Garden News

October 23 | Work in autumn Part II

Courage for Disorder

The second part of the report on the autumn works in the gardens of the Alpinum Schatzalp is about cutting back the plants. Because this measure will shape the winter and, above all, the upcoming season. The Alpinum garden team reports:

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October 23 | Work in Autumn Part I

Planting Season in the Schatzalp Gardens

Since a little snowfall in September it has been clear:

we are rapidly approaching the end of the season. So what do we do to prepare the garden and its inhabitants for winter? Clear away? Is that even true? The Schatzalp garden team reports.

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October 23 | Plant of the week Part XVII

The torch lilies are lit

A very special genus of plants comes from the mountains of South Africa to European gardens. The torch lilies (Kniphofia) have long since faded in the valley. On the Schatzalp, in the botanical garden, they are planted in a cooler area and are still in bloom.

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October 23 | Plant of the week Part XVI

A banquet table for insects

The umbelliferous plants (Apiaceae) are still scarce to see  in gardens. On the one hand, it is because they are simply dismissed as wild chervil, which is commonly known and on the other hand, they have come into disrepute due to the large giant hogweed.

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September 23 | Plant of the week Part XV

A botanical challenge

There are around 700 different Allium species known, many of them are a botanical challenge in cultivation. Allium? Never heard? The common name is leek.

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September 23 | Plant of the week Part XIV

Noble white of the mountains

There are an estimated 40 species of Edelweiss worldwide; they originally come from the Tibetan highlands and have conquered the mountains of the northern hemisphere over thousands of years and adapted to the locations.

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September 23 | Plant of the week Part XIII

Diversity ensures Diversity

There are around 500 different species of knapweed worldwide; they belong to the family of Astaraceae. One of the most important species for insects is certainly the common scabious knapweed.

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September 23 | Plant of the week Part XII

Bodyguards at Schatzalp

Beautiful plant combinations that also work in the long term are in demand. In the "Big Five Garden" we see Clematis orientalis with Geranium Wallichianum-Hybr. 'Crystal Lake' socialized.

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August 23 | Plant of the week Part XI

The weather Thistles

The weather thistles close their blossoms when it rains and increasing cloudiness, what a fitting name. They protect their seeds that are already ripening.

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August 23 | Plant of the week Part X

Magical Fireweeds

There are about 215 species in this genus. They have already shocked many gardening enthusiasts. Their urge to spread is due to the rhizomes that grow underground.

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August 23 | Plant of the week Part IX

Lily Time

Many of the well-known and unknown garden lilies originally come from the high herbaceous flora and woody edges of the Himalayas.

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August 23 | Plant of the week Part VIII

Between Lake Garda and Lake Como

Elisabeths catchfly, or also the large-flowered catchfly, Silene elisabethae, comes from the southern Alps and defies the sleet. The lime-loving rock plant is in the Guggerbachtal-Alpinum in the pumice garden.

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July 23 | Our botanical Weekend

How does the Swamp Trident taste?

The botanical weekend has just taken place at the Schatzalp. This years theme has been "Animals in the Garden".

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July 23 | Plant of the week Part VII

Bellflower Time

Welcome to the bellflower jungle. The Campanula are one of the most diverse genera.

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July 23 | Plant of the week Part VI

Allium not just for food

The genus Allium is very diverse, there are over 800, maybe even over 1000 species. They are distributed throughout the northern hemisphere.

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July 23 | Plant of the week Part V

The time for Cinquefoils had begun

We find over 500 different Potentilla species worldwide, including many different forms of growth, perennials and also woody species.

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July 23 | Workcamp at Schatzalp

Workcamp at Schatzalp

As it has been for many years, eight volunteers from “Service Civil International” are currently working at Schatzalp.

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June 23 | Plant of the week Part IV

Time of the Turk`s Cap Lilies

The Turk's Cap Lily, Lilium martagon, has a very wide distribution, it occurs throughout Eurasia, west of Portugal through S. France and further to the east. Central and southern Italy and western N-Europe are left out.

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June 23 | Plant of the week Part III

The White Asphodel

The "White Asphodel", Asphodelus albus, belongs to the grass tree family, the Xanthorrhoeaceae. This warmth-loving species comes from the mediterranean zones of southern Europe, as well as from the western Balkan-Region.

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June 23 | Plant of the week Part II

The Ladyslippers are in full flower

If there is a queen of the lady's slippers then it is probably Cypripedium tibeticum, of which there are 4 subspecies and many color variations. There are also natural and artificial hybrids, which equals breeds.

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June 23 | Plant of the week Part I

The false poppies

The coveted meconopsis (false poppies) begin to flower. The false poppies are very popular in the garden world, but tricky fellows.

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June 22 | Garden-News Part II

The family of peonies

After the rain, the garden is hardly recognizable. In part, that's because many new plants have been planted and are now blooming for the first time on Schatzalp. Others are now well established and blooming more profusely than ever before. Among them are the peonies.

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