April 29, 2011

What a strong bulb is this...

Have you ever worried about planting amaryllis bulb (naked lady or belladonna)? I mean, that you don't know how to do it properly? 
I think in this office, I have visited yesterday, they didn't worry too much. 
Look at this beautiful flower....

... would you ever guess, that it's only sticked to a tee mug and given some water? ...

It was the office of an gardening shop "oh, you know, it started to grow in the package and we decided to give it a chance..."

Do you have unusual experience with amaryllis?

April 25, 2011

Do not abandon yourselves to despair - we are the Easter People!

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. 
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
~ Pope John Paul II


Photo courtesy of Jeanette's OzPix

April 22, 2011

When spring come - final proof

Do you think this is enough to declare that spring came? When spring come?

April 18, 2011

True chic flowers - Sanguinaria canadensis

Sanguinaria canadensis or bloodroot grows from 20 to 50 cm tall. The flowers are produced from March to May.
Over many years of growth, the branching rhizome grows into a large colony.
What makes the plant unique, it blooms before the foliage unfolds in early spring and after blooming the leaves expand to their full size and go summer dormant in mid to late summer.
It requires moist to dry woods and thickets, often on flood plains and near shores or streams on slopes, they grow less frequently in clearings and meadows or on dunes, and are rarely found in disturbed sites.
Flowers are pollinated by small bees and flies. Its also selfseeding if you don't deadhead the flowers.
Photos are taken yesterday at Maria's garden in Puławy (Poland).

April 12, 2011

DIY recycled greenhouse - I bet you haven't seen this one yet

Need a small greenhouse, friendly on your budget? Think of recycling plastic bottles and few pieces of wood to build the frame. You want blue one? Collect blue bottles. I think I would go for transparent non-color. YOU?

Recommended further reading I Brake for Yard Sales: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster

April 6, 2011

Love paradox

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.

This photo was taken last Thursday in a terrace garden I've visited already few times and showed you nice bunch of photos.