Friday, May 26, 2023

Cherry Blossom Trees In Japanese Garden

Recently I visited a Japanese garden where sakura - cherry trees were blooming. It was an unforgettable sight. Many people also enjoyed the beautiful trees in the Helsinki Japanese Garden.
I learned a lot about the flowering of cherry trees.
There are hundreds of species, varieties and hybrids of flowering cherry trees. The number of petals, the color of flowers and leaves of cherries distinguish the trees. Some bloom in early spring, others late.


Some sakuras bloom early with medium pink petals, while others open in late spring with deep pink flowers. There are trees with spreading branches covered with white flowers. Pink and white weeping cherry trees combine an elegant weeping form with flowers on the branches. 


I took a lot of pictures of cherry trees and a rock garden nearby. I really liked the rock garden for its conciseness and surprising and non-random arrangement of stones of various shapes. 


Some stones were laid on the sand, others were covered with green moss, and there were also stones located on the banks of the pond. Looking at the rock garden, I thought that the rocks wanted to tell me something.

Wooden bridges across streams in a Japanese garden should be indirect, consisting of different parts.

It is believed that this way evil spirits will not be able to follow you into the house.

I spent a great time walking in the garden.
Have you been to a Japanese garden? What was your impression?


Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Warm Days


 Mid May. The snow disappeared as if it never existed. There is a lot of work in the garden. I want to move the composter closer to the path so as not to walk there on wet grass. I have to clean the greenhouse for tomato seedlings, because the high bed was occupied by roses in the winter. By the way, they all overwintered well in the greenhouse. Now they need to be planted in tubs and placed in the garden. My favorite pastime is to make the garden cozy and pleasing to the eye.


Tomato seedlings are growing well. I planted the seeds late this year. I didn’t want to mess with them, but then I changed my mind and now the tomatoes are growing on the windowsill. They are waiting to be transported and planted in a greenhouse.


New plants for the garden are growing inside, on the windowsill. This year I decided to plant some perennials. They are easier to care for and winter well without shelter. Of course I planted Tagetes, I love their color and smell. In addition, Tagetes works well against insect pests.


Buddleja red

Buddleja purple

Veronica blue


I have several plants that I moved to the city in the fall and will soon bring back to the garden. In the spring they grow inside and when they are already big and blooming I plant them in the garden. Of course, this is a burden and unnecessary problems. But I like them ...


 Calla Zantedeschia pink

Soon I will transfer all plants to the garden.

What are you doing now in the garden, in the house?



My video of stained glass:


Saturday, May 6, 2023

Chionodoxa Plant

At the end of April, I was walking in the forest near the shore of the bay. The forest there is stony, in places flat, in places hilly. In several places under the trees I saw blue "lakes". These were bright flowers that surprised me with their freshness on the still dry grass. Probably, many of you have already understood that I am talking about Chionodoxa.

Chionodoxa, commonly known as snow glory, blooms in very early spring. These hardy, carefree bulbs are great for your garden. Planted under trees or shrubs, or even right in your lawn, they will easily reproduce and spread the ripples of early spring throughout the landscape. Star-shaped flowers can be sky blue, lavender, pink or white.

Chionodoxa bulbs grow in full sun or where the sun shines for at least half a day in early spring - before the trees bloom. They are hardy in growing zones 4-9.

If you love Chionodoxa, plant it where you can easily enjoy its cheerful colors. Near the path through the garden or on the way to the front door. If you have a rock garden, Chionodoxa will provide a splash of early spring among stone crops and succulents.
Chionodoxa are ideal for woodland gardens, where their natural beauty blends seamlessly with other spring bulbs and perennials. In shady gardens, they make good companions for small perennials.

Their perky flowers bloom before the grass begins to turn green, and the foliage usually dies off by the time the lawn needs to be mowed. This plants grow in my garden under the bushes of Physocarpus.

That's all for now. Take care. 



My video 'Blue flowers in  my garden'