While tanking fuel, Lilli collected a few wildflowers. The field was white with these strawflowers.
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Canna has an interesting family history..
The canna plants are large tropical and subtropical perennial herbs. Canna rhizomes are edible and rich in starch and were once a staple foodcrop in Peru and Ecuador. Cannas may also fall victim to canna rust, a fungus resulting in orange spots on the plant's leaves.
Canna is grown for human consumption in the Andes and also in Vietnam and southern China, where the starch is used to make cellophane noodles.
Cannas are Propagated by seed, or by rhizomes.
Canna seeds need to be scarified and soaked in water prior to planting.
Cannas grow wild and are capable of growing in full sun, part sun, or even shade. They can be grown in pretty much any type of soil.
Cannas commonly die back during cold months, only to leaf out and bloom during warmer months.
Cannas demand regular water during the warm months.
Sunday, 8 May 2016
Saturday, 2 April 2016
H. Celia has been growing in my garden for ever. Always loved the clear, softly yellow/orange coloured flowers, big and pretty, at least 20 cm Ø.
A summer shrub flowering into autumn,
Sometimes they look more orange than in these photos.
To own a garden with flowers, a paradise, can we ask for more? Ts
©Photos/Text #mygarden Ts Book of Flowers.
Friday, 1 April 2016
..another favourite plant
Virtually unknown, spectacular Buddleia lindleyana with shiny green leaves and cinnamon trunks. This incredible plant has up to 60 cm long panicles of medium lavender flowers in summer. Slightly stoloniferous. Do not cut back like otherBuddleias. Medium growth rate. Do not cut to the ground (renewal pruning) as you do with other Buddleias.
I must remember names of plants, casually learned while helping to plant vulnerable seedlings into the ground. I remember in spring in the woods soft blue stars, “Leberbluemchen” Anemone hepatica, hands full I brought home, cautiously going past the hole where the badger lived. It was March, spring. Now March is autumn…it is not odd anymore. Childhood memories have receded to gilded corners, from where they might make a quick comeback laced with some sadness.
©Photos #mygarden/ Text Ts. Book of Flowers
Monday, 28 March 2016
In my garden, Cats Whiskers/ Ortosiphon aristatus, flower exuberantly in a soft purple haze this time of year.
A rush of Delight,
I pass this purple frothing show.
©Photos/Text Ts/Book of Flowers.