Archive for April, 2014


Spring indeed this year, with temperatures around 22 C at first, in march! Now it has lessened to a mere 16 C, but nice. The Bergenia is one of the first plants that is in bloom in my garden. In Dutch it is called Schoenlappersplant…cobbler plant, as in ancient times the waxy leaves were used to shine one’s shoes. For the leaves an olive green with yellow and bordered by Indian red. The stem and such also with olive and Indian red, some dark red mixed in. Sepia, olive green, sap green and walnut brown for the base of the leaves. Magenta and dark red for the flowers. I’ll take a holiday break as I am traveling through Indonesia for a month shortly.DSC00518


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