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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

{Our Different Oaks}

We do have several varieties of oaks and also several evergreen 'Live Oaks'. Of course the main reason is to extend the 'green' season. After having worked and lived in the tropics for several years, we have a hard time for not having 'green' leaves around us during winter. So in our garden we do have evergreens. Let me introduce you first to the very special 'Golden Live Oak': our Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold.

  • This photo is taken on April 13 and shown is the golden live oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' which is an evergreen variety and behind it is a huge oak tree that already was on the property when we came here.
  • Our feline girls Sacha (l) and Spicy love to rest in the shade of this golden live oak!

  • This 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' is spectacular in the spring but it maintains its golden touches throughout the year.
  • A slow grower and therefore not as tall as other live oaks.

  • From our balcony the garden looks tropical as we view all evergreens!


  • Also from the balcony you see another huge oak tree which is to the right of the bridge over the creek. Not evergreen.
  • We dug it up years ago as a small tree alongside the road when we were walking. We liked its huge oak leaves. It did reward us by growing into a happy and majestic oak tree.


  • The end of June, there is less gold on our Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold, but still pretty!


  • The middle bridge over the creek is visible here... We can walk the trail into our wood garden.


  • End of June, to the right the golden oak and to the left the huge oak near the creek.


  • End of June, now with the bridge in view again.


  • Near our pond is another huge semi-evergreen oak. No lack of water for this tree, so it is in heaven, even with a hot dry summer. Our pond is being fed by and underground spring so it is always full. This is on October 9.


  • This is on November 7, from across the pond showing the entire oak tree. Quite a monument!


  • This is also November 7, showing our Scarlet Oak from October 19, 1992. We bought it for its Scarlet red autumn color.
  • It's name is Quercus Shumardii - Shumard's Scarlet Oak.


  • On November 26, I took this photo but there is a lot less Scarlet than other years due to the extreme hot and dry summer. The leaves will drop before reaching that stunning Scarlet stage... Through the trees you can see two neighbor homes.


  • Zooming in on the Scarlet leaves, this is all I can show you for 2011. We have to wait till 2012 to see more Scarlet red...
  • You all do know Scarlet O'Hara from Gone with the Wind I bet!
  • Well, in a way, these leaves are also gone with the wind... off too soon because they were dry.

Hope you enjoyed our different oaks!


Related links:
Wow...I think this deserves a thread! Golden live oak! | GardenWeb discussion...
{Lush Green Garden} |previous post by me
{# 1111 - Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' changing color} | previous post by me
{Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' in Sunshine at its BEST} | previous post by me
{Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' with Catkins} | Previous post by me
{Our Mrs. G. G. GERBING Azaleas} | previous post by me
{Our Patio Tiles in the Front} | previous post by me
{RARE Icicles in Our Garden} | previous post by me
{Energy Efficient GREEN Roofing Arrived} | previous post by me
{My Powder Blue Escada Jeans Suit} | previous post by me showing me in front of Grand View Gold
{Our Lovely Lilac Clematis 'Silver Moon'} | previous post by me showing young Grand View Gold
{My Silk Quilted Vest Creation and YOUR Opinion Requested...} | previous post by me showing golden oak
{Our Live Oak got a Haircut}| previous post by me

9 comments:

  1. Oh Mariette, your property is spectacular! How lovely it must be to roam around and see all that beauty!!! Thank you for sharing it with us:)

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  2. Oh Mariette...your land is just gorgeous. Stunning. I love it!

    Your note to me on my blog today made me cry. You are blessed with the gift of words my friend.

    xoRebecca

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  3. Dear Mariette,
    your garden is in such wonderful shape and the aboundance on botalical highlights is amazing. It looks as if you have a whole troup of garden workers.
    Best rgeetings, Johanna

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  4. Can I come live in your garden? I'll just take up residence in that little greenhouse. Ha! I spy two little kitties sitting in the shade of a golden oak. :) Hope your day is great. Time for me to say goodnite! Tammy

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  5. Adoro il tuo parco, con quei bellissimi alberi giganteschi!!!!!!! Meraviglioso!!! Bacioni, Anna.

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  6. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, I LOVE the picture taken on November 7. What a monument, as you said♡♡♡
    I learned a bit about oak tree today, my friend.
    Sure is variety of them you have and the one with GOLD color is wonderful.
    Thank your for sharing with us♬♬♬
    Love and Lots of Hugs to you,, xoxo Orchid*

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  7. Dera Mariette your garden is amazing place!

    Kisses.

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  8. Dear Mariette,
    Your surroundings are gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Wendy

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  9. Dearest Mariette,
    Your home, gardens and grounds are beautiful. Your and Pieter keep everything looking so nice. thanks for sharing.
    Love to you, Ginger

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