Thursday 16 June 2011

A week later

The Carthusian Pink, Dianthus carthusianorum is now flowering freely

It has gone a week since last shots were discharged. The steppe roundabout is now flowering rather well to been just newly planted, although it of course still has a very thin and sparse appearance. But if you look close into the pictures you'll see that some tiny seedlings already are emerging between the lime stone gravels.   

Today flowering plants include Veronica spicata, Prunella grandiflora, Geranium sanguineum, Geranium 'Tiny Monster', Dianthus carthusianorum, Sedum acre and Knautia macedonica 'Mars Midjet'. The first Achillea filipendulina has also begun to show color and that is much earlier then I expected.

When I am writing this humble lines I can hear the rain drops playing at the window-ledge. Excellent, the small and insignificant, tremolous little seedlings need some water support at the dry steppe. 

Prunella and Veronica side by side by the side of the street

A lot of seedlings are already growing in the gravels


  1. What sort of feedback do you get from residents? Do they appreciate it? Stop to look across the road?

  2. Well, so far they appreciate mainly the design with the big lime stones and the solitude pine tree I suppose. Compared to the former lawn that is something more interesting of course. The vegetation is still very sparse and fractional.

    It will presumably take two years or even more before the steppe has settled properly and all new seedlings have developed into flowering plants. But then I do hope it will be popular route to drive through the roundabout. We’ll see.