Many Thanks

Back from our holiday, and first, I have to give a few heart-felted thanks:

To Yahoo Mail that didn’t let me login in from a different IP (who can remember the verification question that was set a hundred years ago?) and thus made for a pleasant ‘disconnected’ holiday.

To the person who took care of our many outdoors and indoors plants.

To my bloging friends, who kept posting interesting reads that entertained me when I finally opened my email account.

To WordPress, for incorporating the very useful feature of ‘scheduled posts’.

And to Roscoea x beesiana which greeted us on behalf of all the garden inhabitants. This hybrid Roscoea (R. auriculata x R. cautleoides) with exquisitely painted flowers deserves probably more attention, but for now gets just my sincere admiration.

Roscoea x beesiana

Roscoea x beesiana

(about 5 years old – from Fraser’s Thimble Farm)

You can read about it on the Alpine Garden Society website, where it was featured as Plant of the month – July 2012.

6 replies
  1. ontheedgegardening
    ontheedgegardening says:

    Hope you have come home refreshed and raring to go! Love the roscoea, we have one too but it is feeling a bit sad at the moment as all is so dry here. Yours looks beautiful :-)

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Thanks, actually I am kind of tired :) R. x beesiana it is between the lucky ones overwintered in the garage, the ones from the ground didn’t handle the severe winter we had…

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Thank you. They are very attractive and it’s easy to get entranced, although not quite reliable here. I did quite a few seedlings this year too; it’s hard to stop…

  2. mrsdaffodil
    mrsdaffodil says:

    Oooh, I have a Roscoea x beesiana from Fraser’s Thimble Farm, too. It doesn’t have those pinkish edges, though. I’m afraid I haven’t treated it very well, what with all the moves. :-(

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      It’s not your fault :) they can have various degrees of pink streaks and are placed in three groups upon this (with some Dutch names hard to remember). So, yours would be in first group and mine in second. Maybe we can find someone who has one from the third group…

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