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Pictures from you12.06.2018
Thank you for pictures you send us. This beauty is Venus Japanese dogwood from Ivana.
Pictures from you12.06.2018
Pictures from you12.06.2018
Pictures from you12.06.2018
This is profusely flowering Angustifolia Portugal laurel.
Raining at last10.06.2018
You must know the feeling - looking around your garden on a hot day, after weeks and weeks of incredible drought, thinking or almost praying 'when is the rain coming?' And then, out of the blue comes a huge dark cloud, giving you only a few minutes to pack up your tools and laundry, and hurry home, hide yourself under the roof.

And from there you are watching the magic. Water is falling down, soaking in the ground, and the plants are unfolding their leaves, thirsty for every drop, letting it wash them completely, and drinking it from the roots, moisturizing every cell. You can almost hear their "uuuh" they say with relief. I can feel the energy returning to their bodies, and their wilted parts are coming back to life again.

The rain is over. Water is dripping off, branches and stems are getting rid of the wet weight, straightening up, feeling brand new. Just like you after a good shower, looking at your reflection in the mirror, thinking what a dude you are. Clearly, we ALL need water, not just for showering, and we should be aware of that, and do our best to protect it. Because where there's no water there's no life. And where there's no life there're no dudes.
Lilacs10.06.2018
And because it is raining I can spend some more time at the computer and show you photos I have not had time to post. Oh, there is quite a lot of them: 1209. Gosh, I can NEVER sor those out. Anyway. At least some.

I would definitely like to go back a couple of weeks to show you lilacs. Everybody knows common lilacs but the special one such as Preston lilac or dwarf species really deserve more attention. Here they are.

Redwine

Lilacs10.06.2018
Agnes Smith
Lilacs10.06.2018
Miss Poland
Lilacs10.06.2018
Miss Poland
Lilacs10.06.2018
Miss Canada
Lilacs10.06.2018
Miss Kim has unbeatable perfume
Lilacs10.06.2018
Minuet
Racemes19.05.2018
Raceme is a type of inflorescence which is generally considered very attractive as it is showy and almost exotic. In most cases it is pendent, however, sometimes plants can form erect racemes which are easily mistaken for panicles. And funnily enough grapewine fruit is often considered a raceme while botanically it is a pendend panicle. Any questions? Still didn't get it? Oh, come one, let's enjoy looking at pictures of flowering racemes rather than learning boring botanical theory :-)

Probably the best known plants producing flowering racemes are wisterias.
Racemes19.05.2018
There are several species and many varieties showing white, pink or violet blue flowers. Chinese wisteria is possibly the most used species and flowers before leaves emerge and again from midsummer till autumn.
Racemes19.05.2018
Japanese wisterias bloom at the same time as leaves emerge, and do not repeat flowering in summer.
Racemes19.05.2018
One of the most sought-after varieties is Multijuga forming almost one meter long racemes.
Racemes19.05.2018
Silky wisteria makes shorter but fatter racemes of richer colours and different, strong perfume.
Racemes19.05.2018
Violacea Plena is a unique variety with fully double flowers.
Racemes19.05.2018
Longwood Purple is an variety of sort of dwarf species of American wisteria.
Racemes19.05.2018
Wisterias are long vines which can be trained into a tree, and such tree needs pruning and support all life long. Unlike other trees with raceme inflorescence which need a support for the first 2-3 years and then need no care whatsoever and produce numerou spectacular flowers with no help. Just like golden rain.
race19.05.2018
Casque Rouge is a black locust with rich pink flowers, another popular raceme flowering tree.
Racemes19.05.2018
Its thornless clone is called Purple Robe.
Racemes19.05.2018
In a jiffy this budded yellow wood will be covered with flowers ...
Racemes19.05.2018
... which then look like this.
Racemes19.05.2018
Not to forget - this year gold-leaved variety of black locust Frisia is exceptionally full of flowers.
Racemes19.05.2018
So what do you think, enough of racemes? Not yet? Ok, here is your encore: real raceme of delicious and sweet seedles grape from Chile, available now from our bio shop :-)
Full moon poetry30.04.2018
The moon shines like a polished coin and while I am browsing photographs of beautiful plants of the past few days I am thinking about poetry. Does anyone have time for poetry now? Recently I have spoken to a customer whose wife wrote a small book of poetry and they had no choice but to publish at their own expense since no publishing house was interested. They seem to focus more at couching literature which will teach you how to be someone you are definitely not, literature of fact, precisely of fight and weapons, and 50 shades of obscenity. What has happened to books? They have always been a medium for spirit elevation, they helped us forget everyday worries and also offered some education. Still, poetry does not have to be found in books only. Go out in the garden and look around when the nature wakes up in spring. And I will provide a few pictures, some of them showing plants with really poetic names.
Full moon poetry30.04.2018
Snowdrop tree
Full moon poetry30.04.2018
Its flowers do resemble snowdrop flowers, right?
Full moon poetry30.04.2018
Daybreak magnolia. Flawless. Like a morning sun rubbing its waking cheeks pink.
Full moon poetry30.04.2018
Niagara pearl bush
Full moon poetry30.04.2018
Mandarin Kiss rhododendron
Full moon poetry30.04.2018
The name of JENS JÖRGEN SÖRENSEN rhododendron does not sound too melodious, still, what do we know, perhaps in native Danish it may sound like the true sound of music :-)
Spring at its best22.04.2018
Magnolias are exceptional this year. Thanks to no frost they are healthy without a single petal burnt, and they show off as much as they can. Just look at them!

Star magnolia
Spring at its best22.04.2018
Old Port magnolia
Spring at its best22.04.2018
Old Port magnolia
Spring at its best22.04.2018
Elizabeth magnolia
Spring at its best22.04.2018
Susan magnolia
Spring at its best22.04.2018
Goldstar magnolia
Spring at its best18.04.2018
Oh yes, you are right - we meet again after one month. Why? Firstly because the weather was so repulsive that there was nothing to capture, and secondly when it got better in early April everyone came to get the plants they did not come for in March so we don't know what to do first.

But still, the best thing is that we are enjoying sunshine and a beautiful spring, even without night frost so when the magnolias came out last weekend we needn't worry that their flowers would be damaged. Just this exceptional beauty I came across yesterday late in the afternoon. It is cammed Rustica Rubra and is absolutely stunning.
Spring at its best18.04.2018
Spring at its best18.04.2018
As if made of pristine china are flowers of Yulan magnolia.
Spring at its best18.04.2018
One of the very few magnolia lacking any sort of perfume yet beautiful is Léonard Messel.

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