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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

Sunday, April 1, 2012

{Our New Spiraea Cantoniensis (dbl Bridal Wreath Spirea)}

  • Last year I did a post about: Our Cornus Kousa (Japanese Dogwoods) & Spiraea Cantoniensis (dbl Bridal Wreath Spirea) ←(right click it) with quite some lush flowers of the Spiraea Cantoniensis or double Bridal Wreath Spirea
  • So let me show you first a photo from last year to get the idea. This is because this year's blossoms were not even one third of what we had last year. Again, the toll we paid for the extreme hot and dry summer. 

  • This was such a perfect mass of flowers on our Spiraea Cantoniensis or double Bridal Wreath Spirea in 2011. 
  • Like a dream and almost looking like flowers of the lilac!

  • This is our new little 'baby' that we've planted this spring. We bought it in Baxley, Georgia at County Farm Plant Co., Inc. 
  • They are on Facebook: County- Farm Plant-Co We went there on Sunday, March 11 with our best friend.
  • Quite a discovery this nursery with 42 greenhouses that look so meticulous and with the healthiest plants, shrubs and trees you can wish for.
  • All of you lucky Georgians, you can go there. They're open 7 days a week!

  • No doubt, this little baby will do well. It is planted beside the gazebo, where also the Scilla Campanulata bloom.
  • Have you planted any new shrubs this spring?
  • Do you also prefer as many white flowers as we do? 


  1. Liebe Mariette,
    das sind wirklich traumhafte Sträucher. Mit diesen zarten Blüten könnte man herrliche Tischdekorationen herstellen für Hochzeiten und Taufen. Und wenn man einen großen Busch hat, braucht man nicht sparsam sein mit Blüten. Aber auch draußen sind sie einfach eine Pracht.
    Liebe Grüße und schönen Sonntag,

  2. Wunderschön, liebe Mariette! Das vorletzte sieht wie das Schleierkraut bei uns aus - von den Blüten her.
    In unserem derzeitigen (Noch)-Garten pflanze ich nichts mehr, da wir ihn ja verlassen werden.
    Mir fällt gerade auf, Dein Blog ist ja ganz schwarz? Oder stellt mein Browser ihn nur nicht ganz korrekt dar? Es ist ein bißchen schwierig mit der weissen Schrift auf schwarzem Grund zu lesen.

    Danke auch noch für Deine lieben Zeilen zu meinem vorigen Post.
    Frische Maracuja habe ich noch nie gegessen, die wachsen bei uns ja leider nicht. So muß man das nehmenm, was es gibt.
    Und da das Bad bei uns überwiegend Männerbad ist, wäre Romantisches da ganz fehl am Platz - die Männer gehen auch nicht so sehr achtsam damit um ;-) Allerdings bin ich auch kein so romantischer, eher ein sachlicher Typ. Mich würde zuviel "Firlefanz", wie wir hier sagen, im Bad ganz sicher stören.

    Ich wünsch'Dir noch einen schönen sonnigen Sonntag (bei uns scheint sie heute wieder!) und lasse viele liebe Grüße hier

  3. I love white flowers but I haven't planted any new ones yet. It's still a bit cold here in Sweden.


  4. Hallo liebe Mariette,
    es ist Sonntag und ich kann endlci mal wieder eine größere Blogrunde drehen.
    Dein Garten ist wirklich eine Pracht, was hier alles wächst und gedeiht, das Du einen "Grünen Daumen" hast ist ja wohl zweifelsfrei :))
    Die Spirea ist ein Traum und auch deine zauberhaften Azaleensträucher hast Du wunderbar in Szene gesetzt. Nun muss ich aber mal fragen wie groß ist dein Garten eigentlich?
    Ich habe das Gefühl bei Dir ist wirklich jede Pflanze vertreten, kann das sein ;)???
    Dir und Pieter wünsche ich schonmal ein schönes, gemütliches Osterfest. Denn die nächste Woche ist mit Arbeit und Terminen gepflastert, sodass ich wahrscheinlich keine Zeit mehr für den Blog finde.
    Ganz liebe Grüße aus dem kühlen Deutschland sendet Dir
    PS: Ich habe diese lästige Wortbestätigung schon lange abgeschaltet, nur das Du Bescheid weisst lach!!

  5. Yes,yes! I love white flowers!!!!
    Groetjes, Nicole

  6. Prachtig, ik ben de namen aan het opschrijven van je planten. Wat is de naam van deze plant, is het ook een
    Spirea ? ik wil namelijk een klein bloemenperk aanleggen bij ons boshuisje.


  7. Molto bella questa pianta bianca!Bacioni!Rosetta

  8. This is a beautiful white bush.
    Dear Mariette, thank you for the comment.

  9. Dear Mariette,

    Beautiful! I love all the gorgeous white blooms. It really does look like a bridal bouquet.
    I planted a new hedge of Lavender Dentata and some hydrangeas in the weekend and we have some glorious rain, to help them grow well.

    Happy Sunday

  10. Soon we will lose our growing season as it is already getting warm. My plants didn't fare quite so well this year. Not as lush as in year's past. Blooms never lasted very long. The dust really suffocates them, I think.

    You changed up your blog. I still haven't taken the time to redo my sidebar. I've taken nearly two days to sort out the photo in Picasa Web. So many doubles and sometimes triples of photos that just take up space.

    Hope you've had a great weekend. Tammy

  11. it is so pretty.

    thank you for your kind words regarding Tuxedo. i do so appreciate them. :)

  12. Liebe Mariette,


    In Liebe



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