ALWAYS PRETTY

Passionflower alias passiflora caerulea is a very easy climber but it selfseeds everywhere in the garden. The caerula is the most winterhardy of them all. The flower is so pretty, they only open for one day and then it starts making the fruit, after a while you get a yellow oval fruit, so you always have buds, flowers, green unripe fruit and yellow ripe fruit. I cut them back really hard each year as they can grow 6 meters long (19 feet) per season. But I love to have it in my garden.

passiflora caerulea or passionflower

This one is growing in an evergreen bush.

Have a great weekend all and thanks for your visit.

A PRESENT FROM THE BIRDS

When I was doing my round in the garden I suddenly saw a beautiful white flower between the leafs of my fig tree, when I did some further investigation I saw the top of a carrot and from there a long stem with a white flower and buds, I never sow carrots in the garden ( I do in the greenhouse but I use ribbons with seeds on) so these beautiful flower must be a present from the birds. Thank you birds ! I am going to sow a lot of carrot seeds in the garden now to have carrotflowers!!

CARROT FLOWER (queen anne’s lace)

ONE OF THE MANY BUDS ON A SINGLE CARROT

Have a great week and keep cool as the temperatures are rising fast !!!

WATER SOLDIER

Water soldier (STRATIOTES ALOIDES) is a fast growing, fast reproducing pond plant that helps keeping your pond water clean. This one has very sharp leaf edges but a pretty white flower.

WATER SOLDIER OR STATIOTES ALOIDES

After a period of heavy rain and thunder storms we finally are have a nice sunny day, not that I minded all the rain as we need every drop we can get. But my roses looked so pretty a while ago and now they are all rained out. And so are some of my other plants, but they’ll be beautiful again soon.

Have a great week you all !

IN BLOOM TODAY

I took some pictures today of the flowers in bloom in my garden. I think June is about the prettiest month of the year.

PINK DAHLIA
GERANIUM
GERANIUM SANGUINEUM
WHITE OLEANDER ABOUT TO BLOOM

This plant gives me a holiday feeling. It is not really winterhardy over here but wiTH a bit of help it will survive.

CLEMATIS HAGLEY HYBRID IS FLOWERING EXTREMELY WELL THIS YEAR
HOSTA SIEBOLDIANA ELEGANS

Have a great day and thanks for your visit.