Monday, April 27, 2009

Rhodotypos scandens

I wanted to begin by saying that this is one of my favorite plants. But then I recalled that I almost always begin with this. When considering it a little bit more, I realized that in fact, almost every and each plant in the garden has something for which I especially love it.

Therefore, this is one of my favorites. Really. I am always happy when I pass by it. It belongs to those rare plants that I bought without any special consideration, just in the heat of passion. It was only twenty centimeters, but already so appealing that I immediately put it in the chart, although at that time I was already over the “large is the garden, there will be some place for it” phase of garden building.

This was about five years ago. By now it grew about one and half meters large. Somewhere on the net it is written that it grows well in dry shady parts. And it is truly so. It is planted in almost complete deep shadow under the walnut tree, in a part which I can only rarely water. In better conditions it is spreading, but here, in dry shady place it behaves well. It is very frost-hardy (Z4). It grows 1-2 meters (in other opinions 2-3) high and the same large. At us it grows on clay soil, but it is reported to cope with any kind of soil.

In the autumn it produces small black berries which decorate it until springtime. If you are looking for a plant which feels well, appears fresh and healthy and grows quickly even in dry shade, you should try it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Sunday

“The Sabbath day ended. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices. They were going to apply them to Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, they were on their way to the tomb. It was just after sunrise. 3 They asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb?" Then they looked up and saw that the stone had been rolled away. The stone was very large. They entered the tomb.

As they did, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe. He was sitting on the right side. They were alarmed. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. But he has risen! He is not here! See the place where they had put him. 7 Go! Tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. It will be just as he told you.” (Mk 16, 1-7)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Holy Thursday

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Monday, April 6, 2009