TUESDAY'S TIP: Crocus bulbs and fall planting: If you watch for the first blooms of spring each year, then right now is the perfect time to plant crocus bulbs! Spring-flowering crocuses are often the first plants to bloom each spring and some species have even been known to grow from beneath early spring snows. There are many different species of crocus, each boasting small blooms about 2-4 inches tall and wide that range in color from white to lavender, yellow, orange, blue, and more. They are fairly easy to plant and can be spread out for a subtle look or placed in loose groupings for greater impact. Just make sure you plant them so that they have at least 6-8 weeks to establish before the first hard frost hits your garden. Simply plant them about 4 inches below the surface, cover them with soil or compost, and water well. You may need to water them going forward if your area stays pretty dry but you don’t want to waterlog the bulbs or they may rot. With just a little bit of preparation now, you’ll be ready to enjoy a beautiful early display in your garden come spring!
Цветение китайской украшенной горечавки начинается в сентябре и охватывает всю осень 🍂 вплоть до первого снега. Любит влажные, кислые почвы. The Chinese gentians are very late blooming, sometimes blooming trough November. Plants are very frost tolerant.
An interesting history ...A La Ronde is an 18th-century 16-sided house located near Lympstone,Devon. Owned by the National Trust .The house was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter. It's a Grade I listed building,as are the adjacent chapel, school and almshouses, together with a manse,which were also built by the cousins. The gardens are Grade II listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.The Parminter family, which could be traced in North Devon as far back as 1600, had acquired considerable wealth as merchants. Jane was the daughter of Barnstaple wine merchant John Parminter who had a business in Lisbon, where she was born in 1750. Jane grew up in London and became guardian to her orphan cousin Mary. On her father's death in 1784, she decided to embark on the Grand Tour accompanied by her sister Elizabeth and her orphaned cousin Mary. The two cousins became greatly attached to each other and in 1795 decided to set up home together in Devon. They negotiated the purchase of 15 acres . The house was completed in about 1796, and its design is supposedly based on the Basilica of San Vitale. It consisted of 20 rooms, the ground floor ones radiating out from a 10.7 metres (35 ft) high hallway, .Much of the internal decoration was produced by the two cousins, whose handicraft skills were excellent. The house also contained many of the objets d'art, especially shells, which the cousins brought back from their European Tour.
The Shell Gallery is a unique work of art, created from around 25,000 individual shells. Once their house had been built they lived secluded and somewhat eccentric lives for many years until 1811 when Jane died.The terms of Mary's will specified that the property could be inherited only by "unmarried kinswomen". This condition held firm until the house was transferred to the Reverend Reichel, the sole male owner in over two hundred years. #garden#gardenideas#gardendesign#gardeninspiration#style#countrystyle#homedecor#homeinspiration#homeinspo#history#art#architecture#architectural#housedesign#beachhouse#decor#decoration#jardin#garten#elledecor#veranda#housebeautiful#traditionalhome