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Swamp mallow21.08.2017
Today since the morning every other phonecall concerns this hardy hibiscus - swamp mallows. If we have them, what are the varieties and if there is enough of them. Well, so far we have those, a few others will bloom again tomorrow. There are tall, medium as well as dwarf ones so come by and choose the best for you :-)
Blockbuster of the last few weeks14.08.2017
Joe Pye weed. Not very common, not advertised, still one of the most impressive tall perennials. There are many species (about 15) as well as varieties of which the most beautiful find shelter especially among collectors and garden enthusiasts. Obviously, such a gorgeous thing cannot be missed! :-)
Blockbuster of the last few weeks14.08.2017
This variety is called 'Riesenschirm' (Giant umbrella), it has been in my garden for the secodn year only and it knocked me out completely.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
It is clear to se that the inflorescence is truly gigantic. And the colour is amazing.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
Above all it is very melliferous and fragrant so this Jersey Tiger does not move away from it all day.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
While his friends feast on another plant nearby, a shorter variety called Baby Joe.
Blockbuster of the past few weeks14.08.2017
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
You know, if a lady is pretty she likes to be looked at from and admired from all sides. And we don't blame her for it is she really is a looker and let ourselves get enchanted by her beauty. Exactly like in case of this silk tree.
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
When it is in full bloom we just stand and stare, totally struck by the beauty of its million pink flames, glowing above the dome-shaped canopy from the morning till the evening.
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
Its flowers are like rabbit's tails in pink colour, and they release a lovely and sweet fragrance, especially in the afternoon and evening. Yesterday I could not resist the temptation to have my diner under the tree so I sat down and started eating. Truly, I cannot tell what smelled better - if my food or the flowers :-)
Our beauty queen from every angle03.08.2017
No wonder that most of the customer who arrive in our parking lot these days first go and attach themselves to the Portugal laurel hedge in order to inspect the tree in the garden just behind the hedge.
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
Really, just look at these beauties and those are only the one that are blooming today, tomorrow other will be in flower ...
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
KWANSO shining daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
EL DESPERADO showstopping daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
HAWAIIAN PARTY DRESS stunning daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
HOLIDAY DELIGHTful daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
NIGHT BEACON mysterious daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
BLACK EYED SUSAN blatant daylily
We have a daylily for everyone :-)21.07.2017
SERENA SUNBURST tranquil daylily
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Many of you surely know that daylilies are flowering queens for one day, and I will explain why to those who don't: their flowers open early in the morning and only last until the dawn of the next when they fade while new buds are opening. The older the plants the more flowering stems and flowers they produce. They have almost all colours but blue and black, often combining more in one flower. Yet, I need to admit that breeders try very hard to come closest possible to black colour, which is achieved using flowers with the darkest burgundy red pigments.

Daylilies look great in many landscapes - you can use them in modern garden, cottage garden, and varieties with the largest flowers will even look at home in tropical-style landscape. For such use I recommend chosing single colour flowers without the eye in the centre.

Possibly the most valued feature of daylilies is that they cannot be killed. Not that they would be invasive but they need absolutely nothing and thrive nonetheless. They don't even need to be divided when older as many other perennials do. Some of my daylily clumps are more than ten years old, and they are far from suffering for sure :-) Just see for yourself.
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
LONGFIELDS GLORY
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
ENTRAPMENT
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
MAUNA LOA
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
CALICO JACK
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
AMADEUS
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
ATEN
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
NIGHT EMBERS
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
SILOAM NUGGET
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
TIGGER
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
CARTWHEELS
Beautiful daylilies11.07.2017
STARTLE
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Catalpas are impressive trees or large shrubs with large leaves and profuse flowering except for one variety - NANA. They are also called Indian bean trees because flowers are follwed by slender and long seed pods similar to those on pole beans.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
AUREA is a variety with large, heart-shaped, bright yellow-green leaves and dome-shaped canopy.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Individual flowers are composed in erect panicles and look like small orchid flowers. Looking ate the details of them you won't believe how detailed they are.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
PURPUREA makes large, antlered leaves which emerge deep burgundy red and mature into dark green with burgundy hues. The canopy is wide, flattened round and the flowers are beautiful as well.
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
The species has upright oval canopy and mid green leaves.
Not only catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
Close relative to datalpas are chitalpy - interspecific hybrid between catalpa and chilopsis. They have light pink flowers and narrowly lance shaped, peach-like leaves.
Not only catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
This canopy is rounded to dome-shaped, too.
Not only catalpas are blooming09.07.2017
And the last thing - for some the key feature - flowers of chitalpa have a lovely fragrance. Medium strong, sweet, and calming. It is worth having one close to your summer patio where you enjoy long afternoons and evenings, those are just the times when they release most of their perfume.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Not that long ago I fell in love with these flowering tails :-) Botanically this inflorescence is called flowering spike or slender erect raceme. It can be speedwell, sage or bugbane, they are all very pretty and offer a vertical accent that combines well with mounding or ground-covering plants. Here are a few examples of various plants and colours that might suit your garden, too :-)
Flowering tails05.07.2017
This is EVELINE speedwell.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Taller variety of speedweel LILAC FANTASY.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Enchanting speedwell variety FIRST LOVE®.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Flowering tails05.07.2017
Moreover, most speedwells have an extremely long flowering period. This deep blue ULSTER BLUE DWARF has been blooming for 2 months already and is not done yet.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
And among the tallest is culver's root. No wonder that this variety is called FASCINATION simply because it truly is fascinating! And you would hardly find so many bumble bees on one flowers anywhere else.
Flowering tails05.07.2017
And if you know an d grow sages you know how tough as well as beautiful these perennials are. This variety is mid-sized and is called OSTFRIESLAND.
Quiz results from June 2503.07.2017
Thank you all for your tips and e-mails. Surprisingly there were many wrong answers.
The plant in the picture is 'Pink Cloud' beauty bush.

Those who answered correctly and were among the first ten will receive a new loyalty card. And we wish all of you a beautiful summer and keep checking our website - there will be plenty of new and beautiful flowering plants all summer long.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
CYNI is a variety of black broom producing masses of flowering spikes from late spring until early summer. The flowers have a spice perfume and rich yellow colour. Prune right after flowering - cut off one third to one half of all branches.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
It is neighbouring with other cushion-like plants, such as the blue flowering sage in the front, or purple pink dwarf carnation in between.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
Another summer hybrid azalea PERLA DEL VERBANO is at its peak.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
I have been enjoying its luxuriant semi-double flowers of soft pink colour for the fourth week now and it is still producing flower buds. This is the advantage of these late hybrids. On the other hand the disadvantage is limited tolerance for winter sunlight so its location has to be considered carefully.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
Very floriferous are also weigelas at the moment. This one is called MARJORIE.
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
MINOR BLACK®
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
I never quite got the name of this one - NANA VARIEGATA. Nana means dwarf which this shrub definitely is not :-)
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
RED PRINCE
Early summer blooms25.06.2017
ALEXANDRA
A quiz question25.06.2017
And the last plant today also has funnel-shaped flowers but it is not weigela. I think it is an easy question but still, let's make a quiz out of it - send us the complete Latin name of this plant and win a loyalty card with a permanent 5% discount. We will give it to the fastest 10 of you who will send us a correct answer to this address.
A quiz question25.06.2017
Here it is again - the whole shrub.
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
Spring is ending and hot days of the last days announce the arrival of summer which is what our summer blooms have been waiting for - more sunlight hours per day and more warmth and heat will encourage more demanding beauties to show their assets. Such as coneflowers. These perennials, once established they are so reliable and also beautiful, no wonder breeders tirelessly keep on hybridising new varieties with better colours and performance. We are bringing you a lot of new varieties, mostly from the SUNSEEKERS series, all available on our webshop and displayed in the news section. Now it is all up to you to choose the right one :-)
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
The garden is becoming covered with flowers. Cleopatra desert candle is a key feature of a raised bed above the swimming pool. Simply exquisite.
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
Salvias are trouble-free and long-blooming perennials that will cope in almost any garden. Once the main flowering has finished cut them a few centimetres above the ground and they will re-emerge into a new clump with more flowers in late summer. This variety is SENSATION® Deep Blue.
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
In a bog part of my garden where I grow dwarf willows and bog myrtles there are a few tall perennials loving the same soil conditions. One of them does not stop fascinating me every time I pass by, even after so many years I have had it. It is GOLDEN QUEEN Chinese globe flower whose golden colour and unique flower construction leave me breathless.
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
In a shaded part I found a spot for this summer hybrid azalea which hates winter sunlight, and it seems to love this place. This one is SUMMER SUN.
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
It has some afternoon sunlight which cannot do any harm. It is healthy and blooms reliably every year.
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
Among the pictures I have not had time to present yet I found a nice catch - rare flowering of FRISIA golden locust tree.
Let it bloom!17.06.2017
Horse chestnuts02.06.2017
Beautiful. This one is called Briotii.
Horse chestnuts02.06.2017
Horse chestnuts02.06.2017
We all know this white flowering one.
Horse chestnuts02.06.2017
But few of you know these dwarf varieties which will fit even the smallest of gardens. Really, no kidding :-)
Horse chestnuts02.06.2017
Its name is painted buckeye and it does look like a work of art with flowers painted in salmon pink and orange.
Horse chestnuts02.06.2017
And yet a little smaller is Koehnei variety with slightly paler flowers, still very beautiful.

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