Posted 4 months ago
My Cotinus coggygria is blooming at the moment. This bush with the strange, smoke-looking flowers comes from China. So does the Ginkgo biloba to the left of it. Buddhist monks chew its leaves during the long religious ceremonies. Why ? Because they then don't need to go to the little boys room before the ceremonies are over. The climber is Humulus lupulus. Important in brewing beer. I don't brew, but drink it occasionally.