Saturday, September 19, 2009

After rain

Molinia 'Zuneigung'

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Anemone Rotkäpchen

Anemone RotkäpchenTranslated to English: Little Red Riding-Hood. If you like warm pinks, then you will love this charming anemone.

Anemone RotkäpchenAlthough it is usually considered of small stature, at us it grows about 80 cm high. It is important to know that it is invasive, like every anemone.

Anemone RotkäpchenIn our garden (Z5) it resists winter with no problem. It prefers part-shade, but it also tolerates rather much shadow, and if it gets enough water, it also grows on a somewhat sunnier place. However, you must not put it on open sun and dry places.

Anemone RotkäpchenI think it can be best joined with purple, warm pink, apricot, pale yellow, butter-colored flowers, but nice combinations can be made with blue and white as well.

Anemone RotkäpchenAt us it is certainly sold by Hegede Kertészet, and perhaps by others as well.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chef d'oeuvre

Some – like me – have to struggle for those light, floating compositions that enchant so much one’s heart.

Others create perfect things by instinct.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Just a picture

The Echinops composition – in the autumn. The second bloom of Echinops is much shorter than the first one. If there will be a long and warm autumn, it will have a third bloom, too. The Eupatorium and Phlox acquitted themselves well. The first bloom of the Persicaria polymorpha behind them was cut back a bit too late, and thus now it has only a few flowers. Instead of the Berberis and Hosta undulata I would like something more attractive. Perhaps in this autumn I will replace them with Aconitum and Geranium.