All posts tagged: garden

A visit of the Botanical Garden of San Francisco

It depends on where the botanical garden is, what plants you can see. That’s why I love botanical gardens. In San Francisco I was there on every visit, because there are growing plants outside you can only see in the greenhouse in Germany. The garden is big and is situated at the Golden Gate Park. This is on the side of the mountains where the fog comes in and the part of the city that stretches out to the Pacific Ocean. The fog makes it possible to grow many plants from rainforests, for example Hedychium gardnerianum, the Kahili Ginger. It’s shown in the title photo – the scent is awesome.

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 …

Hermannshof in april: Daffodils

Two times in a row with only three weeks between I was at Hermannshof in April. So I will show you a lot of pictures in a row. In this time of the year, the bulbs are blooming, but there are beautiful woods too. The end of the row ist Wisteria – you will understand why, when you see the blogpost. But we start with the daffodils and the early blooming tulips. Zweimal im Abstand von drei Wochen war ich im April im Hermannshof und habe viel mitgebracht. Drei Tage hintereinander gibt es jetzt Fotos pur, denn ich habe noch etwas nachzuholen. Natürlich gibt es viele Zwiebeln zu dieser Jahreszeit, aber auch die blühenden Gehölze sind besonders. Anfang April beherrschten ganz klar die Magnolien und Cornus das Bild. Ende April sind es Cercis (Judasbaum), Davidia (Taschentuchbaum) und natürlich die Wisteria. Der Wisteria widme ich aber einen extra Beitrag – Ihr werdet verstehen, warum. Doch der Reihe nach. Starten wir mit den Narzissen und frühen Tulpen. Daffodils love a normal and not too dry soil and also cope with light …