sentimentalgarden

homobotanica:

Ophrys apifera

Les orchidées sauvages sont toujours là, au milieu de la pelouse. Un nouveau pied est apparu cette année ce qui porte leur nombre dans le jardin à 3. La variabilité de la couleur des fleurs est grande en fonction du pied. La photo du feuillage date du mois de mars. C’est tout un truc pour trouver les pieds, mettre un petit tuteur pour indiquer leur présence et passer la tondeuse en faisant attention. Mais ça vaut le coup.

Just love my wild orchids, still here in the middle of the lawn. I don’t provide them any care (just try to not mow over them…) I know now how is their foliage (pictured in March). I scan the lawn very carefully to see the new ones growing.

libutron
jillraggett:

Plant of the Day Monday 23 June 2014
The unusual green flower of Paris polyphylla amid the fronds of the fern Adiantum sp. at Great Dixter. Paris is a hardy perennial which needs semi to full shade and a moist well drained soil. The flower is made up of broad green sepals and dainty golden threadlike petals. Lime-green stamens radiate from the prominent maroon and black tinged centre. I fear this will not establish in my rather heavy Essex clay!
Jill Raggett

jillraggett:

Plant of the Day
Monday 23 June 2014

The unusual green flower of Paris polyphylla amid the fronds of the fern Adiantum sp. at Great Dixter. Paris is a hardy perennial which needs semi to full shade and a moist well drained soil. The flower is made up of broad green sepals and dainty golden threadlike petals. Lime-green stamens radiate from the prominent maroon and black tinged centre. I fear this will not establish in my rather heavy Essex clay!

Jill Raggett