Saturday, July 26, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bouquet, July 25, 2008

More precisely, this is not a “proper bouquet”. I only hastily composed it of various samples of the big perennial garden, so that I might take it with me to the nearby town of Vác and check which hibiscus matches them.

In fact, the Rappai Nursery – the biggest exotic nursery of Hungary – has a stand in the three days Vác Festival on the bank of the Danube. If you want to see their beautiful plants, you do not have to go to Zomba in souther Hungary – it is enough to go as far as Vác.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Butterfly or what...

This little miraculous creature with orange spots on its wings was attracted to the garden by the Phlox. It looks like a butterfly, but I’m not sure it is.

In fact, on its forehead it has a very elegant, curved sucker that is almost as long as the animal itself. It looks very much like a small tropical bird. I am really happy of its visit. The Phlox season just begins, so I hope I will often see it.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

A morning – an evening

Due to the several tall trees, the rising and setting sun throws its light in beams of ray over the garden. Thus amost every plant has its own moment, when the light falls exactly on it. Like in a play where every actor stars for some minutes.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The large perennial garden

The upper central part of our garden is a large perennial garden. Here originally there were peach trees and grass. However, the trees could not stand the sandy soil, the humidity and the decrease of the sunlight taken up more and more by the quickly growing large hazel tree, so they died out one after the other. And the grass was so weak that we had to completely resew it four times in ten years.

Finally in 2006 I had enough of this agony, and we decided to replant this part of the garden. With a terrible heartache, we cut out those peach trees covered by complete shadow. I wanted to replace the grass with flowering ground-covering plants.

However, I was longing so much for some wonderful perennials that I decided to include them anyway. And one beautiful flower brings the other with it, and one nice combination the other one.

Finally, beauty won. I converted the complete territory into one large perennial garden. Ground-covering plants remained part of the conception, as I am experimenting both here and in the rest of the garden with low ground-covering plants that would oppress weeds, but would comfortably live together with perennials.