1 Our Plant Life

1.1 Indoor Cultivation

1.1.1 Pachira Aquatica

aka money tree

location - Blue pot, entry.

Pachira does not have special requirements and it is a hardy plant that will adapt well to different conditions. Take care of your pachira like any other indoor houseplant.
Growing pachiras is very easy. Although its natural habitat is sunny wetlands, it will quickly adapt to less light and less water. You don’t have to water very often, but don’t let the soil go totally dry. 
Pachira needs plenty of light, however avoid direct sunlight during the hot months of the year because its leaves may get sunburned. Increase humidity by spraying the plant with water once a week or place the pot on top of a wet pebble tray.
It’s soil should be light and should contain some sand to ensure adequate drainage. Do not let the pot sit on water and always empty excess water from the pot tray.
You can trim its leaves if they get too big for your taste or even if you want to control or change the shape of the plant. New leaves will appear in only a few days time. Even leaves who turn yellow and fall off will be quickly replaced by new beautiful leaves.
You could propagate pachiras from cuttings/side shoots. Often you will notice new shoots coming out of the trunks. Carefully remove these shoots and transplant it. It will take some time but if you are lucky it will root and you will be blessed with another pachira plant.

1.1.2 Nolina recurvata

aka beaucarnea recurvata, pony tail

location - Red pot, sideboard

Beaucarnea recurvata needs full sun to light shade, with a well drained soil mix. A soil mix consisting of 2 parts loam to 1 part peat moss to 2 parts sand has been used successfully. To this mix, small gravel may be added to ensure good drainage. In a container, plants are very slow growing and very drought tolerant. Plants can be watered every three weeks during the growing season and fertilized once during this period. During the winter months, the plants should be watered only enough to keep the foliage from wilting (this usually equates to 1 dose of water during the winter). Over-watering is the single most frequent cause of failure when growing Beaucarnea.

1.1.3 Aralia Fabian, Stump

location - Green pot, drawer

The Aralia family has many interesting relatives. There are varieties with such names as "Ming", "Balfour", "Fabian", "Chicken Gizzard", and the infamous "False Aralia". These plants require high light. They are very easy to take care of if they get plenty of light, medium watering, and a balanced water-soluble fertilizer three times a year. This plant would benefit from a weekly misting of soap and water to prevent a spider mite infestation. Add a little fertilizer with the soap and feed the leaves as you spray to keep them very happy.

1.1.4 Zamioculcas Zamifolia

location - Purple pot, tv table

Zamioculcas is beginning to find itself brought into offices by interior landscapers, probably due to its affinity with modern design. Each of the branches coming from the compost is actually a leaf and the ' leaves' are leaflets coming of them. An easy and very impressive plant for a semi shadey room.
Site: Light Shade (Will take sun as well)
: Average warmth. Not below 65°F in the winter.
Water: Let the compost surface dry before re-watering. Over the winter water sparingly.
Feeding: A very weak liquid feed every month or so over the growing season.
Tip: It can be divided and replanted when repotting is required. Do not let the plant get over wet, rotting can occur over winter if overwatered.

1.2 The Outdoors

1.2.1 Primula Denticulata

Lila, April thru May

1.2.2 Primula Florindae

Yellow, July thru September

1.2.3 Unknown

Looks like the P. Denticulata

1.2.4 Saxifraga Umbrosa

May thru June, rand/rotsplant, centrum sterft na paar jaar af, verjongen is nodig

1.2.5 Primula Japonica

White, May thru July

1.2.6 Lonicera

Honeysuckle - slingerplant, klimmer of bodembedekker

1.2.7 Humulus

klimplant, August thru September, sterft elke herfst tot grond

1.2.8 Astilbe


1.2.9 Lilium

1.2.10 Primula Auricula

Bear's ear

1.2.11 Azalea

(Rhododendron family), haagplant

1.2.12 Dicentra

(Bleeding Heart), border plant

1.2.13 Aquilegia

(Columbine), May thru June

1.2.14 ?? Trauleus ?

~Leguminosae, Fabaceae?

In second flowerbed on the right when entering garden (3x)

1.2.15 Delphinium

(ridderspoor), June thru July - Needs stakes

1.2.16 Aconitum

(monkshood), blue/purple, lijkt op ridderspoor qua groeiwijze? Borderplant - Needs stakes (?)

1.2.17 Digitalis


1.2.18 Fritillaria camschatcensis

(chocolate lily, kievitsbloem), April thru May

1.2.19 Hesperis matronalis

(sweet rocket), June

1.2.20 Lilium

see 9

1.2.21 Tulipa

1.2.22 ?? Doranien/Dranium

1.2.23 Heuchera


1.2.24 Hosta

(hartlelie), rand en borderplant

1.2.25 Sweet rocket

see 19

1.2.26 Lilium

see 9

1.2.27 Narcissus

(daffodil), enkel, langstelig, zuiver wit met kleine kroon

1.2.28 Eschscholzia

(poppies, slaapmutsje)

1.2.29 higher or aldelais??

1.2.30 Monkshood?

see 16

1.2.31 Delphinium

see 15

1.2.32 Iris

June thru July

1.2.33 Filipendula

pluimen, June thru August

1.2.34 Allium schoenoprasum

(chives, bieslook)

1.2.35 Lupinus

June thru August (rockbed behind garage)

1.2.36 Achillea millefolium

(Yarrow/duizendblad), snijbloem/borderplant, July thru September

1.2.37 Centaurea cyanus

(bachelor's button/cornflower), June/August - Needs stakes

1.2.38 Rubus idaeus


1.2.39 Prunus Avium


1.2.40 Paeonia

June-July - Needs Stakes

1.2.41 Clematis

klimplant (grows against garage)

1.2.42 ?? Daphonia???

Red berries, babies grow underneath, or is this the Delphinium?

1.2.43 Acer

(maple tree), only in pots, from neighbour

1.2.44 Alchemilla

(Lady's mantle)

1.2.45 Equisetaceae Fluviatile?

(horsetail), white, May thru June

see 1.4.1

1.2.46 Astilbe arendsii

(Bridal Veil), against house

see 8

1.2.47 Acer palmatum

(Japanse Maple), water well

1.2.48 Asteraceae Liatris


1.3 The Unwanted

1.3.1 Equisetum

(Horsetail), see 1.1.45

1.3.2 Ranunculus Repens


1.3.3 Taraxacum officinale


1.3.4 Plantago major

(Broadleaf Plantain)

1.3.5 ??? Ask Bob

1.4 Translations

Bleeding Heart Dicentra
Bridal Veil Astilbe arendsii
Cherry Prunus Avium
Chives Allium schoenoprasum
Daffodil Narcissus
Daisy Asteraceae Liatris
Foxglove (vingerhoed) digitalis
Honeysuckle Lonicera
Hop Humulus
Horsetail Equisetaceae
Lady's mantle Alchemilla
Maple tree Acer
Poppies (slaapmutsje) Eschscholzia
Primrose Primula
Raspberry Rubus idaeus
Sweet rocket (nachtviool) Hesperis matronalis