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Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan ( 5 hours from Tokyo, if you take the Nozomi high speed train) is where you will find this pastel-colored fairy tale tunnel.

The gardens are home to about 150 Wisteria flowering plants spanning 20 different species (white, blue, purple, violet-blue and pink). This is the reason why the Wisteria tunnel is so colorful and graceful.  The Kawachi Wisteria Garden only opens seasonally in spring and autumn (approximately middle of April to end of May, and mid November to mid December). Its main feature are the beautiful wisteria vines planted over an 110 meter long tunnel, an 80 meter long tunnel, two domes, and a large trellis the size of several tennis courts.

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Wisteria Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Garden (1)

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Mountain Bluebirds

November 3, 2016

The mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides) is a medium-sized bird weighing about 1.1 oz with a length from 6–8 in. They have light underbellies and black eyes. Adult males have thin bills and are bright turquoise-blue and somewhat lighter underneath. Adult females have duller blue wings and tail, grey breast, grey crown, throat and back. In fresh fall plumage, the female’s throat and breast are tinged with red-orange, brownish near the flank contrasting with white tail underparts.

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MALE &FEMALE Mountain Bluebirds:

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The mountain bluebird is just as “western” as the Western Bluebird, but the two species occupy different habitats in summer. The Western is more of a forest bird, the Mountain more partial to open habitats: high sagebrush desert, mountain meadows, and even alpine tundra.

Interested in more bluebird articles, see our links below for more great information.

Bluebirds: http://vbelleblog.com/2014/03/05/bluebirds/

Bluebird China History: http://vbelleblog.com/2014/03/07/bluebird-china-history/

Vintage Bluebird Greetings!  http://vbelleblog.com/2014/11/29/vintage-bluebird-greetings/

Bluebird Search http://vbelleblog.com/?s=bluebird

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Climbing roses take a little extra attention, but with patience your efforts will be richly rewarded.  Here’s how to get the best out of your climbing rose efforts:

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LOCATION:  Most roses prefer loose, well-drained soil and will bloom best if they get at least six hours of full sun per day.

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WATER & FOOD:  For the first two years water climbing roses deeply and regularly.  During the first year feed them lightly with a balanced liquid plant food (12-12-12) in late May and again in mid-July.  In year two, feed with ½ cup of a complete granular fertilizer around the base of the plant in late February.

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TRAINING & PRUNING:  Rose canes don’t actually “climb” like vines do, so you’ll need to tie the canes to sturdy supports with twine, heavy-gauge plastic ties or plastic-coated wire.  It takes several years to develop strong climbing canes, so prune only dead stems, faded flowers, and weak growth for the first two to three years.  Prune during the dormant season (usually November – Februrary) in mild-winter areas, and early spring (April) in cold winter areas.Jewelry

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This is a creative way to add a splash of color to your old or new fence and it’s really pretty easy.  Follow these steps below and you will have a be-jeweled fence.

Step 1 –  Find some marbles and some comparably sized drill bits.

Step 2 –  Get a piece of “test wood” to drill into so you can determine the correct size drill bit for your marbles.  (A snug fit is better for no adhesive, if you choose to use an adhesive, use one that dries clear.  I always have a 2 part – epoxy on hand at my house =).

Step 3 –  Choose your marble pattern and start drilling & inserting marbles!

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Stunning Planters!

June 28, 2016

If you want to get creative with your outdoor space this summer, you can use your imagination to make some simple and clean planters.

Below are examples of beautiful plant combinations & some are in very unique planters.  Enjoy the inspiration!

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This glorious grandiflora rose produces flawless gold blossoms brushed with raspberry-red on the tip of each petal, all set against matte green foliage.  The long-stemmed, long-lived blooms are about 4.25″ in size on this vigorous, continually blooming plant.

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Find ‘Dream Come True’ for sale HERE and HERE.

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Voted People’s Choice Best Rose in 2013 by Portland’s Rose Society, your dreams really will come true when you add ‘Dream Come True’ to your garden!

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Turk’s Cap is a drought-resistant member of the Malvaceae family, which also includes hibiscus, cotton and various mallows, among others.  It forms a multi-branching bush that grows several feet high, but can be pruned back to a desired size.  It can grow in full sun to deep shade, with a long bloom season through summer and into fall.  The flowers consist of approximately 2 inch long petals that fold into each other and create a tight bloom that doesn’t “open”.  The bright red flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and put on a striking summer show.

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Turk’s Cap gets it’s informal name from it’s flower that resembles a fez, the type of hat previously worn by some Turkish men (you may have seen them worn in Shriner parades in the U.S). The plant’s variety name ‘drummondii’  is named after Thomas Drummond the Scottish botanist who curated the Belfast Botanic Garden in the early 1800’s.  Drummond arrived in Texas in 1833 (when Texas was still part of Northern Mexico) and over 21 months collected over 2,000 specimens of plants that he sent to Sir William Jackson Hooker, the founder of Kew Botanical Gardens in London.  Drummond’s collection was the first from Texas to be distributed to museums and scientific institutions around the world and there are 28 other Texas plant species named in his honor.

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Butterfly ‘Anouk’ Lavender (also knows as Spanish or French lavender), is a hardy, drought tolerant, deer resistant shrub with highly aromatic flowers and foliage.  It has a long blooming season from late spring to late summer and forms bushy mounds that can reach 18″ tall by 24″ wide.  This showy lavender does best is full sun with well-drained soil, either in pots or in the ground.  Mass plantings create a spectacular show and will be a magnet for butterflies.

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Retro Campers

March 7, 2016

Re-done retro campers make camping fun and stylish!  Check out these glam-camping jewels to get your “glamping” inspiration!

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The Torch Lily, also called Red Hot Poker plants, are drought tolerant perennials (hardy through zone 4) that are easy to grow.  These South African natives produce showy flowered spikes form spring through fall and are vibrant in summer heat, just when many other plants are fading.  Plant in full sun in well drained soil.  Feed with a general purpose fertilizer when planted, and once per month thereafter.  Once established they will need little care.  Depending on the variety, they will grow from two to five feet high.  A wonderful bonus – hummingbirds love them!

 

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Add this show stopper to your garden for years of sensational summer shows!

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