Tag Archives: Chrysanthemum

Flowers for the Lunar New Year…

Today, 9th February 2013, Saturday, was a beautiful day…  Skies were blue… cloudless… windless… so cool and pleasant… Yes, the white plums are beginning to bloom…  And this one is dedicated to Autumn Belle…  These ‘Sen-ryo’ (Sarcandra glabra) are not … Continue reading

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Flowers in the rainy season…

We are in the midst of the rainy season…Incidentally, Typhoon Number 4 is currently scraping over the Japanese archipelago as I blog, bringing with it much rain and strong winds…Luckily, our place is not along its path… And yes, rainy … Continue reading

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The Autumn Giraffe, among others…

Autumn days at Shikoku have been super pleasant… Cool, dry, and simply heavenly to be outdoors… Took a shot of our potager today…The marigolds are still blooming, as are the zinnias… This dwarf of a flower is called ‘wild chrysamthemum’ (野菊)in Japanese… They … Continue reading

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China root berries, strawberries, pineapple sage, etc…

There has been just so much rain this year… Not to say that I am complaining…  It is just marvelous for the plants, in fact… This is a picture of the berries of a climber plant called ‘China root’… They … Continue reading

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Strawberries… the ‘tamed’ and the wild…

Am very happy with the strawberries…We get to harvest only a few fruits per day…Good enough as an additional topping to the yoghurt for breakfast… The rue is a member of the citrus family…The Italians apparently use it to flavor a … Continue reading

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