All posts tagged: Magnolia

Hermannshof in april: Woods

The second part of my april series is about woods at Hermannshof. There are many specias trees and shrubs. From early april on the magnolia are in bloom, especially the beautiful soulangea „Lennei Alba“ in the middle of the great lawn. Grand and gorgeous it reins the scenery. It was planted in 1888. At the same time the huge magnolia denudata was planted in front of the villa. End of february, the Eranthis, Galanthus and Crocus tommasianus are still in bloom at the feet of the magnolia. The cherrys are in bloom too, and rare shrubs like Stachyrus praecox show their special stucture. On the back side of the dry hill sits a Chaenomeles, which I really love because the colour of the flower is so special. Usually, I don’t like them because of their thorny, straight branches. But with this soft powdery yellow, even Chaenomeles makes sense.  Gehölze Ende April Woods end of april At this time, the show winner is Cercis siliquastrum. It blooms in an unbelievable voilet-pinkish colour with thick tussocks of …

Lace and bath foam – Magnolia and cherries in bloom

Normally, I’m shooting alone, even when I do flower pictures like these when the Magnolia and cherries are in bloom. So it was an exception being on my way with someone else. Jürgen and me met last year at the macro workshop of Pierre Johne and decided that we wanted to go shooting together from time to time. This time we went to he Gardens of the University of Hohenheim. The gardens are on the Fildern south of Stuttgart. In my german Blog I alredy wrote about the gardens here.   Becuase the gardens are for scientific research too, there is a huge variety of Magnolia and cherry trees, some are very old, some newly planted for testig reasons.   Üblicherweise bin ich alleine zum Fotografieren, auch wenn ich Blümchenbilder mache, wie jetzt zur Blüte der Magnolien und Kirschen. So war es eine Ausnahme, am vergangenen Wochenende zu zweit unterwegs zu sein. Jürgen und ich hatten im vergangenen Jahr gemeinsam am Makro-Kurs bei Pierre Johne teilgenommen und uns zum gemeinsamen Fotografieren verabredet. Ziel waren die Gärten der Universität …