Saturday, June 26, 2010

simple pleasures..einfache Freuden

Wild lily from Manitoulin Island
Hosta leaf and Geranicum "Vancouver Centennial" from our Guildwood garden.

You have succeeded in life when all you really want
is only what you really need.


Eine wilde Lilie von der Manitoulin Insel,
Ein Hostablatt und eine Geranienblüte" Vancouver Centennial"
von unserem Garten in Guildwood.

Dein Leben war erfolgreich, wenn alles was Du Dir wirklich wünscht,
 ist alles was Du wirklich benötigst.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

New Pink Annabelle - "Invincibelle" Spirit hydrangea

New in our Guildwood Garden..
Pink flowering Annabelle hydrangea - "Invincibelle" Spirit.

Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea is available in some nurseries under the
Proven Winners® ColorChoice® brand in 2010.
Vandermeer nursery in Ajax, Ontario sold only a few plants.
I was able to buy one of the new hydrangeas for our garden.

In addition the plant will help in the fight against breast cancer.
Proven Winners will donate $1.00 from each purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.
(For more about BCRF, visit

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monarda "Gardenview Scarlet" - Bee balm - inviting insects and Hummingbirds

Monarda (bee balm, horsemint, oswego tea, or bergamot) is a genus consisting of roughly 16 species of erect, herbaceous annual or perennial plants in the Lamiaceae, indigenous to North America. Ranging in height from 1 to 3 feet (0.2 to 0.9 m), the plants have an equal spread, with slender and long-tapering (lanceolate) leaves; the leaves are opposite on stem, smooth to nearly hairy, lightly serrated margins, and range from 3 to 6 inches (7 to 14 cm) long. In all species, the leaves, when crushed, exude a spicy, highly fragrant oil. Of the species listed, M. didyma (Oswego Tea) contains the highest concentration of this oil.[1
The genus was named for Nicolás Monardes who wrote a book in 1574 describing plants found in the New World.
Monarda ist eine Pflanzengattung in der Unterfamilie der Nepetoideae innerhalb der Familie der Lippenblütler (Lamiaceae). Die Heimat ist Nordamerika. Der spanische Arzt Nicolas Monardes (1493-1578) hat im Jahr 1569 die heilende Wirkung einiger "Neuer Welt Pflanzen" beschrieben, darunter auch diese Gattung.
Monarda-Arten wachsen als einjährige bis ausdauernde krautige Pflanzen. Oft enthalten sie ätherische Öle und duften aromatisch. Die meist gegenständigen Laubblätter sind gestielt. Die einfache Blattspreite ist gezähnt. Nebenblätter fehlen.

reference: Wikipedia
pictures: guild-rez 2010/06/23
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