Saturday, July 25, 2009

Molinia arundinacea 'Zuneigung'

This photo was made this evening, but it has been blossoming for at least two weeks. It is this beautiful until the first frosts.

Molinia arundinacea 'Zuneigung'We bought it from Gaissmayer in last spring, and it has grown this large in one and a half year. This is more or less its final shape. It copes with all kinds of soil, but it needs regular watering.

In the last year I already wrote about another Molina, the Transparent.

On Sunday morning I made one more photo of it:

Molinia arundinacea 'Zuneigung'

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sun hardy hostas

As almost all parts of the garden are sunny at noon, I have much experience concerning the sun tolerance of hostas. And I have to tell that some of them surprisingly well tolerate strong sunshine.

Hosta plantagineaThe absolute record-holder is undoubtedly Hosta plantaginea. You can plant it in full sun, and it even tolerates dryness. In late summer it produces white flowers with a strong fragrance. It grows 60-80 cm in height, but at least 120-150 cm in width.

Hosta FranceeHosta Francee. At us it is in sun from morning till afternoon, but in Daves Garden some people write of having put it in full sun. It starts to blossom in late July. It blossoms long, and even its dry flower stems are so beautiful that I never cut them. In size it is more or less the same as plantaginea.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Clive Nichols Garden Photography

Unspeakably beautiful images of extremely beautiful gardens...

Clive Nichols Garden Photography.

Saturday, July 4, 2009