Category Archives: woodland

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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The Jardins de Bellevue are one of my absolute favorite types of gardens. The gardens are meandering and well thought out woodland gardens, which feature a lot of rare and stunning perennials, shrubs and trees. In addition to that they are set in a beautiful landscape that they make the most of. In the first […]

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