Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bouquet, May 26, 2008

The double-flowered dark crimson to the left: Red Charm. The white one below it: Do Tell. The large one on its side: Cytherea. The double-flowered striped one above: Pink Spritzer. The pink one below it: First Lady. The simple wine-red on its side: Hogart. The butter-colored near to it: Coral Sunset. The dark wine-red above: Mons. Martin Cahuzack. The salmon-colored near to it: Coral Charm.

Most of them were bought at Paeonia Miely.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Morning lights

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Viburnum × pragense

One of my favorite evergreen shrubs. I like very much its loose shape that lets it fit both in jungle and Japanese compositions. And it is also undemanding. At us there are two of it in the lower fence, exclusively reserved for survivor champions. It grows quickly, but it is not spreading. It bears beautiful, fragrant flowers in the spring. It needs virtually no maintenance.

Viburnum x pragense
height: 2-3 m
width: 2-3 m
soil: It likes good soil, but it lives on almost any soil, even on light sand.
water: It likes irrigation, but also tolerates dryness.
light: It prefers half-shadow, but you can plant it on relatively sunny places as well.

Nevertheless I do not recommend it for dry and sunny sand.

American hardiness zone:
Z5 (down to -29 ºC)
bloom: mid- or late spring

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008