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Easter break17.04.2017
Easter break17.04.2017
Easter break17.04.2017
Easter break17.04.2017
Easter break17.04.2017
Hyacinth16.04.2017
Hyacinth is a popular and well-known bulbous perennial. Less known is its name's origin from Green mythology.

In ancient times prince Hyacinth (Hyacinthus) was an extremely handsome and athletic son of the king of Sparta, and his beauty struck two Gods who courted him and competed for his love: Apollo, the god of light and sun, and Zephyrus, the god of west winds. Hyacinth chose radiant Apollo which drove Zephyrus mad with jealousy. He caused his death when Hyacinth and Apollo were throwing discus and Zephyrus blew it the way that it hit Hyacinth's head. Apollo, in his grief for his lover, created a flower from his blood after his death and named it after him.

It's the end of Hyacinth but not of the whole story. The interesting fact about it is that in the end Zephyrus was saved from Apollo's anger, being protected by Eros, the god of love, who justified Zephyrus' act as the act of love, and in return ordered Zephyrus to serve Eros forever. According to Bibliotheca this is the very first story describing love between two men.

This story, and especially it tragic ending is portrayed in a few works of art, still, the flower itself has millions of pictures and its beauty is adored in most countries with temperate to medium cold climate.
Blooming time09.04.2017
Last weekend was almost summer, Thursday and Friday were almost winter so thank God today it is spring again :-) And today is Passion Sunday which in Czech is called Flowering Sunday which it truly is. Want to see? Come along!

BLACK TULIP magnolia opens ints flowers like a real tulip.
Blooming time09.04.2017
And only later the flowers change to a beautiful peony-like shape.
Blooming time09.04.2017
I honestly can't remember where I got these daffodils ages ago, still they make me happy every year when they start flowering.
Blooming time09.04.2017
RUBY flowering plum tree
Blooming time09.04.2017
How do you like a star magnolia hedge? We planted this one about 10 years ago in a village close to our garden centre.
Blooming time09.04.2017
And this is what it looks like in summer.
Blooming time09.04.2017
LÉONARD MESSEL is a pink-flowered variety of star magnolia.
Blooming time09.04.2017
New Zealand beauty queen CLEOPATRA.
Blooming time09.04.2017
And its sister BURGUNDY STAR™.
Spring is here!21.03.2017
True spring has begun, what do you reckon? A bit hesitating? Well, in my view it is only good not to rush too much. I am so glad that we do not have to face huge temperature extremes as in some previous years, and the plants and flowers have time and peace to stick their noses out in order to learn whether the air smells good enough to stick out the whole head. This crocus clump knows for sure the air is just perfect for showing off.

Spring is here!21.03.2017
Spring is here!21.03.2017
What about your preparations for spring, are you ready yet? We have a few flowering tips for low and beautiful plants which bring colours and flowers to early and mid spring gardens.
Spring is here!21.03.2017
What about your preparations for spring, are you ready yet? We have a few flowering tips for low and beautiful plants which bring colours and flowers to early and mid spring gardens.

'KITTE' aubretia
Spring is here!21.03.2017
Mossy saxifrage form neat cushions, this one is called PETER PAN.
Spring is here!21.03.2017
Sandwort is evergreen and blooms until autumn.
Spring is here!21.03.2017
Blue is a popular colour so no wonder we have several blue flowering perennials. Lithodora is the top sought-after species and there are two varieties available now - 'HEAVENLY BLUE' is cushion-like.
Spring is here!21.03.2017
And 'GRACE WARD' is more mat-forming with darker, glossy foliage.
Spring is here!21.03.2017
Dwarf carnations are very reliable and 'KAHORI PINK' blooms until late summer.
Spring is here!21.03.2017
And when they all meet and flower at the same time the sight is beautiful. Still, we have to wait a few weeks for this - this picture is from early May last year.
Coming closer27.02.2017
That's right. Sun is out, asking us to go out as well. Last week on Thursday strong wind blew in exceptionally warm weather with temperatures of 17°C at noon and 14°C in the evening. Suddenly all witch hazels are out and blooming. Come closer to smell their perfume, isn't it lovely! Westerstede is a German variety with yellow flowers.
Coming closer27.02.2017
Jelena has already been blooming for a few days, it is earlier and orange.
Coming closer27.02.2017
And on fully insolated sites you can find first flowers of Dawn viburnum.
Coming closer27.02.2017
And among the bare branches, like green jewels shine evergreen shrubs and trees with lustrous foliage, such as this Aztec Pearl Mexican orange. It is incredibly hardy and fully resistant to sun scald.
Coming closer27.02.2017
This gorgeous view shows glossy leaves of bull bay magnolia. Aren't they fantastic?
Coming closer27.02.2017
The main thing is that it is nice to be outside. The small but beautifully coloured cushion is a very hardy James Stirling hebe.
Coming closer27.02.2017
And this bushy shrub is another of the hardiest evergreen plants called Portugal laurel and is available in many forms and varieties.
January discount continues!01.02.2017
We have put our heads together and decided to give you a nice present - our January discount 10% continues throughout the whole month of February :-) Seeing your orders you have sent it by now we are very pleased to see you like our new plants, some of which have even sold out already. Thank you for that and enjoy shopping according to ourwinter discount system.

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