Friday, June 1, 2007

garden poem for the weekend..

In my garden there is
a large place for sentiment.
My garden of flowers is also my garden
of thoughts and dreams.
The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers,
and the dreams are as beautiful. -
(Abram L. Urban)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

final pictures of our tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa)

this year I counted almost 50 flowers

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water irrigation system...

small sprinklers deliver water to the root level of the plants...

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walk with me...

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our garden in 2007

Now, the garden is almost finished and I am very happy with all the improvements.
I installed new garden lights, a water irrigation system for the whole garden, the garden arches for the new climbing roses, planted a small Japanese Maple.

I am sure there will be something else I can do...

New Japanese Maple.....

garden arches waiting for the new roses...

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Clematis Alpina --- Pamela Jackman

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shade trees in our garden.. Linden and Ash trees

Schatten Bäume in unserem Garten

Lindenbaum und Eschen

Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento. Verde ramas.

Green, I love you green. Green Wind. Green branches.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New roses in our our garden - Leverkusen

Leverkusen (Kordesii) (Kordes 1954)
Light yellow semi-double flowers blooming continuously during the growing season.
Shade tolerant, OK in poor soil, foliage very healthy, cold tolerant and fragrant.
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New roses in our garden - Blaze, Flaming Fury

Scientific Name
Rosa 'Blaze'
Common Name
Blaze, Flaming Fury

Flower Color: Red
Flower Description: Clusters of cup-shaped semi-double blooms; repeats; 25 petals
Fragrance: Slight tea
Height: 12 to 15 feet
Comments: Introduced in 1932;
vigorous climber;
good disease resistance;
8 foot spread;
needs full sun;
tolerates poor soil;
free flowering;
shiny, leathery, dark green leaves

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New roses in our Garden - John Cabot

Name: John Cabot Class:
Modern Shrub Rose,
Explorer, Hybrid Kordesii,
Hybrid Rugosa
Hybridizer/Date: Dr. Felicitas Svejda
Parentage: seedling or R. kordesii
Fragrance: ARS
Color: Medium Red (Dark Pink)
Very winter hardy and very disease resistant.
Forms a large bush that can get quite tall.
More of a bush show than an individual bloom show.
Good for many garden uses including hedges.

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New roses in our garden: Schneezwerg - Snowdwarf

Name: Schneezwerg Synonym:
Snow Dwarf, Snowdwarf Designation: Class: Hybrid Rugosa Rose

Hybridizer/Date: Petert Lambert, Germany 1911
Parentage: R. rugosa x R. beggeriana
Fragrance: ARS
Color: white and white blend
Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 1993

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Trip to Niagara on the Lake and Waterdown to buy roses

Besides playing host to the Shaw Festival, the charming little town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is itself a major tourist attraction, and some refer to it as "the prettiest town in Canada." The well-manicured village on the southern edge of Lake Ontario offers its visitors an abundance of flowers, early nineteenth century architecture, and the produce of a burgeoning wine industry.
Niagara region also permits a number of other fragile fruit crops to grow there.

In early battles during the War of 1812 American invaders burned most of Niagara-on-the-Lake to the ground, a historical fact that Canadian hosts rarely fail to mention to their American guests.
As the war grew to a stalemate British and Canadian forces recaptured nearby Fort George and the surrounding villages, and Niagara-on-the-Lake was quickly rebuilt.
Many architectural gems from that early period survive in the town today.
Most of those buildings are now home to shops, restaurants, and a variety of elegant Bed and Breakfast inns.
The Falls of Niagara lie a short distance away, and the impressive restoration of Fort George gives tourists the chance to relive the War of 1812 and the early colonial days of North America.
A visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake is a worthwhile venture, and fans of live theatre should not miss the opportunity to attend the exceptional offerings of the Shaw Festival.
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