2016/07/16

しばらくぶりだネェ君たち  Guys, it's been a while.

2016.7.16

このアジサイは、挿し木から一年ぐらい(2年かもしれない)育てて今年庭に植えた5本の内の1本。元々の親木は15年以上前に古い知人から頂いた物。しかし、親木を植えた場所は周りで成長した木の陰になり、弱って、もう何年も花が咲かなくなっていた。この若い株が花をつけたのにはビックリした。母木の咲きたいという想いが子供に伝わったかと思ってしまう。
This hydrangea was one of the five that planted this year on the ground after I had them grew from cuttings for a year, maybe two years. The original mother plant was a gift from our old friend more than fifteen years ago. However, the place it is planted had been shaded by trees that grew during the years, became weaker, and stopped flowering for many years. It was surprising that this young plant bore flowers. It made me think that the desire of their mother to flower was inherited to the child.

去年はこのトリトマは咲かなかった。2年前は咲いたと思う。これは今年2つ目の花だ。さほど大きな花ではないが、まだ株が花をつけられるほど元気とわかって嬉しく思う。
みんなの趣味の園芸によると、トリトマは旧属名で、現在ではクニフォフィア(シャグマユリ)属に分類されているとのこと。

The Torchlily did not flower last year. I think it flowered two years ago. This is the second flower in this year. Although they are not as big as expected, we are pleased that they are healthy enough to be able to have flowers.

このクレマチスは冬から春の時期には余り咲かなかった。多分、去年植え替えたからだろうと思う。ビックリしたことに、一週間くらい前から花が咲き出した。この株も咲かないではいられないんだろうねえ。
This clematis did not flower much during the past winter/spring time. Perhaps, be cause I replanted it last year. To my surprise, it started to flower since abut a week ago. It seems that it also just could not stop flowering.