Thursday, March 6, 2008

Green week 1

I like the idea of 'green week' hosted by shining egg, although I joined in a bit late. I love green color. Perhaps even more now, when everything is so dull and grey outside. The tiniest green leaf makes me happy when I see it these days.

While wandering through the woods on Sunday, I took this photo:It is called tevje in Slovenian (in all Slovenian words j is read like y in a word yet) and Hacquetia epipactis in Latin. It is quite common in our woods but I read in one of my garden magazines, that it is usually grown in the gardens in the UK and that it is very precious plant for the gardeners there. It is always like this - the grass is always greener at the neighbor's garden. We want plants in our gardens which are not common for our environment. We always strive for different and new plants. Sometimes we are not aware that we are doing bad to the plants which grow around us - the natives become extinct at some point when newcomers overgrow them.

To tell the truth, I like new plants in my garden. I still have to order my seeds from Thompson&Morgan but I am glad somehow that in our garden shops there are still many seeds which don't have F1 written beside their name. Which means they are not hybrids. Which means that they are still good old unchanged seeds. I hope that I will be luckier this year with my seedlings because cats use my flower beds for lying on them. This year I will put fence around the flower beds until the little plants grow bigger. At least I hope so. I will let you know once in May and post some photos of my beauties...

2 comments:

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

We had to build a short wooden fence around our garden bed too, because our dog would dig - usually because he saw a squirrel bury something in it. After reading this post I realized that I didn't look to see if the seeds I bought were hybrids or not. I just made sure they were organic. I wonder if that is in any way the same.

clara said...

Thanks for sharing about this lovely flower.