Monthly Archives: May 2011

  The picture above is my entry for the Picture This Contest on Gardening  Gone Wild. I have Right Click inabled here, so THIS is a link to a downloadable picture. Magnolias are border line hardy in my neck of the woods, so this Magnolia kobus var. borealis that I bought in Sweden and planted in […]

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Magnolia kobus var. borealis There is still a little snow behind my house, but even so: Spring has arrived! Taloni takana on vielä hiukan lunta, mutta siitä huolimatta: Kevät on täällä! Det finns ännu en aning snö bakom mitt hus, men trots det kan man säga att: Våren är här! Narcissus triandrus ‘Katie Heath’ Erythronium […]

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Peonies have been cultivated in China for at least 1500 years, so it’s not surprising that the Chinese can show them off in spectacular ways. Peonies are featured in art, in everyday life and in spectacular plantings. They are probably best celebrated in Luoyang where I visited the famous Peony Festival. The Festival is not […]

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