Saturday, May 9, 2009

TODAY'S FlOWERS and Happy Mother's Day

Flowers from around the world can be viewed here:

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers around the world.
Julia Ward Howe (USA) proposed the idea of Mother’s Day for Peace over a century ago.
Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation in 1870 was a call for disarmament and for women to come together to seek diplomatic ways to settle disagreements amongst nations.

Eine Mutter liebt ohne viel Worte.
Eine Mutter hilft ohne viel Worte.
Eine Mutter versteht ohne viel Worte.
Eine Mutter geht ohne viel Worte
und hinterläßt eine Leere,
die in Worten keiner auszudrücken vermag.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Princess Diana Apple Serviceberry - new in the garden..

There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.

Amelanchier grandiflora - Princess Diana Apple Serviceberry
Slow growing, spreading, multi-stemmed, shrubby tree reaching
up to 25 feet in height and about 30 feet in width.
Grown for its red fall color.
Ovate leaves are long and bronze, hairy underneath, turning green in late spring and red in the fall.
Pendant racemes of white flowers bloom in spring followed by very sweet, juicy, edible, blue-black fruit.
Because roots are not aggressive and shade is not dense, this lovely plant is a superb choice for a perennial border or entryway.
Flowers are best seen when plant is located in front of dark background such as an evergreen border or wall.

Yesterday , on my birthday I planted a Serviceberry bush in our garden..

Plant a tree in your garden and a singing bird will come..

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