Saturday, May 26, 2007

Columbine - Wald Akelei in our garden

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Tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) in bloom...

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Tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) are a shrubby form of peony with woody stems.
They have beautiful, large red, purple or yellow flowers and are hardy through Zone 4.
Tree peonies may be a little more difficult to establish but are well worth the effort.
I've grown them for the last ten years with no trouble.
This year the plant produced over 40 blooms, just stunning to see.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

water irrigation system for our garden

(pictures from Lee Valley website)

Last year I started to install a low-flow water irrigation system from Lee Valley, Toronto.

I am very satisfied with the easy installation and the results.
The Gardena water timer is programmable and a multiple water distributor is now managing the irrigation system in my garden. Now, I can water the garden early in the morning and small sprinklers deliver water to the root level, avoiding run offs. That saves water and money.
For more information:
Gardena is a German company website:

Lee Valley is a Canadian company with many stores in Canada and the U.S.A
Please visit their website for more information about garden tools and water irrigation.

The most efficient way to water your plants is with drip or low-flow irrigation.

Lee Valley offers some of the best drip and low-flow irrigation products available.
They are all uncomplicated and easy to install. All of the parts are made to commercial-quality standards and are made in the USA or Australia, two of the world leaders in drip irrigation manufacturing.
In short, they are good quality, good value, reliable and long lasting.
You may decide to begin with one of the kits, or put together your own system by assembling a selection of parts.
Either way, you will be able to mix and match components, as everything is compatible and extendable.
Unlike conventional watering, which gives the same amount of water to the whole area, here you can pick and choose drippers, sprinklers and sprayers depending on each type of plant and its need for water.

Start with the Water Distribution Header components, then add any combination of drippers, sprayers and sprinklers.
Lee Valley also offer pre-designed kits for patio gardens, raised beds, border gardens, and vegetable row gardens.
The free irrigation design guide, offered below, will help you plan the most effective irrigation system at the lowest cost.

About Drip and Low-Flow Irrigation
Water Distribution Header
Irrigation Kits
Irrigation Design Guide
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

- wish list - Wunschliste Rose Leverkusen

  • Climbing rose Leverkusen ... (Modern Climber) Fragrant sprays of large, fully double, pale yellow flowers on a vigorous plant with light green foliage.
  • (Kletterrose Leverkusen... Kordes (D) 1954 Kordesii-Hybride, Kletterrose, Moderne Rose gelb öfterblühend (früh) stark duftend, etwas zitronig.
  • Canadian source for rose Leverkusen..
  • Hortico Nurseries Inc.
    Your Source for Unique Plants...Roses, Perennials, Evergreens, Flowering Shrubs, Cuttings, Grafts, Liners, Fruit Bushes, Vines, & Small Trees.
  • Address
    723 Robson Road, R.R.#1Waterdown, Ontario, Canada L0R 2H1
  • Tel: (905) 689-6984

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Lilac is blooming...

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Monday, May 21, 2007

new Aquilegia Columbine in my garden , neue Wald Akelei

This a very pretty Columbine I purchased last week at the Annual Plant Sale of the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society. Members' annual and perennial plants, and garden related crafts are presented for sale.

More about the this event is published in my blog:

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Gänseblümchen (Bellis perennis L.) ??

the white - pink it or not a Bellis perennis L.
die weiß - rosa Pflanze es ein Gänseblümchen ??
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under the old Ash trees...unter den alten Eschen..

under the trees is a lot of shade ..
viel Schatten unter den alten Bäumen

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it is a conch shell an ist eine Muschel

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here is a Robin in our Crab Apple Tree

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American Robin (Turdus migratorius)