Tag Archives: names

Olympus 3 Dracunculus, tortoise, the monastery, Dresden, garden notes, etc.

Just outside Litochoro, right by the road, I came across a dracunculus – literally little dragon. When you’ve only ever seen something once it takes on special importance. I was driving slowly but you’d see it even if you flashed … Continue reading

Posted in gardens, mountains, flowers, landscapes, my life, walks | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Garden Notes no 21, picking about the gravel. Verbascum, foxglove, Koelreuteria, etc.

This koelreuteria – sorry, I know, one of the more tricky botanical names, after “Joseph Gottlieb Koelreuter, 1733-1806, professor of natural history at Karlsruhe, a pioneer experimental investigator of plant hybrididization”, aka Pride of India, although it comes from China, … Continue reading

Posted in gardens | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Garden Notes no. 19 geraniums and pelargoniums

  Geranium (psilostemon)   Pelargonium (sidoides) Geranium (sanguineum) Pelargonium (Royal Oak) Geranium (pratense) Pelargonium (Sweet Mimosa) Geranium (palmatum) Pelargonium (Cola Bottles) Geranium (robertianum, herb robert) Pelargonium (Lemon Fancy) Geranium (pyrenaicum) Pelargonium (the one that used to be common in chip … Continue reading

Posted in gardens, language | Tagged | 2 Comments

Names (of limited interest)

I wrote and quoted the below some time ago. I actually looked for it in my blog for some time before I realised that it was unfinished and ‘unpublished’. Here it is, unedited. I came back to it because I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Eden etc, language | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

in the Peloponnese again (Ziria, aka Kyllini)

This gallery contains 25 photos.

Ziria – what a tasteful mountain!                                         Ziria or Kyllini, it has both names. The whitest mountain, and without snow: white … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment