardens for our customers I choose as many flower colours as possible so that the garden is attractive and floriferous for as long as possible. And there are plenty of them. For example you would not believe how many shades of pink exist. Now in autumn it is easy to see them in stonecrops. Or sweetgums - they have so many brilliant shades of autumn foliage that no one could possibly think them out. Have a look :-)
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    This is STARED variety.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    This is GUM BALL with less sun ...
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    ... and with more sun.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    In a jiffy we will introduce a new kniphofia variety called SHINING SPECTRE. Rich yellow flowers late in the season. You can reserve your plants already.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    Berries from Mars. I know that Mars is red but these berries are like from another world, from outer space. And that is not all - they will turn even richer violet once the frost comes. No wonder it is called beauty berry.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    ETOILE VIOLETTE
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    DUFTZAUBER 84 rose
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    YELLOW MEILOVE® rose
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    And as we talked about stonecrops here is one, it is called HERBSTFREUDE or AUTUMN JOY. Which it truly is, just look at its beauty and feel the joy that must be in every gardener's heart.
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    And what about this exquisite MATRONA?
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    And according to your reactions it seems that the top stonecrop bestsellers of this autumn are these two new varieties: extra dark-leaved SUNSPARKLER® Dazzleberry ...
    Autumn pastels27.09.2017
    ... and its complete opposite LITTLE MISSY with light green, white variegated foliage and tiny purple pink flowers.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    PINK ANNABELLE® is beautiful again. After somewhat harder pruning in early somer, once the main flush of flowers finished, it is pushing up new flowers again, this time in much deeper pink. Don't be afraid to prune your plants as well, they will make plenty of new, healthy foliage and some flowers for early autumn.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    After experience from the past few years we trippled the amount of bluebeard we keep in stock. They are still very much in demand and we decided to grow our ofn plants rather than rely on nurseries that might have weak or exhausted plants at this time of year when they are mostly required. Check the top variety GRAND BLEU® which every year breaks the selling record.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    Number two best selling variety is WHITE SURPRISE® with variegated foliage and a little lighter blue flower.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    And still on pastel colours, I have got one more beauty (without the beast). It is called HOT CHOCOLATE® and this time you try to name the colours, just have a good look :-)
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    Clematis are in full bloom again since we pruned them just like hydrangeas in early summer. So now we have so many flowers I cannot find enough time to photograph! For instance this one - ETOILE VIOLETTE, if you click on this link that will take you the plant description you can see how different the flowers are in early summer and now.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    We have also larger plants of this variety and from the picture you can see how many flower buds they have, waiting for better weather and more sunshine to open up and show its beauty.
    Keep on blooming18.09.2017
    For half-shaded perennial borders the most typical plant of late summer is probably anemone. HONORINE JOBERT has about 1m tall stems which keep on moving in the slightest breeze.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    ... and not finishing at all :-) As we are very demanding we specialize in sourcing plants that flower for a long time or in unusual periods during the year so that the garden thrives with colours and flowers for as long as possible. No wonder that this INGVERSEN lily turf must not be missing!
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    Among the most popular shrubs flowering in summer are inevitably hydrangeas, especially panicle hydrangeas. Why these in particular? Simply because they are absolutely foolproof and stunning at the same time.

    This one is called MAGICAL™ FIRE and this is how it looked a month ago ...
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    ... and this is what it looks like today, what a change!
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    Sister variety MAGICAL™ SWEET SUMMER again a month ago ...
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    ... and today.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    EMILY McKENZIE montbretia with huge flowers of deep curry orange colour.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    Like a mound of golden yellow suns - this is dwarf black eyed Susan called LITTLE GOLDSTAR.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    Beautiful and profusely flowering PINK CASCADE tamarisk that is far from finishing blooming.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    This SILVER LEAF lavender is not in flower anymore but its foliage colour is nonetheless attractive.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    No problem that Silver Leaf is not flowering anymore because another lavender is up and running - FELICE.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    We were pleasantly surprised by the second flush of flowers on this WHITE DAZZLER Mexican orange.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    Flowers are strongly scented and as the plant right in front of my office I enjoy its sweet perfume every time I go by.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    SEA BREEZE beach aster flowers for a long period from May until autumn and this is the last flush of flowers this year I suppose. Its large, daisy-like, pastel pink flowers decorate dense cushions of pale green foliage.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    SENSATION® DEEP BLUE can't be less than sensational.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    From behind a fig shrub a taller variety of black-eyed Susan rises - GOLDSTURM.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    If you like vibrant colours try sedum. Its rich pink tu purple pink shades bright up every border, especially on a cloudy day.
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    If you like wisteria here is a Chinese version which has flowers again in summer and for a long time. This variety is called AMETHYST (syn. Caroline).
    Blooming ...12.09.2017
    Last flowers on OMBRELLA® silk tree.
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    You cannot imagine my trauma when I run around like a lunetic with a camera in my hand, trying to capture the best possible shots of the beautiful flowers our garden centre is packed with. Then I start to think that video would be much better, I could stroll down the aisles and show you a complete range of plants with everything in one footage. But then I realize I haven't got time for that and with that frustration I delete most of the previous photos not being good enough. This happens like every other week. See? You have to COME rather than browse the website pictures in order to help me get rid of this craziness :-)
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    We have fresh plants of just flowering lavenders. Gorgeous sight at the dep violet flowers. And a few brand new varieties of creeping ice-plants (stonecrop) in larges sizes and 4 different colours.
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    Stonecrops are in peak season now so we have plenty to choose from, not only the creeping ones, also those with stems and large flower heads.
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    Apart from perennials, summer shrubs and trees are still in flower, or start producing autumn berries like this St.John's wort at the front ...
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    ... or this incredible version of a scarlet firethorn - a standard tree form. Amazing, indeed, I must say that this was an excellent idea.
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    Talking of trees, I could not resist making another picture of a tree nearby - golden locust. I posted a Picture already this year, when it had flowers, and the foliage now is so tempting I simply had to make another shot. Just the wires above its canopy might be a problem in some 20 years. But by that time I will have a beard sooo long that I won't care :-)
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    This year's novelty among montbretias is Emily McKenzie. Breathtaking orange colour and late flowering make this plant a winner among late summer perennials.
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    And medium late Lady Jane with red flowers is just finishing blooming.
    Blooming!07.09.2017
    Summing it up, we have plenty of beauties which you surely need. And if you feel like wanting too much that would not fit in your car just have a look at that - if you stuff your boot well you can load your complete perennial border!
    Swamp mallow21.08.2017
    Today since the morning every other phonecall concerns this hardy hibiscus - swamp mallows. If we have them, what are the varieties and if there is enough of them. Well, so far we have those, a few others will bloom again tomorrow. There are tall, medium as well as dwarf ones so come by and choose the best for you :-)
    Swamp mallow21.08.2017
    This year's first novelty JAZZBERRY JAM has large flowers with frilled petals.
    Swamp mallow21.08.2017
    The second introduction is ROYAL GEMS with extra large flowers 25-28 cm across!
    Swamp mallow21.08.2017
    From Dutch breeder Cornelis A.Oostveen we have a new dwarf variety HOT PINK with vibrant pink flowers.
    Swamp mallow21.08.2017
    So far the most successful red flowering dwarf variety is OAK RED.
    Swamp mallow21.08.2017
    In our garden there is FANTASIA variety which is not yet available in our shop.
    Swamp mallow21.08.2017
    SUMMER STORM is also in full bloom.

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