Tolerates full sun which will intensify the gold color of the leaves. It forms a medium sized mound topped with light lavender flowers in mid to late summer. H 12" x " W. In spring, the margin may have a waxy coating making it appear more blue, and the center may be more chartreuse. Forms a wide, tall clump, making it the perfect focal point for a shade garden. Its foliage is notably upright in youth, but quickly develops into a gracefully arching mound.
The long, tapered, pointed leaves have bright green margins which jet towards the clear white center. Foliage is thick, satiny and heart shaped with long points.
Purple striped lavender flowers. Forms a showy clump, that appears to be flowing from the center because of its rippled margins. The 30" wide clumps are adorned with shiny chartreuse golden foliage brightest in sun. In August, the clumps are topped with 3' tall scapes of large and very fragrant, near-white flowers. In summer, the center turns more green and the edge lightens to creamy white. Short and narrow leaves hold their bright yellow color all season long.
Lavender flowers appear above the petite habit in midsummer. H " x 20" W. Arching lavender flowers in late summer. Golden-yellow streaks occur along the interior margins where the white and green overlap.
Lavender flowers; mid-late summer; 22"h x 36" w. The leaves of this medium sized hosta are of excellent substance, making them slug resistant in the landscape. H " x 24" W. Evergreen, mound-forming foliage bears clusters of the largest white flowers of any Iberis. Valuable as a ground cover in rock and wall gardens.
Drought and salt tolerant, deer resistant, thrives in poor soil. IRIS A large genus of plants with long, blade-like foliage and showy flowers excellent for cutting. With a wide range of color, bloom times, and cultural requirements, there are Iris for every garden.
The slightly fragrant blooms grow 33" tall. Lavender and soft blue standards. Its blossoms first appear in late spring then again in summer. It is usually found in limestone soils in rich damp woods. Full to dapple shade. One of the earliest to bloom in the spring as the flowers appear before the foliage.
Native to Japan, China and Korea. Large, waxy, yellow flowers above the top of the foliage in late summer. Part to full shade. Buds are richly colored and open from the bottom of the flower spike. Intolerant of wet heavy soils. Massive flower count, blooms summer to frost with large inflorescences and short, grassy leaves.
Bee and hummingbird magnets. Offered in Orange and Red. H 14", Zone Substantial plants that are best grown in a bog garden or along a stream or pond. In the heat of day Ligularias will wilt in high light or when stressed for water. Part shade and deep, rich, moist soil. Yellow-orange rocket blooms soar in the summer! At home in bright shade or dappled sun woodlands.
The 4", nodding flowers, ranging in color from yellow to orange-red with dark spots, are at the top of a stem that also bears whorled leaves. H ', Zone A double flower that can be " across. My Wedding has a beautiful scent. Nodding, tubular, funnel shaped flowers are borne in spring. Pink buds open to lavender blue flowers. After blooming for several weeks, seeds ripen, and the plant begins to fade, going dormant in early July. Prefers a cool shady spot and moist, well-drained humus soil.
Native to the eastern woodlands. H 18", Zone Unusual whorls of flowers make excellent cuts. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Needs to be divided regularly and the soil replenished. Beebalms are susceptible to mildew and dry soils exaggerate that susceptibility. Full sun and rich, moist soil. Repeat bloomers throughout the season. Certain varieties are attractive to cats. Drought hardy and deer resistant.
Forms a tight round mound. Plant so that the root crown is 1 to 2 inches below the soil, no more. Peonies prefer full sun to part shade and slightly acid, well-drained soil enriched with manure. Enormous blooms " that last for weeks. Rich lilac infused pink with a strong sweet scent. Absolutely glows on a spring evening. A fragrant and early bloomer. Very floriferous variety, long lasting cut-flowers. Does not need staking. Good for pot plant. Foliage is narrow and flowers are trumpet-shaped.
Loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Full to part sun and well-drained light or sandy soil. Rich lavender purple flowers have pure white interiors and are produced on dark stems just above the foliage. Most prefer a sunny position and rich moist soil. Their long bloom time may be extended by deadheading spent flowers.
Mildew has been a problem with Phlox in the past, but new resistant cultivars are available. Proper cultivation can also help keep mildew under control; keep soil moist, plant in a well-ventilated area, keep foliage dry, and divide mature clumps every years. Partial shade and cool, moist, humus-rich soil.
Avoid hot afternoon sun unless you can keep them consistently moist. Late spring, early summer bloom. Forms a neatly compact clump of glossy, ferny green foliage topped with fragrant, blue blossoms with a yellow halo and white eye. Larger flowers than the species. Blue flowers in spring. Flowers bloom on stems rising from basal clusters of broad leaves. Partial shade and moist, rich soil. Large numbers of air-conditioned open coach cars, the Bpmz , were built for InterCity services, which at first were using the TEE colour scheme.
In , with many of the TEE trains gone and the introduction of the InterRegio , the network was expanded again, now covering virtually any major city of then- West Germany.
It faced further changes after the German reunification and the introduction of the InterCityExpress in the early s. Today, after the abolition of the InterRegio in , most long distance connections in Germany are either IC or ICE trains; they most commonly offer at least bi-hourly service. Initially applied to services operated by British Rail Mark 3 trains, it was later extended to include all services not part of the Dublin Suburban Rail network.
A new InterCity logo was introduced in , though the vast majority of rolling stock bore the original script logo and orange-tan livery until the final Mark 3 set was withdrawn in Since Ireland completed its replacement of the old Mark 2 and Mark 3 stock in , it has one of the most modern InterCity fleets in the world. This, coupled with the subsequent withdrawal of most coaching stock bearing the logo and the rebrand to the Translink name, means that the InterCity brand has largely disappeared from Northern Ireland Railways.
In Italy , InterCity trains constitute a capillary network that links the main cities across the peninsula. There are over 80 day Intercity and night Intercity Notte services. The fleet consists of first and second class coaches with open-seat or six-seat compartments.
Night trains include sleeper coaches of three types: There are, however, no showering facilities on any Intercity Notte trains. The newer coaches, called InterCity Plus, have renovated interiors with sockets for PC or mobile phones added to each compartment. However, Excelsior cabins only shown on the Rome To Sicily night train claim to have their own toilet and shower in the cabin, information from Trenitalia web pages:.
The Excelsior coaches, available on some night trains offer services comparable to those of a high-level hotel, every vehicle available cabins: Each cabin Excelsior E4 instead offers 4 beds for travel from 1 to 4 persons: High cab there is a reception with bar service. Excelsior single and double cabins are available from all sales channels, while the triple and quadruple only at the ticket and authorized travel agencies.
When travelling in these coaches you must have a personal identification document. Intercity trains are very common in the Netherlands, but may differ from each other. While some intercity trains only call at larger stations, some other may also call at smaller stations or at all intermediate stations along a short stretch of its route. Hence, some stations may be served by one intercity train while another may pass it. For example, the Intercity trains between Arnhem Central station and Utrecht Central station alternately serve Driebergen-Zeist or Veenendaal-De Klomp and both when the frequency is lowered from 4tph to 2tph in the evening.
Often, intercity trains run as local trains along the very end of its route. For example, the Nijmegen to Den Helder intercity runs as regular intercity until Alkmaar, serving larger stations only, but running as local train between Alkmaar and Den Helder, serving all intermediate stations. The average distance between station is smaller than most IC trains in most other countries, but frequencies are higher.
All lines are served at least with 2tph, but many busy stretches are served have 4tph. From Utrecht Central there are even two different services to Amsterdam, one that serves the central station and two others and another that serves the south station and the airport. From December the frequency between Amsterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven will be further increased to 6tph. DD-AR trains have been converted to be used as New Intercity Double deckers and have been introduced to parts of the intercity network.
It should be noted that, apart from a single railway line line nr 4, a. These trains usually have specific names Harghita , Ady Endre , etc. In the case of IC service running partially or totally on electrified lines as well as international IC-s locomotive-hauled trains are used. For some trains running exclusively on unelectrified lines mainly in northern Transilvania Siemens Desiro DMU-s are preferred. These trainsets look similar to standard Desiro DMU-s used for regional trains but have a different interior design with more comfortable seating.
All IC trains use 1st and 2nd class coaches with air conditioning, having automatic doors and a higher level of comfort than InterRegio trains. The new class can be divided into two slightly different premium service levels, Business Exclusiv 1A and Business Standard 1B. All of these coaches have wireless internet and wall sockets in order to permit the use of laptops, 4 channel audio system, bar, Exclusiv further providing larger space per customer, special leather seating and LCD screens for each seat.
In , no IC train had commercial name. All IC trains are subject to compulsory reservation to make comfort as high as possible. The seat reservation is included in the ticket price. The price varies, depending on the day of travel, and the time of reservation the sooner you buy a ticket, the lower the price.
In the past, there were also 3 other InterCity services: On this train passengers could travel without a reservation or surcharge, since it is impossible to use them for domestic transport in Slovakia. All InterCity trains consist of new comfortable cars which are fully air conditioned. Stretching the seasons comes naturally for the harlequin glorybower. At m tall, this exotic-looking shrub could be thought of more as a small tree. The new leaves are bronze as they appear in spring, and once they are pumped up into the green leaves of summer, pink buds explode into balls of fragrant white flowers with green sepals.
These give way to shiny, metallic, turquoise berries held by star-shaped, scarlet calyces, which steal the show as the leaves yellow and drop in autumn. Stunning in death, its spring and summer assets are often overlooked. Whorls of hemp-like foliage is green at first and becomes lightly tinged red, making this an eye-catching plant, long before the flower buds are even thinking about opening. As time rolls on, I have adopted more and more roses into my palette, often picking them for scent , a lengthy flowering season, disease resistance and a glossy leaf.
The one I use most has little to offer on paper, however. Rosa glauca has virtually no scent and the small but lovely flowers appear only once. The leaves, however, are extraordinary: They quickly follow the flowers and last well into winter, becoming increasingly noticeable as neighbouring plants go off the boil. For our pick of the top plants for attracting bees, click here. Beautiful prairie gardens to explore this month.
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