Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gardens unite artificial and natural beauty...

concrete art: bloom - dream - grow

Gardens unite artificial and natural beauty,
embracing all the natural elements - water, light, air, growth -
and making them elements of art.
Every effort devoted to garden design becomes a mirror
of the longing for happiness in harmony with nature. -

Wishing everyone a happy summer.


To my friends in Brazil

I am profoundly saddened by the air disaster in Sao Paulo, Brazil

which caused the tragic death of so many people.

I am offering my deep felt condolences

to the victims and families of the accident.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hydrangea Firefly.. Hydrangea anomala climbing Hydrangea

During my visit in our local garden center I found this new climbing Hydrangea.
Hydrangea Firefly (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris)

A new yellow variegated climbing Hydrangea.
In the spring this plant really shines.
As summer progresses the gold margin turns to chartreuse.
Plant on a oak tree or on a westward brick wall
It has a beautiful display of lacy white blooms in early summer, and it is a great choice for training up a tall tree.
What makes ‘Firefly’ special is its attractive lime-yellow leaf margin that gives the vine an additional season of interest.
The vine literally glows at this time of year.

Details on Hydrangea Firefly
Hardiness: USDA Zone 4
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate,
Size at Maturity: 30 feet
Exposure: Full sun, partial shade
Soil: Adaptable to many soils,
moderate moisture
NEU- Kletterhortensie (Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris)
Die Kletterhortensie blüht im Frühsommer mit weißen, flachen Dolden, die eine wahre Augenweide sind. Diese Kletterpflanze benötigt einen stets ausreichend feuchten und nährstoffreichen Boden. Die dicht verzweigte Kletterhortensie ist ein idealer Ort für Vogelnester. Nach der Blüte müssen die Blütenzweige sofort geschnitten werden.
Die Farbe ändert sich später zu der Farbe chartreuse 50% grün und 50% gelb.
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