Monday, 3 June 2013

Rose Flower Garden

The rarest of rare roses are said to be a green rose, the Viridiflora, and the darkest rose in the world, the Nigrette. Blue, purple, and black roses are the newer varieties of rare roses which are entirely created by man - hybridized in lab settings in some cases. The blue rose especially is said to have been developed in Japan in 2004 by inserting, into the DNA of the rose, the genes of the pansy and the iris and turning off the rose gene that prevents production of the bluish pigment. These roses are very expensive.

I love roses and I especially love seeing them in a garden setting where you can meander through them or sit quietly among them. There are many beautiful rose gardens throughout the country and some are right in our backyards. I've seen many and each one has a unique character of its own. Sort of like a good wine... the rose garden takes on the personality of the person that cares for it as well as taking on a character based on design, color and texture. The opportunities to create a beautiful rose garden are plenty and you are only limited by the space in your yard.

Whether you have limited space or plenty of room, you can design a peaceful and inspirational rose garden where you can grow the perfect garden rose. This can be a place where you can unwind at the end of day to sip on your favorite wine while admiring all your planning and implementation. This can also be a place where you can show off a little to your friends and family - where they can see your creative side in your garden as it flourishes. Can you hear the ooohs and aahhhs?

Designing your garden usually begins with visiting a few gardens in person so you can see firsthand the detail that's put into them. Some are very sophisticated while others have a more pastoral look. This is your garden - you get to decide on the look you're after. Once you've seen some gardens, start making notes of what you like and don't. What colors do you want to see in your garden? Do you want a path going through it? How about a bench where you can sit for awhile? A trickling water-fall is always nice and the birds will thank you for that, too. Do you want an archway leading into your garden?

There is more to consider... after you've made your list, start to visualize how your garden will look. You can make a rough sketch if you're comfortable with that. Walk around the area where your roses, ornamentals and garden accessories will go. Now, take your original list and modify it - this is where you will get serious. You have to select roses that will fit nicely in your available space - take time to research which roses will work best. A little extra in the beginning searching for the right roses will make your experience with your garden a pleasant and rewarding one.

Find out what climate zone you're in and then check the growing instructions (attached to the rose you're considering) to be sure that it will thrive in your zone. This is a very important and easy-to-do step - it could make the difference between a flourishing rose garden and one that never looks quite right.

A rose garden will require care and maintenance, but the effort is worth every drop of sweat. Just think of the end result - you'll be enjoying a serene successful garden - and getting the praise and recognition of those that visit. Now that will be fun!

Tulip Flower

The word flower have some divine power in it that just mentioning the word flower you feel fresh and a smile appears on your face with momentary heavenly pleasure. Flowers are one of the best creations of God and when it comes to Tulip it means best among the best creations. Tulip is believed to be the flower of 'Pride and love'. It is the National flower of Turkey and Iran and is a bulbous plant from tulipa genus and Lilaceae family. In Ottoman Empire of Turkey the flower was used in Turban and the word Tulip has traveled in different languages from word Turban to tulbend, tulipan and finally Tulip its present name.

There are around 109 species available for Tulip with size from 4 inch to 28 inches and are available in all color, pattern and sizes. Here we can discuss the major 16 divisions of Tulip flowers namely Single early, Double early, Triumph, Darwin hybrid, Single late, Lily flowered, Fringed (Crispa), Viriflora, Rembrandt, Parrot, Double late, Kaufmanniana, Fosteriana or Emperor, Griegii, Botanical species and Multi flowering.

Tulips are cultivated in temperate climate. They are the flowers of mountainous areas which basically needs periods of cool dormancy. The center of diversity for Tulips is Hindu Kush, Pamir and Tine Shan mountain hills. Its native range extends from North America, Anatolia, Iran and Southern Europe and China in North West. All species of Tulips are not cultivated together. Although it's a flower of Spring but yet which part of spring also carries an importance in Tulip cultivation.

In this category greigii tulips, Fosteriana, Kaufmanniana, Species Tulips, Single early tulips and Dounle early Tulips are cultivated. In the beginning of spring these are cultivated.

Every color of rainbow is available in these flowers, even black and white too. These flowers are available in almost every color and each color symbolizes something for example red tulip for expression of love, white for innocence and purity, pink for specific occasions, purple for royalty and yellow for friendship.


While the briefness of their glory has to be acknowledged, cherries really are the hardy spring-flowering trees for temperate climate gardens. I can think of no others, apart from their close Prunus relatives and some of the magnolias that even come close to rivalling flowering cherries for sheer weight of bloom and vibrance of colour.

The genus Prunus, to which the cherries, plums, almonds, apricots and peaches belong, includes around 430 species spread over much of the northern temperate regions and has a toehold in South America. Although including a few evergreen species, such as the well-known cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), the genus is mainly deciduous and generally hardy to the frosts likely to occur in most New Zealand gardens.

The genus Prunus is widely recognised as being divided into 5 or 6 subgenera, though some botanists prefer to recognise these as distinct genera. The subgenus cerasus is the one to which the cherries belong. This group includes a wide variety of species, many of which are not highly ornamental. The species which are of most interest to gardeners are the Chinese and Japanese cherries, not only because they tend to be the most attractive, but also because they tend to be reasonably compact, often have attractive autumn foliage as well as spring flowers and because centuries of development in oriental gardens have produced countless beautiful cultivars.

The Japanese recognise two main groups of flowering cherries: the mountain cherries or yamazakura and the temple or garden cherries, the satozakura. The mountain cherries, which tend to have simple flowers, are largely derived from the original Mountain Cherry (Prunus serrulata var. spontanea), Prunus subhirtella and Prunus incisa. They are mainly cultivated for their early-blooming habit, which is just as well because their rather delicate display would be overwhelmed by the flamboyance of the garden cherries.

The garden cherries are the result of much hybridisation, mostly unrecorded, so we can't be exactly sure of their origins. Prunus serrulata (in its lowland form) and Prunus subhirtella also feature largely in their background. The other major influences are Prunus sargentii, Prunus speciosa, Prunus apetala and possibly the widespread Bird Cherries (Prunus avium and Prunus padus). The result of these old hybrids and modern developments is the wealth of forms that burst into bloom in our gardens every spring.