Monday, November 24, 2008

Today at dusk

4 comments:

James Golden said...

Kata,

I love the twilight photos and the mysterious quiet they evoke. I also appreciate the way the light snow highlights the structure of your garden.

What are the tall evergreens at the top near the house?

heirloomgardener said...

Beautiful. I've never tried that before.

Hortus Carmeli said...

Dear Julia, how good it is to see you here again. Try to do it! It is not always easy to find those fifteen minutes when lights are already so mysterious but you can still take a shot, but if they are lost you can try the next day too.

Hortus Carmeli said...

Dear James, thank you! Near to the house there is a Thuja occidentalis 'Columna'. It is a reliably columnar selection of Thuja occidentalis and it is vegetatively propagated by a big tree nursery at us. I don't know whether it is sold under the same name in the USA. Did you mean this, or the slim columnar Thujas on the top of the white limestone wall? These are even more interesting. Their name is Thuja ocidentalis 'Malonyana', a century old Hungarian sport. While the previous ones are one-one and a half meter large and 5-6 meters high, these are less large than one meter and they are told to grow 10-15 meters high. We use them as a substitute for cypresses which do not survive in our climate.