Rugosa is an emigrant, brought to Europe in the 18th century from Northern Asia from countries like Korea. Little could they know, the sailors (we presume it was the sailors) that sailed home to Sylt with hips in their ditty bags, what a long lasting impression this plant would have.
Art aficionados know Marfa, in Texas by the Mexican border. Here one Donald wants to build a wall, another Donald created artwork. In this far flung Texan corner, artist Donald Judd made a pilgrimage for serious followers of art.
More than most other Europeans Austrians have the strongest urge “to barricade ourselves behind a hedge” say Anton Starkl famous Austrian nursery dynasty. Even the smallest front yard, of the smallest section has one. “Austria is the country of the hedge” (Starkl). Behind our own green walls we instinctively feel safer, better.
Exuberant colour explosions with leaf showers of awe-evoking pattern and texture, Japan’s most revered trees stand apart from all others. These grand masters of virtuosity can suffer neglect and still deliver throughout the seasons, head-turning displays.
Onions add spice to meals and can perk up the garden too. The lesser-known members of the onion family, the “ornamental onions" have sparkle and glamour. For a spectacular spring-summer show, plant bulbs in flowerbeds and pots in September.