Friday, August 14, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ..flower bouquet from the garden ..

Flowers from around the world can be viewed here:

I created this flower arrangement for our house with
hydrangea Annabelle, hydrangea Winky Pinky, cattails, day lilies, hosta flowers,
black eyed susan (Rudbeckia) and canna leaves.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

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Golden Hakone Grass -Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Golden Hakone Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola')
2009 Perennial Plant of the year!
Selected for our front yard (10x25m)
and will be combined with other shade plant.

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ is one of the
few ornamental grasses that tolerate part shade gardens.
It is shorter, as tall as it is wide, when fully grown.
Although this ornamental grass, like prairie grasses, can be grown in dry soil, it is a Japanese native with qualities that will add to a landscaped garden.
Voted by the Perennial Plant Association for 2009,
it is a reliable perennial to put on any gardener’s list.
Low Maintenance Aureola
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ prefers growing in rich acid soils that are moist and well draining. It tolerates morning sun, as well as dryer soils but in hot climates needs part shade. In northern regions more sun is required to maintain the golden color.
This slow growing plant is 18” – 24” tall and wide when full size.
These characteristics make it useful for container gardens or small planting beds.
Because H. ‘Aureola’ requires less frequent dividing and has few insect or disease problems, it is considered a low maintenance plant. The leaves should be cut back in late winter or early spring.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rudbeckia hirta, Black - eyed Susan

What blooms in our garden : Rudbeckia hirta

Other names: Black-eyed Susan, Blackiehead, Brown Betty, Brown Daisy,
Brown-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Poorland Daisy, Yellow Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) native to most of North America, and is one of a number of plants with the common name Black-eyed Susan that also has purple on the side.

Die Rudbeckien (Rudbeckia) sind eine Pflanzengattung in der Familie der Korbblütler (Asteraceae). Es gibt einige Sorten, die als Zierpflanzen in Parks und Gärten verwendet werden. Die Gattung erhielt den Namen zu Ehren des schwedischen Wissenschaftlers Olof Rudbeck dem Älteren.

Maxi - Maximus, El Presidente II

There is no need for a piece of sculpture in a garden that has a cat.
~ Wesley Bates

picture by guild-rez 7/2009
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Sunday, August 9, 2009



Thank you Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Valkyrien
for creating TODAY'S FLOWERS meme and allowing me to participate.

The World is so empty if one thinks only of the mountains, rivers, and cities;
but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who,
though distant is close to us in spirit,
this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.-
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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