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Showing posts with label white flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label white flowers. Show all posts

Friday, May 25, 2012

White As White

The White Garden is starting to show off its beautiful variety. Before long the Oriental and Asiatic lilies will be coming into bloom, as well as the Star Gasmine, Day Lilies, Guara, Fairy Lily, Mock Orange, Dahlias, Asters and more.

Be sure and check out the White Flower 2009 mosaic photo on the right sidebar. Just click to enlarge.

This is a lovely book with lots of suggestions for white blooming plants. It would be nice if my white garden looked special enough to photograph as a whole from a distance. But it never seems to be filled in enough to do so.

The Color Garden (White), color plantings for dramatic landscapes - text and photography by Elvin McDonald. I bought this book many years before I ever had a white garden with the wish to have one. Dreams do come true. 

LOOK who came to visit just as I am blogging this post. Lily started barking and wanted to meet this sweetie. I took this photo quickly from the dining room window as the cat is looking at Lily. I think she/he looks great with the white flower photos.

I am leaving you with a photo I recently took at Amador Flower Farm in the next door county. I do not think this is a typical sight at any nursery. Also, a tram is available for short tours around the grounds. It is a nursery that specializes in Day Lilies and it covers acres of land filled with Day Lilies "almost" as far as the eye can see. And, they have a fabulous gift shop. I hope to go back for another visit this weekend when the lilies and many other flowers and shrubs will be in full bloom.

Our weather has taken a turn to cooler days, In fact, we may experience some rain!

I hope you Enjoy Your Day.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Springtime ~ ~ ~ No! No! ~ ~ ~ Not More SNOW

I was just beginning to trust the weather report of only sprinkles of rain. The flowers are starting to bloom, especially the camellias. So, I put together a Spring Table piece. I love bringing flowers into the house and putting little vignettes together. Isn't this pretty?

But, look at what I saw through my dining room window when I got out of bed this morning ! ! ! Is winter ever going to be over?  I waited patiently for the White Stellata Magnolia (see center of photo) to bloom following many snow falls and finally it succeeded. 

It was so beautiful a few days ago.

Have you noticed that many many blogs have  lot of photos of snow this year? It really has been a very white winter.
I hope your day is Fabulous.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Little White Goodness In The Garden

I am so happy that the White Dahlia named White Alva has started to open before I leave town next week.  I have been watching them daily to see if they will show some of their beauty. As you can see, they are just starting and they will open much wider. 

The White Dawn Climbing Rose on the fence is still continuing to bloom on a less profuse manner than earlier in the summer.

And, the White Mission Bells are also putting on a show.


That's about it for today. Sorry for the terrible photography. I've been kinda busy getting ready for our trip.

I hope you have a Wonderful Day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Last Saturday Shopping

As you know, I have been working out in the garden this past week. And, I decided that I needed a new iron lattice for my Sweet Autumn Clematis to travel on.  I pruned it very severely and now it is growing "like topsy".  The plant is planted about four feet from the fence and needs some support to trail on to get to the fence. This is a photo of it vining on the fence last year. 

So off we went to an exceptionally nice nursery that has lots and lots of garden iron work, as well as, beautiful nursery stock.

We were there a few days ago and I saw what I thought would be a good piece of iron work. But, I wanted to take measurements before purchasing. It is not fancy in the least bit. It measures 6 feet by 2 feet  and I have leaned it against the fence at an angle. Basically, it is a very functional sturdy piece of iron work that will provide good support for a robust clematis that will start blooming in later summer /fall.  I anticipate that it will be totally covered with the clematis (which won't take long at the rate is has grown in the last few days) and the neighbors propane tank, etc. will be nicely camouflaged.

Also, it looks like the Simplon Oriental Lilies will be blooming as soon as the weather gets warmer. The Star Jasmine on the fence was a bit traumatized by all the snow we have had this winter/spring. But, I am hopeful that it will start sending out new growth, soon. Usually the clematis intertwines in the white jasmine flowering vine and provides a nice backdrop for all of the other white flowers in my specialty garden. We may be getting more rain today.

Wishing you warm and sunny days.  

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

They Are Blooming and The Sun Is Shining

Look at these Ice Princess white tulips. Aren't they elegant and stunning?

And, they aren't white with SNOW!  Can you believe it? These tulips were in snow one week ago!

This is such a strange year in the garden. It is difficult to know what is going on day to day. Some of my garden plants have been very unhappy with all "these goings on" in the garden. They tell me that they are very confused!  

Are you ready for a little trivia about Tulips?  By now, I think you know that I enjoy trivia. So, here goes.

"The tulip is a wildflower said to originate from Persia. In the 1500's tulips were extensively cultivated in Turkey, and because of their resemblance to the "tulbend" a turban worn by Turkish men - - - were called tulipan.

In 1562, tulip bulbs from Constantinople reached Antwerp by ship. Before the turn of the century, tulips had been such a rarity that only the wealthy in Holland could afford them; consequently, tulips became a status symbol for the rich.  However, by the 1620's, buying and selling tulips became an activity for merchants, and "tulip madness" ensued.  Tulip trading crashed in 1637 throwing Holland into financial ruin.  After the Dutch government enforced strict laws for cultivation and selling bulbs, the tulip became the national emblem of Holland." This info is from the Notes From My Cottage Garden blog.

I hope you are having a Grand Day and the SUN is shining where you are.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

White Hyacinth

The White Hyacinths are blooming in my garden  and I am loving them!

Facts About Hyacinths

•An ancient Greek legend describes the origin of the Hyacinth. Two of the gods, Apollo and Zephyr, adored a handsome young Greek called Hyakinthos. Apollo was teaching Hyakinthos the art of throwing a discus.
 Zephyr, who was the god of the west wind, was overcome with jealousy and he blew the discus back. It struck Hyakinthos on the head and killed him. From his blood grew a flower, which the sun god Apollo named after him.

•The wild Hyacinth is a native of Turkey and the Middle East, along the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Hyacinths were grown in Europe in the time of the Greeks and Romans. Both Homer and Virgil noted the sweet fragrance.

•After this, the Hyacinth faded from history, and did not reappear until the 16th century when it was reintroduced into Western Europe from Turkey and Iran. Leonhardt Rauwolf, (a German doctor) collected some Hyacinths when he visited Turkey in 1573.

•Hyacinths have been cultivated commercially since the second half of the 16th century. They became very popular in 18th and early 19th century Europe.

•The bulbs are now grown commercially in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In the Netherlands Hyacinths are also grown as cut flowers.

•The common garden Hyacinth is cultivated to a minor extent in the Netherlands for the perfumery trade. However, most Hyacinth perfume sold is synthetic, based primarily upon phenylacetaldehyde. Hence, the Hyacinth is also called the Dutch Hyacinth.

•The normal bloom time for Hyacinths is March to April.

March 7th is the World Hyacinth Day.
•In the Victorian language of flowers the Hyacinth flower symbolizes sport or play, and the blue Hyacinth signifies sincerity.

If you are a gardener, I hope you are enjoying the spring flowers as they awaken one by one in your very own garden.


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Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014