Thursday, August 20, 2009

My favorites

Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstsonne'. Well, with her I have a love-hate relationship. I consider her quite beautiful and vigorous, but she is a little bit too yellow for me. Now I have tried to encircle her with much light white and pink in order to counterbalance her strong personality. In the spring I had placed her out on the street before the fence, but she did not tolerate dryness, so in early summer she came back. Thanks God she has fully recovered.

Phlox paniculata 'The King'. Here the colors are like in real life. She has an elegant shade between wine red and purple, quite rare in Phlox. In addition, this is exactly the same color as the rouge one of my beloved professors used back at the faculty of pscyhology. She always reminds me of her, which is an extra bonus of this plant. In the morning when I sat on the bank near to her, I always say good morning to Magdi, too.

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea'. One of my main favorites. She conveys the impression of marshlands, but she does not require constantly wet soil, she is quite beautiful with normal watering as well. She belongs to those few plants that feel well both under full sun and in deep shadow. In addition, she also grows equally all round if se only receives light from one side. And in top of all that, she requires absolutely no maintenance.

Molinia 'Transparent'. I already wrote about her in the last year. This is now a recent picture. By enlargint it you will see how beautiful great arch she has.

Miscanthus 'Ferner Osten'. I also wrote about her in the last year. She starts to bloom now. In front of her there stands a Helenium 'Rubinzwerg', one of the few Heleniums that are also beautiful in part-shade.

Hosta 'Paul's Glory'. This is in fact one of the most elegant Hostas. It was hard to find exactly that shade of part-shade which she preferred. With a little bit more of sun she was burnt, and in more shadow she languished. Now it seems that we managed to find the balance, to the great satisfaction of both of us.

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