sunnuntai 15. maaliskuuta 2020

Flower power in the times of corona

Easy living during the times of corona covid19.
Fotosafari today in our garden.
Boring garden pics, so sorry.

In a couple of days we can eat the first peas from our own garden! 

Finnisch für Anfänger:

HERNE = Erbse / pea

Tais mennä tämän kaalin syöntiaika jo ohi kun kohta siementää.
Maybe too late to eat this cole?
Very pretty, indeed.

Kalloja käytetään koristekukkina monenlaisissa asioissa.
Mallorcalla ne kasvaa upeesti pihoilla ja puutarhissa.
The first calla/kalla/calla-lilies!
Zantedeschia aethiopica.

This easy beasy grows everywhere with little water.
And it is so easy to reproduce, just stick the cutlings
in the earth, off they go.

Wiki knows more:

Aeonium arboreum, the tree aeonium, tree houseleek, or Irish rose, 
is a succulent, subtropical subshrub in the flowering plant family Crassulaceae.

Freesias. Almost done. 

Named after the German botanist and medical practitioner, 
Friedrich Freese (1795-1876). (Wiki)

Margarete. Whatever. Colourful. Growing fast. Great.

Daisybushes or African daisies.

Tähtisilmät (Osteospermum) on suku asterikasvien heimossa. Siihen kuuluu 47 lajia.
Tähtisilmien lähimpiä sukulaisia ovat sääkukat (Dimorphotheca).

Die Kapkörbchen (Osteospermum), auch Kapmargeriten oder Paternosterstrauch 
genannt, sind eine Pflanzengattung in der Familie der Korbblütler (Asteraceae).

(again Wikipedia in many languages)

Another fast growing plant, serves well as a hedge.

La lechera del Cabo (Polygala myrtifolia).

Hanging rosemary almost done with the blossom.

These white lilies take over everywhere. No bad.

Also almost over with this blossom.
Absolutely easy to grow.

Kalanchoe daigremontiana, llamada vulgarmente aranto 
o espinazo del Diablo, es una planta suculenta en la familia Crassulaceae, 
endémica de Madagascar.

Kalanchoe daigremontiana ist eine Pflanzenart der Gattung Kalanchoe in der 
Familie der Dickblattgewächse (Crassulaceae). Sie ist in Madagaskar verbreitet.

Bryophyllum daigremontianum, commonly called devil’s backbone, 
mother of thousands, alligator plant, or Mexican hat plant is 
a succulent plant native to Madagascar. 
Plants of the genus Bryophyllum have sometimes been included in the genus 
Kalanchoe, where this species is known as Kalanchoe daigremontiana.

(Wikipedia has many versions)

Kukkivat rikkaruohot värittävät keväistä pihaa.
Even the weeds are pretty in spring time.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

RIKKARUOHO = Unkraut / weed

The late bloomer, a bit younger almond tree in shade still blooming.

Lemon tree getting ready for the new season, 
old lemons still hanging.

Invested in English roses, here the first flowers.
Ooops, they might need some water.

These pink margaritas are almost done.

Scilla peruviana, beautiful bloomer, inherited from the
previous owners of the house. So thankful.

Although the epithet peruviana means "from Peru", it is strictly a western 
Mediterranean species. Linnaeus named the species in 1753, noting an 
earlier name given to the plant by Carolus Clusius, Hyacinthus stellatus peruanus.
It is said that Clusius misunderstood a statement that the bulbs came from a ship 
called "Peru" and thought that they came from the country. (Wiki)

Mimosa called Palma-Tiina.
Kiitos tästä hienosta kasvista!

Baby leaf of our chestnut tree.

One of the easy grow hanging plants.

Finally found this beautifully blossoming tree in St. Llorenç.
Now have to decide where to plant it ... hm...

The first lily flower.

Our orange trees are still full of oranges
and at the same time the little buds are getting bigger.

No, not an almond flower, this is the apricot tree.

Times of corona?
Well, I do follow this blog, there you find a list 
of things that you are allowed to do outside your home now 
during the next two weeks.
Who knows, maybe even longer?

The government has listed eight justifications for leaving home,
 which include: going to buy food, medicines, other basics, and fuel 
for vehicles; travelling to work and back (although businesses are obliged 
to allow employees to work from home); attending health centres, or going
 to a bank for money. Travelling around for pleasure is banned. Eating and 
drinking out are off the menu: only businesses providing essentials 
will remain open.

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