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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, October 12, 2014

{Kauai Blue & White Torenia}

If you love to have an ever-blooming container plant for next summer, you should look for this Kauai Blue & White Torenia.
It seems to be family of the snapdragon...
Lovely foliage too.
These photos are from August 7...
This photo is from July 4, where it still was looking at its very best!
A very loyal bloomer and quite tolerant to heat.
Related link:
{Vinca Extreme White from Home Depot} | previous post by me


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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Such a happy continuous bloomer!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Liebe Mariette,

    die Fotos sind dir gut gelungen.
    Sonnige Sonntagsgrüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Danke, ich habe es wenigstens so gut wie möglich versucht.
      Es war ein sehr schöner und sonniger Sonntag, wir konnten spazieren!
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  3. Wow what a unique looking flower! And such beautiful white/blue colors.
    Sounds like a strong flower tolerant to heat even though it looks kind of fragil!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      It was a surprising flower indeed. We all know that one should not underestimate the little things in life as they can show us often to be very strong and tough. This plant sure managed to impress us. In full sunshine, all day and still looking pretty and blooming ongoing.
      A must-have for 2015 as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    It also seems to handle partial shade quite well!
    Enjoy your Sunday....*s*

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Do you have one too? Ours is for the entire day in full sunshine and still managed to be beautiful. Amazing plant!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Hoi lieve Mariette,

    Leuke zomerbloeier waar je maanden plezier van kunt hebben,jaren geleden zag ik ze hier bij elk tuincentrum en had ik er ook wat potten mee gevuld,weet nog dat ze het redelijk goed deden in halfschaduw en je moet absoluut de potgrond vochtig houden,ben je een keer te laat is weldra het moois van de plant af is mijn ervaring.

    Fijne zondag gewenst!!!
    Hier wordt het een rustige zondag,vierden gisteren verjaardag van schoonzoon die eerder in de week letterlijk en figuurlijk Abraham zag en kleindochter werd 15, lang geleden dat we zo'n fantastisch en gezellig feest mee maakten op geweldig leuke locatie.

    Liefs Ger

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    1. Lieve Ger,
      Een erg dankbaar en ook grappig plantje is het!
      Fijn dat jullie het zo gezellig hadden met de familie; dat is zó belangrijk om voor later ook hele fijne herinneringen over the houden.
      Hele lieve groetjes en veel zon die ik jullie kant uit stuur.
      Mariette

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  6. I don't know this plant at all!!!! It is the first time I read about the Kauai Blue & White Torenia.
    It looks lovely and very healthy!!!
    Enjoy your Sunday, dear friend!!!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      We never had heard about it either until Pieter came home with one. Not a big plant but such a vigorous blooming one!
      We had a lovely and very sunny Sunday. Wishing you a great new week.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. I've never seen it before but it's a lovely plant.

    Hugs

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    1. Dearest Elna,
      It sure is and it kept surprising us with its top performance!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Dear Mariette,what a beautiful plant!!
    The flowers are very preety!
    I have never seen it before!
    Excellent shots!Have a lovely week!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Glad I could introduce it to so many people that never have seen it before; just like both of us before this summer.
      Wishing you a wonderful new week as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Liebe Mariette,
    das sind wiedr wundrschöne Fotos von der Blumenfülle
    in deinem Garten - den man eigentlich schon als Park
    bezeichnen mus.
    Einen guten Start in die neue Woche wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Ja Danke und wenn man die Arbeit rechnet ist es auch ein Park!
      Wir sind im Moment dabei um alle Bäume von unten zu beschneiden damit wieder mehr Licht kommt. Die wachsen ja auch so wahnsinnig schnell. Vor dem Haus muss auch ein Laubbaum weg weil zuviel Blatt auf die neue Patio kommt und sogar in die Garage... Also wird es leichter für uns mit weniger Arbeit wenn der weg ist. Immer etwas!
      Ganz liebe Grüsse für eine neue Woche!
      Mariette

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  10. Dear Mariette,
    your flowers are so beautiful! I´ve never seen before...Have a nice week! Hugs, Manuela

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    1. Dearest Manuela,
      Thank you and that is another reason why I love to share new things for us, as many never had seen them.
      Happy new week to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Dearest Mariette,
    I will like to lok for the Kauai Blue & white Torenia It seems to be beautiful lovely foligge too.
    We having a more raining today and another two days?
    You are going away soon...
    Hugs and love to both of you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      You are right, the foliage is also lovely!
      Hope the new week is one with less rain for you.
      No we are not going away soon; we have been gone to Arizona from August 30 till September 5.
      Hugs and love to you!
      Mariette

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  12. Magnificent blog, with extraordinary photo, perfect and processed to provide a great beauty.

    Greetings from Gran Canaria. (Spain)

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    1. Dearest Andrés,
      Thank you but I am by far not such a professional photographer as you are!
      Cariñosamente de Georgia/USA,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Not much to write on your end... but you are right; this was a very pretty plant!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. hola amiga Marietta
    que linda flor ! es una maravilla de fotografia!!le deseo que tenga un optimo comienzo de semana
    besos

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    1. Dearest Angélica,
      That sure was a beauty and great to have in front of the lens!
      Wishing you also another lovely spring week with sunshine.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  15. Oh, your Kauai Blue & White Torenia sure looks like snapdragon. So glad you could enjoy this your
    loyal and tolerant bloomer even in the summer heat, Mariette♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      This was a great choice for adding that to our patio plants. We had it sit on the new wall extension and it kept surprising us despite the hot summer weather.
      Hugs and love,
      Mariette

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  16. Dearest Mariette,
    what another lovely Flower! Thank you for sharing!
    Happy new week to you both!
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      There are lots of lovely ones but this was a treasure that came home with Pieter!
      Wishing you both also a sunny new week.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  17. You always have the most beautiful flowers surrounding you, Mariette. You inspire me to come up with something other than the ones I always choose year after year - gardenias in summer, mums and pansies in fall. xo

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    1. Dearest Stacy,
      Thank you and at the local Home Depot one can find surprising gems at times. This is for sure a repeat for 2015.
      Gardenias we have year round and we love them; they belong to the South!
      Pansies are another favorite for winter time, we always have them, the white ones.
      But Mums revoke a funny feeling as in The Netherlands they were mainly used to be put out on the graveside in November... so when I first received Mums here in the USA in 1984, I had a funny feeling... Still not quite used to them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Auch wunderhübsch und Blüten ähnlich Löwenmäulchen.

    Alles Liebe
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Ja, dass stimmt und sie sind sehr fleissig den ganzen Sommer durch, auch in grosser Hitze!
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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