Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have a blessed Christmas!

"... who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God ( a thing to be grasped, but) made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. "
(Fil 2, 6-8.)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy birthday!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Late November colors

Several plants keep their colorful leaves or berries until late autumn. The plants below have been photographed this morning. Most of them are easy and cheap to find.

Berberis koreana:

With a Molinia 'Transparent' in the foreground.

Berberis thunbergii 'Bagatell':

Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Ring':

Berberis thunbergii 'Aurea':

Berberis thunbergii 'Erecta':

Berberis x mentorensis:

Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion':

Attention, it only produces these beautiful berries if you plant at least two ones against each other.

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple':

In the foreground a Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'.

Cotoneaster 'Skogholm':

Euonymus alatus 'Compactus' and Bergenia:

Euonymus europaeus:

Geranium sanguineum 'Striatum':

Hydrangea quercifolia:

Miscanthus (unfortunately I do not know the name of this species):

Miscanthus 'Adagio - Euonymus hamiltonianus 'Indian Summer':

Miscanthus 'Gracillimus':

Molinia 'Karl Foerster':

Behind it, on the trunk of the grubbed poplar tree there is oyster mushroom growing to our great pleasure.

Rosa 'Ballerina':

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Autumn - Images for gift 1

This week it was often still so warm that I could sit and pray in the garden. Once I sat down on a stone from where I could watch the leaves of the oakleaf hortensia turned to purple. Then I thought about what a wonderful Christmas present it would be to compose an image with these shades of purple. And I have composed it like this:

You can print it in A4 size at 300 dpi. Of course also in smaller and larger size, but in the latter case the resolution – and thus the quality – of the image will be less. Have a try, and tell me how it came.

I will also publish some more printable-size compositions in the future. Even before Christmas if I will have time.

The plants on the picture are:
Left side column: on the top a Bergenia, in the middle an autumn-colored leaf of a Paeonia, on the bottom the fruit of Viburnum rhytidophyllum.
Central column: on the top an Euonymus hamiltonianus 'Indian Summer', and below it, in order, a Sorbus 'Titan', a Hosta leaf, one more Euonymus hamiltonianus 'Indian Summer', and a rose leaf in autumn colors.
Right side column: top and bottom: Paeonia leaves in autumn colors, and in the middle a Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'.

Sunday, November 15, 2009