Saturday, May 23, 2009

TODAY'S Flowers - Clematis alpina Ranunculaceae - Alpenwaldrebe

Flowers from around the world can be viewed here:

Flowering Clematis alpina in our garden.

Clematis (pronounced /ˈklɛmətɨs/, from Ancient Greek klematis, a climbing plant, probably periwinkle) is a genus of mostly vigorous climbing lianas, with attractive flowers. Some species are shrubby, and some others are herbaceous perennial plants. They are generally calcicole species, found throughout the temperate regions of both hemispheres, and also in mountains in the tropics, on limestone and other basic soils. The cool temperate species are deciduous, but many of the warmer climate species are evergreen. Most species are known as Clematis in English, while some are also known as traveller's joy, old man's beard, leather flower, vase vine and virgin's bower, the last three being names used for North American species.

Die Waldreben, auch Clematis oder Klematis genannt, sind eine Gattung hauptsächlich von Kletterpflanzen mit über 200 Arten aus der Familie der Hahnenfußgewächse (Ranunculaceae). Sie kommt überwiegend in den gemäßigten Klimazonen Asiens, Amerikas und Europas vor.In der Schweiz nennt man die Waldrebe auch Niele. Der volkstümliche Name Judenstrick stammt von Jutenstrick.

No vacancy - Mr. & Mrs. Wren just moved in.

Aubrieta is a genus of about 12 species of flowering plants in the cabbage family Brassicaceae.
The genus is named after Claude Aubriet, a French flower-painter.
It originates from southern Europe east to central Asia but is now a common garden escape throughout Europe and North America.
It is a low, spreading plant, hardy, evergreen and perennial, with small violet, pink or white flowers, and inhabits rocks and banks.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Maxi's adventures- Maxi's Abenteuer

Visiting the neighbours..
Wonderful view..
Where are the birds?
Don't be afraid..
I am just watching!!

Besuch bei den Nachbarn..
Herrliche Aussicht..
Wo sind die kleinen Piepmätze?
Keine Angst, ich schaue mich nur um!!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS - yellow tulip with red stripes

Flowers from around the world can be viewed here:

"I love spring anywhere,
but if I could choose
I would always greet it in my garden."

picture by guild-rez 5/2009
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