Category Archives: woodland

Another plant genus that was loving my new border this past year was the Trilliums. I had ordered a few new ones from Kevock in 2013 and they all made it through their first winter! Trillium recurvatum was not that impressive yet and naturally Trillium rivale was quite small, as it should be. Trillium kurabayashii […]

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The Magnolia genus is another plant family that manages to take my breath away. You can only grow a few magnolias in Southern Finland, so I treasure the ones I have very dearly. My best magnolia is Magnolia kobus var. borealis, Magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’ does quite well and my mother has a ‘Merrill’ that shows […]

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It’s been a while since my last post. Somehow the whole gardening season went by and ending an evening in front of the computer never seemed that interesting. But now that it is the darkest of November, perhaps a look back at the spring blooms would be nice? Seen above is the dog tooth lily […]

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Hamamelis ‘Aphrodite’ is the first plant to flower in my garden this year! As long as the weather continues to be mild, the snowdrops will soon follow. I’m getting excited for the gardening year!

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Almost the whole border Time flies when you have a lot to do… Work, renovating more than half my home and tackling this beast of a border that I started on last fall. The border is going fairly well. I’ve improved the soil in the shade curve with lots of peat based compost and I’m […]

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