Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Autumn Evening








It was an evening autumn walk in the park. I wanted to catch the last rays of the setting sun so that the beauty of the autumn was better seen. Soon the leaves will turn into a golden carpet under the black tree trunks.

Friday, October 16, 2020

'October Poem' By Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.

The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.

Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;



One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!



Robert Frost (1874 -1963):

“Poetry begins in trivial metaphors, pretty metaphors, ‘grace’ metaphors, and goes on to the profoundest thinking that we have. Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another. ..."

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Spring Flowers For 2021

I want to show you my purchases for spring 2021. As I wrote in my previous post, my garden has become larger. I have grown new plants in my garden nursery, and I want to plant more bulbs to bloom in the spring.
These packets (above) are with Tulip 'Blue diamond' and Tulip 'Sweet sugar'.  'Blue diamond' tulips grew in my garden and disappeared so I want to plant them again. 'Sweet sugar' is very decorative tulip and I'd like to have them a lot, so there are 15 bulbs in a packet.

Above are Crocuse 'Grand Meter', Tulips 'Washington' and 'Cream Upstart'. I love this crocus color. Tulips are tall, I hope they will look beautifully.

On the left is Puschkinia, variety 'Libanotica', the light blue color. The next are Crocus 'Golden yellow' and Tulip 'Donna Bella', nice stripped ones.

My favorite daffodil is the 'Ice King' variety (left). I have three of them, I bought three more. The tulip 'Blue parrot' variety (in the middle) is new to me, I hope they will grow well. Crocus 'Prince Claus' is cute, two-tone.

Here is a photo of the new part of the garden that has been added to the old one. As you can see, it is empty and I need to work hard to make it cozy and beautiful. One plum tree grows here, I planted several hydrangeas and thujas. Hopefully the new tulips, daffodils, Puschkinia and a few more perennials will grow well next spring.


My video of Keukenhof , The Nederlands, April: