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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.
Blockbuster of the last few weeks14.08.2017
Joe Pye weed. Not very common, not advertised, still one of the most impressive tall perennials. There are many species (about 15) as well as varieties of which the most beautiful find shelter especially among collectors and garden enthusiasts. Obviously, such a gorgeous thing cannot be missed! :-)
Blockbuster of the last few weeks14.08.2017
This variety is called 'Riesenschirm' (Giant umbrella), it has been in my garden for the secodn year only and it knocked me out completely.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
It is clear to se that the inflorescence is truly gigantic. And the colour is amazing.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
Above all it is very melliferous and fragrant so this Jersey Tiger does not move away from it all day.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
While his friends feast on another plant nearby, a shorter variety called Baby Joe.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
You know, if a lady is pretty she likes to be looked at from and admired from all sides. And we don't blame her for it is she really is a looker and let ourselves get enchanted by her beauty. Exactly like in case of this silk tree.
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
When it is in full bloom we just stand and stare, totally struck by the beauty of its million pink flames, glowing above the dome-shaped canopy from the morning till the evening.
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
Its flowers are like rabbit's tails in pink colour, and they release a lovely and sweet fragrance, especially in the afternoon and evening. Yesterday I could not resist the temptation to have my diner under the tree so I sat down and started eating. Truly, I cannot tell what smelled better - if my food or the flowers :-)
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
No wonder that most of the customer who arrive in our parking lot these days first go and attach themselves to the Portugal laurel hedge in order to inspect the tree in the garden just behind the hedge.
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
Really, just look at these beauties and those are only the one that are blooming today, tomorrow other will be in flower ...
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
KWANSO shining daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
EL DESPERADO showstopping daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
HAWAIIAN PARTY DRESS stunning daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
HOLIDAY DELIGHTful daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
NIGHT BEACON mysterious daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
BLACK EYED SUSAN blatant daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
SERENA SUNBURST tranquil daylily
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Many of you surely know that daylilies are flowering queens for one day, and I will explain why to those who don't: their flowers open early in the morning and only last until the dawn of the next when they fade while new buds are opening. The older the plants the more flowering stems and flowers they produce. They have almost all colours but blue and black, often combining more in one flower. Yet, I need to admit that breeders try very hard to come closest possible to black colour, which is achieved using flowers with the darkest burgundy red pigments.

Daylilies look great in many landscapes - you can use them in modern garden, cottage garden, and varieties with the largest flowers will even look at home in tropical-style landscape. For such use I recommend chosing single colour flowers without the eye in the centre.

Possibly the most valued feature of daylilies is that they cannot be killed. Not that they would be invasive but they need absolutely nothing and thrive nonetheless. They don't even need to be divided when older as many other perennials do. Some of my daylily clumps are more than ten years old, and they are far from suffering for sure :-) Just see for yourself.
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
LONGFIELDS GLORY
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
ENTRAPMENT
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
MAUNA LOA
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
CALICO JACK
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
AMADEUS
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
ATEN
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
NIGHT EMBERS
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
SILOAM NUGGET
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
TIGGER
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
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CARTWHEELS
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
STARTLE
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Catalpas are impressive trees or large shrubs with large leaves and profuse flowering except for one variety - NANA. They are also called Indian bean trees because flowers are follwed by slender and long seed pods similar to those on pole beans.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
AUREA is a variety with large, heart-shaped, bright yellow-green leaves and dome-shaped canopy.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Individual flowers are composed in erect panicles and look like small orchid flowers. Looking ate the details of them you won't believe how detailed they are.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
PURPUREA makes large, antlered leaves which emerge deep burgundy red and mature into dark green with burgundy hues. The canopy is wide, flattened round and the flowers are beautiful as well.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
The species has upright oval canopy and mid green leaves.
Not only catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Close relative to datalpas are chitalpy - interspecific hybrid between catalpa and chilopsis. They have light pink flowers and narrowly lance shaped, peach-like leaves.
Not only catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
This canopy is rounded to dome-shaped, too.
Not only catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
And the last thing - for some the key feature - flowers of chitalpa have a lovely fragrance. Medium strong, sweet, and calming. It is worth having one close to your summer patio where you enjoy long afternoons and evenings, those are just the times when they release most of their perfume.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Not that long ago I fell in love with these flowering tails :-) Botanically this inflorescence is called flowering spike or slender erect raceme. It can be speedwell, sage or bugbane, they are all very pretty and offer a vertical accent that combines well with mounding or ground-covering plants. Here are a few examples of various plants and colours that might suit your garden, too :-)
Flowering tails05.07.2017
This is EVELINE speedwell.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Taller variety of speedweel LILAC FANTASY.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Enchanting speedwell variety FIRST LOVE®.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Moreover, most speedwells have an extremely long flowering period. This deep blue ULSTER BLUE DWARF has been blooming for 2 months already and is not done yet.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
And among the tallest is culver's root. No wonder that this variety is called FASCINATION simply because it truly is fascinating! And you would hardly find so many bumble bees on one flowers anywhere else.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
And if you know an d grow sages you know how tough as well as beautiful these perennials are. This variety is mid-sized and is called OSTFRIESLAND.
Quiz results from June 2503.07.2017
Thank you all for your tips and e-mails. Surprisingly there were many wrong answers.
The plant in the picture is 'Pink Cloud' beauty bush.

Those who answered correctly and were among the first ten will receive a new loyalty card. And we wish all of you a beautiful summer and keep checking our website - there will be plenty of new and beautiful flowering plants all summer long.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
CYNI is a variety of black broom producing masses of flowering spikes from late spring until early summer. The flowers have a spice perfume and rich yellow colour. Prune right after flowering - cut off one third to one half of all branches.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
It is neighbouring with other cushion-like plants, such as the blue flowering sage in the front, or purple pink dwarf carnation in between.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
Another summer hybrid azalea PERLA DEL VERBANO is at its peak.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
I have been enjoying its luxuriant semi-double flowers of soft pink colour for the fourth week now and it is still producing flower buds. This is the advantage of these late hybrids. On the other hand the disadvantage is limited tolerance for winter sunlight so its location has to be considered carefully.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
Very floriferous are also weigelas at the moment. This one is called MARJORIE.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
MINOR BLACK®
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
I never quite got the name of this one - NANA VARIEGATA. Nana means dwarf which this shrub definitely is not :-)
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
RED PRINCE
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
ALEXANDRA
A quiz question25.06.2017
And the last plant today also has funnel-shaped flowers but it is not weigela. I think it is an easy question but still, let's make a quiz out of it - send us the complete Latin name of this plant and win a loyalty card with a permanent 5% discount. We will give it to the fastest 10 of you who will send us a correct answer to this address.
A quiz question25.06.2017
Here it is again - the whole shrub.

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