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Samstag, 31. Dezember 2016

Mirabell garden

Dear readers,
I wish you a happy new year!
Sending you some pictures from Mirabell garden in Salzburg, which I took two weeks ago.
Hope you enjoy!






























Inside a small orangery; breathing in the lovely smell of citrus trees


























Best wishes,
Lisa

Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2016

Happy Christmas!

                                                                 Dear readers,
                                  I wish you all a happy Christmas and lovely holidays!


                                                                     Best wishes,
                                                                           Lisa

Montag, 26. September 2016

A rose in a vase

Dear readers,
today some autumn inspiration






When I was looking for garden inspiration on pinterest I saw how vases or glass jars can be used as beautiful planters. Today I tried it myself. I bought this mini christmas rose and planted it in a glass vase, on top of the soil I put some moss. In terms of drainage I think it might not be the optimal planter, but I really like how it looks and hope I will be able to maintain it for some time at least.

                                                                      Best wishes,
                                                                            Lisa

Montag, 19. September 2016

Rose cuttings

Dear readers,
it has been quite a long time since my last blog entry and today I´d like to show you how my rose cuttings have developed since then. Although many cuttings rotted and thus died before developing any roots, I now have quite a number of cuttings that developed roots and grew into small plants. They are about three months old now and I am very proud of them.






Since I repotted them into bigger containers with rose soil, they have been growing vigorously.

                                      Has anyone else tried taking rose cuttings this year?
                                                                      Best wishes,
                                                                            Lisa



Samstag, 9. Juli 2016

New flower bed

Dear readers,
I think I have already told you that my garden is quite small. I now have over thirty roses and there is just no space for more. Still, there are so many beautiful varieties of roses I´d love to plant. Since my mum has a much bigger garden, I have been successfully persuading her to let me plant some roses and other plants in her garden. Today I´d like to show you the new flower bed in my mum´s garden. We went to a garden centre outside Vienna that offers a great variety of roses and other plants. I was very much impressed by the many old roses they had and it was very difficult to choose some, I would have loved to take them all with me. I eventually chose two old roses, Kathleen Harrop, a bourbon that repeats flowering and the damask rose Ispahan.

Kathleen Harrrop







My self-made concrete ornament. You might remember the ceramic ornament I formed. I made a silicone mould of it for casting concrete and can now replicate it as often as I wish.










The rose on the left side is Ispahan




                                                                      Have a nice day!
                                                                                 Lisa

Donnerstag, 30. Juni 2016

Update on rose cuttings

Dear readers,
as you might remember from a previous post, about three weeks ago I took some cuttings from roses in the hope that they would root and establish into rose plants one day. When I was looking at my cuttings this week I was very happy to find roots on three of my cuttings. Unfortunately I lost many of my other cuttings due to rotting, maybe the substrate was too wet, but as long as some cuttings make it I am more than happy. There are still about 20 cuttings, which haven´t yet rooted, but which still look healthy and I am hoping that at least some of them will still develop roots.
Since I took the cuttings from rosebushes at the Hermesvilla, also see post Hermesvilla and its beautiful roses, I don´t know the names of the roses, but maybe I can identify them once they bloom for me. Here are some pictures of the cuttings that have rooted.











As I was very happy with my small success in rooting rose cuttings, I took some new cuttings last Friday, using a different, better drained substrate. We´ll see how it goes! Please let me know in the comments whether you have ever tried to root rose cuttings and what your experiences were.
     

                                                         Wishing you all a lovely day!
                                                                              Lisa
                               

                                                                          

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