"...most people consider waiting a waste of time. Perhaps this is because the culture in which we live is basically saying, 'Get going! Do something! Show you are able to make a difference!' ...The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. Impatient people are always expecting the real thing to happen somewhere else and therefore want to go elsewhere. The moment is empty. But patient people dare to stay where they are. Patient living means to live actively in the present and wait there. Waiting, then, is not passive. It involves nurturing the moment, as a mother nurtures the child that is growing in her." -Henri Nouwen •
Wreath by @makesmyheartflutter 😉♥️ •
Each year a group of Perennial Plant Society members decorate a Christmas tree at the Ellington Tennessee Agricultural Museum to display during their December Open House. All the decorations, except for some ribbons, are hand-made. This year there were even some live cabbage plants with the roots wrapped in moss on the tree. The multiple tree display is up until Dec 19th. Happy Holidays from The Perennial Plant Society of Middle TN! #perennials#agriculture#museums#christmastree https://lnkd.in/euGiUQn
When it comes to the perfect design in a landscape, we always include some form of ornamental grass or sedge!
The color, texture, and it's movement is not found in any tree, shrub, or perennial.
When it comes to our favorite, the Karl Forester stands above the rest! The Karl is the most popular of the hybrid feather reed grasses sold in nurseries and by wholesalers today.
The Karl does best in full sun, but doesn't mind a little shade in the heat of the afternoon. This guy is not an invasive grass that will take over the landscape. It's known for its narrow-upright growth of bright green leaves that grow 2-3' tall and its feathery plumes in the summer. They have a link to purple tinge with stalks that will grow to 4' and sometimes 5' in height.
The Karl was the 2001 perennial plant of the year and was named after the german nursery man who discovered the plant in the 1930's.
Who knew?! .
Den første have jeg anlagde på Mangholm i 2017 var egentligt tænkt som en besøgshave hvor gårdens gæster kunne gå en lille tur og blive inspireret og afslappet. Man kan sige stilen er til den lidt vilde side, hvor selvsåede planter efterhånden også får lov at være der, indtil de en dag må videre. Jeg nyder meget at sammensætte planterne, som jeg ser det for mit indre blik og rette til henad vejen. Jeg ser haverne ( nu er der nemlig også i 2018 anlagt en produktionshave kun til snitblomster ) som en slags kanal for min kreativitet og fordybelse til naturens forunderlige skønhed. Haven passes og udvikler sig hele tiden i fællesskab med frivillige. Jeg deler gerne oplevelsen med dem der har lyst til en havevandring, eller som måske har lyst til at være frivillige. Der bliver delt megen viden om blomsterdyrkning, imens vi er sammen og omgivet af Mangholms smukkeste natur. Vi mødes ofte søndage fra det tidlige forår til sidst på året. Skriv hvis det kunne være noget for dig. Du er velkommen #besøgshave#havevandring#staudehave#frivillige#perennials#socialvalue#socialeconomy#økologiskeblomster#organicflowers#organicfarm#farmerflorist#mangholm#søndage#skalbookes#bucketsinbloom#bredehavekiosk#tinabrokhansenphotography
Look at this gorgeous bouquet of sweet peas my husband picked for me this morning! **I should qualify this by saying I made him pick them, as the sweet peas are now so tall I can’t reach them! But I’m sure he would have done it anyway... 🤔 😆 💐
Crimson Hollyhock from Koanga Gardens, NZ’s heritage seed savers. The plant itself succumbed to rust like all hollyhocks😖and I’ve removed most leaves, but these velvety dark flowers are very special.
Looking to deck your halls for the Christmas season? 🎄O'Toole's has got you completely covered! We've got lots of FRESH poinsettias, wreaths, and garlands for all your decorating needs. 🎅🏼♥️🎅🏼 Stop by any one of our 3 O'Toole's locations and see what you can find with the help of our friendly staff.