Saturday, October 29, 2011

TODAY'S FLOWERS - wild flowers and Hydrangeas collage

Tina's Pic story

"Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together.'
Enjoy my flowers and come back for Halloween display.

Wildflowers from Grey Abbey Park, Guildwood Village
"To see the world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour."
- William Blake  

Hydrangea flowers from our Guildwood garden.
Have a good weekend ...
Enjoy my flowers and come back for Halloween display.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Nawautin - left only my footprints

 Leave only your footprints - take only your memories...

    I left only my footprints  but with many pictures of this beautiful place... 

If you want inner peace find it in solitude, 
 not speed, and if you would find yourself, 
look to the land from which you came and to which you go.”
Stewart Udall - 

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ornamental grasses - Ziergräser - Rosetta McClains Garden

In recent years ornamental grasses have become increasingly popular
and are grown in many gardens and parks as ornamental plants. 
 Grasses are tolerant of many soil types and thrive with lots of sun. 
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'  grasses grow in more shady areas as well. 
What else I like about ornamental grasses?
 They provide a good food source for birds and butterflies.
Here are some pictures from my last visit to Rosetta McClain Gardens in Scarborough.
In den letzten Jahren sind dekorative Gräser zunehmend populär geworden und wachsen heute in vielen Gärten und Parks als sehr dekorative Pflanzen.  
 Gräser sind anspruchslos und gedeihen mit viel Sonne. 
Hakonechloa macra „Aureole“ Gräser wachsen aber auch  im Schatten.
 Was gefällt mir sonst an dekorativen Gräser? 
Sie bieten eine eine gute Futterquelle für Vögel und Schmetterlinge. 
Hier sind einige Fotos von meinem letzten Besuch im Rosetta McClain Gardens.

Ornamental grasses provide glorious visual impact and a dynamic sense of movement.
They are easy to care for, provide excellent wildlife habitats, and are sustainable.
The question I ask my self how to select ornamental grasses for our garden? 
There are many books to choose from but I prefer:  
 Designing with Grasses: Neil Lucas 
Ornamental grasses and the New American Garden : Wolfgang Oehme 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cup-and-Saucer Vine, Cobaea scandens, Glockenrebe

Cup-and-Saucer Vine
Cobaea scandens discovered in Rosetta McClains Garden, Scarborough.
Also known as cathedral bells, this vigorous vine is a quick growing ornamental climbing plant from Mexico with large plum shaped leaves and large bell-shaped purplish flowers.
Start indoors early spring. A perennial in frost free regions.
Who has planted the Cup-and-Saucer Vine in their garden?
Hummingbirds must love this plant!!
Any comments?
Die Glockenrebe, Glockenwinde oder Krallenwinde genannt, ist eine Pflanzenart in der Familie der Sperrkrautgewächse (Polemoniaceae). Sie stammt aus Mexiko.
Ich habe sie im Rosetta McClains Garten in Scarborough entdeckt.
Soll schnell wachsen, gefiel mir sehr gut?
Wer hat die Glockenrebe schon im Garten gepflanzt?
Kommentare bitte?

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