This is already the last episode of the Stinzenflora-monitor of this season. Philippusfenne puts it this way: the leaves are on the trees and the stinzenflora season has ended. The coming week you can still enjoy the flowering of the Pheasant’s Eye, which is still flowering and the Bear’s Garlic.
|Common Lungwort||Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem||Bluebell||Lords-and-Ladies||Bear’s Garlic||Double Meadow Saxifrage||Pheasant’s Eye||Star-of-Bethlehem||Italian Lords-and-Ladies||Common Bistort|
Flowering: start full decreasing
Present: here and there regular massive
Dekema State has planted the Pheasant’s Eye in the orchard.
There is also an impressive and very beautiful vegetation of the Bear’s Garlic at Dekemastate. The plant grows wild in South Limburg (NL), for example in the Savelsbos, where a carpet of flowering Bear’s Garlic now appears in the hilly forest. The Mourning widow with its dark flowers is now also in bloom. This plant can continue to flower for a long time. A flower only flowers for a few days, but new flowers keep coming.
The late-flowering variant of the Drooping Star-of-Bethlehem is now in bloom together with the Star-of-Bethlehem. The latter type only opens when the sun is out.
The Double Meadow Saxifrage is still in full bloom just like the Meadow Saxifrage. As we reported last week, the bloom of the Double Meadow Saxifrage this year is a lot less than last year. The Meadow Saxifrage that we have sown in October 2016 in a small meadow at the Pakhûs SOLO in Stiens with seed from the Cruydthoeck company is coming up en masse this year and is now at the height of flowering.
The Bluebells are now flowering quickly. The Spanish hyacinth is still in beautiful bloom. This Hyacinth flowers a little later than the hybrid and the Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta). Because the plant is larger than the Bluebell, it competes more easily with other vegetation.
The Leopard’s bane is now in full bloom. Blooming of this plant at Philippusfenne is very sparingly this year.
At Stinze Stiens, on the other hand, the plant is in full bloom from a plant we received from Philippusfenne a few years ago. The Plantain- leaved Leopard’s Bane will probably flower this week for the last time this season.
Common Bistort starts to flower.
The Italian Lords-and-Ladies starts to bloom. Bluebells, Star-of-Bethlehem and Red campion between Ground Elder and grass now determine the atmosphere of a part of the Stinze Stiens park garden, which yields a beautiful image. In the orchard we let the Cow parsley take its course which, together with the afore mentioned species, gives a completely different appearance.
We hope that you enjoyed this spring season with the Stinzenplants in all those beautiful estates. You can also read the facts about the ‘soil that forms the basis’ in the Management section of the monitor: click here.
We wish everyone a nice summer / fall and winter and hope that you are already looking forward to the new season of the Stinzenplants. The correspondents and owners / managers of the various park gardens and estates will be ready for you then. Thanks to all the volunteers of the Stinzenflora-monitor correspondents, who send their ‘impressions’ and beautiful photos every week, so that you can enjoy all the beauty that spring has to offer.