Saturday, January 31, 2009

Country Gardener

I have to say thanks to Heirloom Gardener - you should by all means visit her site - for the blog of Yvonne Cunnington, the Country Gardenert.

Yvonne is a gardener and photographer. She has a garden in Canada, near to Ontario.

I like very much the garden of Yvonne. It is very natural, but in the meantime so poetic and subtly elegant that stands very near to me. And it has a special interest to me as she has built it in a rather cold climate, just like us.

If you have a little bit of time, have a look at her site.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Peter Janke - Gartenkonzepte

It could have been made even by me. But it was not me. It was Peter Janke of Germany (the link on his name leads you to the gallery of his page). On the page of James Golden I found a short post on Janke in December. Our tastes are identical again, like so many times before.


We have put the album selected from the pictures of 2008 on Hortus Carmeli.

(When entering the garden, go to the bottom of the page. By clicking on the thumbnails in the albums, you have the images enlarged, and following the little hand in the upper right corner you can visit them one by one.)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Those wonderful barberries! 1. Berberis koreana

One of my great favorites. An extremely sturdy shrub which is beautiful all year long.

This is how it looks like in the spring, when the leaves spring up.

In May, when in blossom.

This is its summer shape. I find that it enhances the Oriental character of its environment. And it is a rather shady part of the garden, with heavy clay for soil. It is almost impossible to find a plant that grows well here. Although I water here (if you compare the spring and winter images you can see that it grew like fool), but according to Praskac it endures dryness as well.

It is about 1.5-2 meters high, and although most pages underestimate its dimensions, I think it will be at least 3 meters wide. Its berries are eaten in its native Corea.

It can be brought by us as well. In the Zöld Király nursery I always see one of its sports.