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Echinacea stole my heart

You must have a favorite flower. Everybody does. Some love tulips or sunflowers, others melt with the scent of roses. For me they are too average. It’s Echinacea or Cone Flower that stole my heart. They just do it for me. I think they are embedded in our genes since every child draws a coneflower if they are asked to draw a flower. They are the flowers amongst flowers. Their fair shaped paddles, their bright colors, their yellow to brown cones. They resemble the architype of a flower.

Echinacea have a long history of being Continue reading

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Oudolf’s Gardening Inspiration

If you spend a lot of time in your garden, you know: Gardening is therapeutic. It liberates, revitalises and de-stresses. Whether it’s the flowers, the green or the dirt, the humming of the bees or the combination of these facts, we will never know. Being outside, picking weeds, seeing flowers bloom and seasons shift, I think it’s fantastic. You recreate nature to indulge in its beauty.

One man who is currently a rising star in landscaping knows how to recreate nature. This weekend I’ve visited his gardens in Hummelo, the Netherlands. It’s a must see for garden fanatics. His view on gardening with unimaginable combinations of Continue reading

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Supergites’ Garden Inspiration on Pinterest

This month I’ll be planting the white border. I finally discovered a benefit of the new thing on the web; Pinterest.

On Pinterest I’m gathering all sorts of images to describe what the border will look like and mention all flowers that I’ve already been preparing in a seeding tray like garden Cosmos and Leucanthemum.

In one glance you’ll get the picture of how the Supergites garden might look like this Summer. Soon I’ll be searching for the Yellow border, the Hollyhock section and the Vineyard 🙂

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16/03/2012 · 8:54 am