microphylla

Petite sélection de sauges arbustives qui poussent dans le jardin.

Small selection of microphylla sage growing in the garden, different leaves shapes, colour and scent. A rewarding plant.

Salvia microphylla “Trenance”

Salvia microphylla “Le Pradet”

Salvia microphylla “Blue note”

Salvia microphylla “Dancing Dolls”

Salvia microphylla “Ribambelle”

Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla “Violette de Loire”

Salvia lycioides

Salvia microphylla “Icing Sugar”

Salvia microphylla “Touch of pink”

Salvia microphylla var. “Wislizenii”

Salvia microphylla “Royal Bumble”

Cold spring - hot chocolate

Azara microphylla

Today sees the launch of the Queen Mother Memorial Garden souvenir guide. The garden, designed, constructed and planted in 2004/05 and opened to the public in 2006 is now maturing and this booklet reflects that maturity and a continuing interest in the planting, the architecture, the inscriptions and overall design. The booklet is available at the garden shop and at the gates for a price of £6.00.

The plant selection through the garden reflects the countries and continents the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother travelled to. Representing the Southern Hemisphere the delicate yellow flowers of Azara microphylla are produced in profusion. The glossy green evergreen foliage may to an extent hide these but nothing can diminish the scent. Wait for a calm warm day and the aroma of hot chocolate will fill this north east corner. You may detect an underlying hint of vanilla or honey depending on your olfactory prowess.

Azara microphylla

A. microphylla is native to Chile where it can be found as an understory to Nothofagus obliqua growing in disturbed roadside vegetation in the southern part of the country at c. 700m. Developing as a tree to eight metres. Here it appreciates shelter from cold wind and is often a multi branched plant.

Cold spring – hot chocolate was originally published on Botanics Stories

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ツゲ(黄楊、柘植、樿、学名 : Buxus microphylla var. japonica)は、ツゲ科ツゲ属の常緑小喬木。庭木や街路樹としてよく用いられ、将棋の駒の材料としても使用される。

分類
: 植物界 Plantae
: 被子植物門 Magnoliophyta
: 双子葉植物綱 Magnoliopsida
: トウダイグサ目 Euphorbiales : ツゲ科 Buxaceae
: ツゲ属 Buxus
: ツゲ(母種) B. microphylla

Siebold & Zucc. 変種 : ツゲ B. m. var. japonica

学名 Buxus microphylla var. japonica
和名 ツゲ(黄楊、柘植、樿) 英名 Japanese Box



特徴関東~九州に分布する。葉は対生で、丸くて硬い。花期は3-4月。淡い黄色の細かい花を咲かせる。材は黄褐色で極めて緻密。そのため、印材版木チェスの駒将棋の駒数珠などに利用される。生産地としては、東京都御蔵島鹿児島県指宿地方が有名。将棋の駒以外は代用品が現れて以来、限られた高級品としての用途に限られ、今ではプロ棋戦などに利用される程度となった。勿論、ツゲ材の製品は代用品よりも高価で、駒になれば工芸品の価値もでてくる。チェスの駒も公式の競技会ではプラスチック製が大半で、ツゲ製は工芸品としての側面が大きい。材は黄褐色であるが、たまに斑入りのものもあり、虎斑などと呼ばれて珍重されている。ボックスの語源英語で「箱」を意味する名詞 box は、俗ラテン語の buxis、さらには古代ギリシア語の πυξίς (pyxis; ピュクシス)に由来する。さらにこの語は同属のセイヨウツゲBuxus sempervirens) を指す πύξος (pyxos; ピュクソス)から派生したものである。セイヨウツゲは古くから細工物に使われ、この木で作られた小箱を「ピュクシス」と呼んだものが、のちに小箱一般をも指すようになったのである。

Highlights: 28.5.07
  • Helianthemum croceum

    Helianthemum croceum: carpet of primrose yellow, W. Med. & Portugal

  • Aciphylla glaucescens: New Zealand. Two metre spike of honey coloured insignificant flowers
  • Thymus zerausharicus: Central Asia. Massed carpet of light purple flowers
  • Salvia microphylla: Mexico, Arizona. Stunning red flowers, highly aromatic foliage

Highlights: 28.5.07 was originally published on Botanics Stories

Highlights: 23.4.07
  • Exochorda x macrantha on the north side of the pond. Spikes of white flowers

    Rhododendron williamsiana

  • Sophora microphylla A New Zealand legume, towering out of the sunken courtyard North of the Temperate house
  • Malus x gloriosa ‘Oekonomierat Echtermeyer’; A 1938 introduction at the palm house entrance. Red buds turn deep pink on opening and fade to light pink
  • Berberis darwinii startling orange flowers. Native to Chile and Argentina, Opposite the fern house exit
  • Poncirus trifoliate China, Korea. Covered in white flowers, purple filaments as the petals fade. A dense spiny shrub
  • Pieris formosa, David Chamberlain’s introduction from China in 1975. Full of ivory white, heavily scented flowers and the coloured new growth high in the plant. Also on the Chinese hillside a Ludlow, Sherriff and Elliot collection from 1947
  • In the rock garden, in contrast to these large vigorous plants is the compact Pieris japonica ‘Yakushimanum’
  • The small leaved Rhododendron at the rock garden are impressive, note Rhododendron impeditum 1933 introduction by Rock, dark purple flowers fade lighter
  • Rhododendron williamsianum large pink bell shaped flowers cover these plants, S.W.China and C. Sichuan
  • On the Chinese hillside extension, Rhododendron rigidum, white flower unusual scent, like toilet cleaner
  • Peat walls, Erythronium revolutum and the more delicate Dodecatheon pulchellum, a Ron McBeath collection from 1992, both native to W.N.America
  • Magnolia stellata continues to flower
  • Prunus avium ‘Plena’ superbly sculpted trunk on this tree
  • Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’ ground beneath covered by Allium oleraceum, “Field Garlic”
  • Tulipa species in the Alpine house T. maximowiczii, dwarf species, delicate red. T. linifolia yellow flowers, glaucous leaves. Also a collection of Fritillaria species
  • The American Lewisia species are in bud and bloom, delicate to gaudy

Highlights: 23.4.07 was originally published on Botanics Stories

Cold spring - hot chocolate

Azara microphylla

Today sees the launch of the Queen Mother Memorial Garden souvenir guide. The garden, designed, constructed and planted in 2004/05 and opened to the public in 2006 is now maturing and this booklet reflects that maturity and a continuing interest in the planting, the architecture, the inscriptions and overall design. The booklet is available at the garden shop and at the gates for a price of £6.00.

The plant selection through the garden reflects the countries and continents the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother travelled to. Representing the Southern Hemisphere the delicate yellow flowers of Azara microphylla are produced in profusion. The glossy green evergreen foliage may to an extent hide these but nothing can diminish the scent. Wait for a calm warm day and the aroma of hot chocolate will fill this north east corner. You may detect an underlying hint of vanilla or honey depending on your olfactory prowess.

Azara microphylla

A. microphylla is native to Chile where it can be found as an understory to Nothofagus obliqua growing in disturbed roadside vegetation in the southern part of the country at c. 700m. Developing as a tree to eight metres. Here it appreciates shelter from cold wind and is often a multi branched plant.

Cold spring – hot chocolate was originally published on Botanics Stories