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Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Rudbeckia hirta | Black-eyed Susan

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Text from Wikipedia: Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susan, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the Eastern and Central United States. It is one of a number of plants with the common name black-eyed Susan. Other common names for this plant include: brown-eyed Susan, brown Betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem,[1][2] Poorland daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy.
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Lunaria annua

Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Lunaria annua

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Text from Wikipedia: Lunaria annua, called honesty or annual honesty in English, is a species of flowering plant native to the Balkans and south west Asia, and naturalized throughout the temperate world.

It is an annual or biennial growing to 90 cm (35 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) broad, with large, coarse, pointed oval leaves with marked serrations. In spring and summer it bears terminal racemes of white or violet flowers, followed by showy, light brown, translucent, disc-shaped seedpods (silicles) the skin of which falls off to release the seeds, revealing a central membrane which is white with a silvery sheen, 3–8 cm (1–3 in) in diameter; they persist on the plant through winter.[1] These pods are much used in floral arrangements.

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Well, Wikipedia says ===> 90 cm <===! In my Wild-Garden I got one that on 15.07.2014 is already about 1.32 m high!!!

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Lunaria annua

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Iris versicolor | Northern Blue Flag Iris

Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Iris versicolor | Northern Blue Flag Iris

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[Start text from Wikipedia] Iris versicolor, also commonly known as the Blue flagHarlequin BlueflagLarger Blue Flag,Northern Blue Flag, and other variations of those names, is a species of Iris native to North America where it is common in sedge meadows, marshes, and along streambanks and shores. The flower get its name Versicolor from the Greek word Rainbow, in allusion to the prismatic colors of the species. [End text from Wikipedia]

 

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Hemerocallis "King's Genius"

Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Daylily Hemerocallis ‘King’s Genius’

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Noteworthy Characteristics: This cultivar has an diurnal extended blooming habit; its blooms remain open from the early morning until the evening, for at least 16 hours. Each flower lasts for only one day. It blooms at the peak of the daylily bloom in your own garden. This ranges from May in the South to July in the North.

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Bumble Bee on Superbells Peach calibrachoa

Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Superbells Peach calibrachoa

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[Start Text from http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/annual/calibrachoa/] Like a tiny petunia on steroids, calibrachoa (also called million bells) grows and flowers at an amazing rate. Often confused for a petunia, million bells makes a splash no matter where you put it in the garden. It is perfect for containers or hanging baskets but also can be tucked into the front of a border where it will spill out onto sidewalk or patio. In fact, it may be the ultimate “spiller” for container gardens as long as you give it ample water and fertilizer, which it needs to fuel its astounding growth.

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As YOU might have remarked it in the slideshow, these flowers are loved by the Bumble Bees, especially by #JimmyTheBumbleBee, the name I gave that Bumble Bee on the photos, who is present each day ;)

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small roses

Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Rosa stylosa

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Also referenced as:  Rosa brevistyla DC. synonym,  Rosa systylaLindl. synonym,  Rosier de Champs à tiges érigées,  Rosa brevistyla leucochroa Red. & Thory

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Saxifraga rotundifolia

Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Saxifraga rotundifolia

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Text from Wikipedia: Saxifraga rotundifolia, common name round-leaved saxifrage, is a flowering herb and alpine plant of the genus Saxifraga.

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Geranium robertianum ssp. celticum

Gardening: The Wild-Garden | Names Of The Flowers | Geranium robertianum

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Text from Wikipedia: Geranium robertianum, (syn. Robertiella robertiana) commonly known as Herb Robert, Red Robin, Death come quickly, Storksbill, Dove’s Foot, Crow’s Foot, or (in North America) Robert Geranium, is a common species of cranesbill native to Europe and parts of Asia, North America, and North Africa.

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BBQ: Marinades You Must Try

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The ingredients …

 

BBQ-ingrédients-marinades BBQ-Leffe-Brune

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I will propose to YOU two different marinades which I tried out recently: one marinade with honey and one marinade with dark Belgian beer (Leffe Brune). Both are delicious, please find below the ingredients list for both marinades:

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Garlic salt
  • Herbs (Herbes de Provence)
  • Sesame oil
  • Mixture of herbs and spicy ingredients for BBQ
  • Dark Belgian Beer (Leffe Brune) or some other dark beer of your choice… Try it out…
  • Piglet Chops
  • Pig Chops
  • Beef-Steak
  • Sausages

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Marinade With Honey

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. To prepare the marinade is very easy, it will be done in 10 minutes ONLY! Take a shallow dish and bring in the following ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of Soy sauce
  • 3 spoons of sesame oil
  • 4 spoons of honey
  • 3 tea spoons of sugar
  • 2 tea spoons of garlic salt (or 1 garlic piece)
  • 1 tea spoon of pepper (or more, give it a taste and adjust to YOUR taste)
  • Herbs (Herbes de Provence)
  • Pepper

Mix now everything with a whisk, taste the marinade and adjust it to YOUR taste… .

Honey Marinade for BBQ

Honey Marinade for BBQ

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OK, the marinade finished now, WE can bring in the piglet chops and later put the shallow dish with the whole into the fridge where WE leave it for +/- 20 hours. You can also ONLY let it 2 hours in the fridge, but as longer as better…

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Piglet Chops in Honey Marinade for BBQ after 20 hours in marinade

Piglet Chops in Honey Marinade for BBQ after 20 hours in marinade

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Dark Beer Marinade

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To prepare the marinade is very easy, it will be done in 10 minutes ONLY! Take a shallow dish and bring in the following ingredients:

  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 4 spoons of sesame oil
  • Dark Beer (Leffe Brune)
  • 2 tea spoons of sugar
  • 2 tea spoons of garlic salt (or 1 garlic piece)
  • 1 tea spoon of pepper (or more, give it a taste and adjust to YOUR taste)
  • Herbs (Herbes de Provence)
  • Oregano (adjust it to YOUR taste)
  • Pepper

Mix now everything with a whisk, taste the marinade and adjust it to YOUR taste… .

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BBQ-marinade-à-la-bière-préparation

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OK, the marinade finished now, WE can bring in the piglet chops and later put the shallow dish with the whole into the fridge where WE leave it for +/- 20 hours. You can also ONLY let it 2 hours in the fridge, but as longer as better…

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Bon appétit

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) ;)

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The Beauty Of Nature | Selection Of BEST Photo Shots From The Wild-Garden

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Find below, please my BEST photos from the Wild-Garden, started in 2013 and will get updated as soon as there is NEW stuff ;) I am learning NOW also on How-To make videos from Slideshows and publish them to YouTube…

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My YouTube videos made from the slideshows:

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Check them out and don’t fear to try it ALSO, I am learning each day ALSO and trying to do BETTER ;) Get the courage to START!

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Stay tuned for new blog post(s) ;) . .

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The Wild-Garden: First Flowers In 2014

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Already on 09 February 2014 there were rose sprouts, never seen this that early in a year and mid February the first flowers showed up also. It’s beautiful, but too early in the year as temperatures are ALSO already about 9-12° C. Hopefully there will be no late frost, otherwise everything would get destroyed…

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Gardening: The Wild-Garden

Since 18 years already I have, what I call, a “Wild Garden“. A place where different plants and flowers were mixed together by a well calculated seeding plan to make it possible to have nearly every day different flowers up from spring time.

SO… as long as I find new stuff to publish I will do so, it’s actually a great pleasure to watch every day the garden, find out also more on my curation here:

First I will display ONLY photos of the “Wild Garden” and later I will give ALSO some practical tips, it’s planned, but be patient please ;)

 

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Stay tuned for next posts with lots of photos ;)