Showing posts with label Phragmites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Phragmites. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1000 posts and counting??

1000 blog posts and counting?

To what shall I compare this life of ours?
         Even before I can say
         it is like a lightning flash or a dewdrop
         it is no more.
                           -    Sengai

Seems to me not so long ago that I started to write in my blog about 
our garden in Guildwood, flowers, garden books, my trips, invasive plants and insects. 
Invasive plants including Dog-strangling vines   
(black swallowwort and pale swallowwort ) and Phragmites (common reed or European Reed)
threatening Ontario’s biodiversity 
Insects especially the Emerald Ashborer EAB (Agrilus planipennis) 
destroying thousands of trees in Ontario and Quebec.
Another very invasive beetle the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) creating havoc in our gardens.
I wrote about the  environment, my concern about pollution and started cleanups
along our shoreline of Lake Ontario and parks in 2007
Discovered the first lichens in our parks and I started to learn more about them.
Nature fascinated me more and more...
The garden blogger community around the world inspired me to create new spaces around our house.
I am very grateful for your visits and thank you for your comments.
Facebook, Pinterest and other social platforms have replaced many blogs but
I believe that there is room for a blog like mine showing how beautiful our nature is.

The collages below - a small collection of pictures from the past 10 years ... enjoy!!

Point Pelee National Park,  Leamington, Ontario

 Kincardine on Lake Huron, Ontario 

"Laetus in praesens animus quod ultra est oderit curare et amara lento temperet risu. 

Nihil est ab omni parte beatum. 
Joyful let the soul be in the present, let it disdain to trouble about what is beyond 
and temper bitterness with a laugh. 
Nothing is blessed forever."

-  Horace

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Flowering wild grasses - Blühende Wildgräser ...

Wild grasses provide beautiful accents most of the year.
My pictures show American beach grass (Ammophila breviligulata).

Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass or American marram grass) is a species of grass that is native to eastern North America, where it grows on sand dunes along the Atlantic Ocean 
and Great Lakes coasts. 
Beachgrass thrives under conditions of shifting sand, sand burial, and high winds; it is a dune-building grass that builds the first line of sand dunes along the coast. 
Strandhafer (Ammophila) ist eine Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Süßgräser (Poaceae). Amerikanischer Strandhafer (Ammophila breviligulata Fernald), kommt an der Atlantikküste Nordamerikas von Neufundland bis North Carolina 
und an den Großen Seen vor.

Pictures below:
Common Reed or Phragmites are seen in many areas in Ontario. 
Very attractive wild grass but considered very invasive. Phragmites are so difficult to control that one of the most effective methods of eradicating the plant is to burn it over 2-3 seasons. The roots grow so deep and strong that one burn is not enough.
Das Schilfrohr -Phragmites, australis ssp. australis 
wird bis zu vier Meter hoch
Sind Wasserversorgung und Nährstoffangebot günstig, 
verdrängt er durch seine Dominanz andere Wildkräuter und Gräser, 
wie meine Foto zeigen.
 Pictures taken today in Bluffers Park, Scarborough Ontario
More pictures from my walk along the shoreline of Lake Ontario 
can be viewed here:
Guildwood Village Blog
Pictures by guild-rez 2013
Reference: Wikipedia
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