Sparta, Alsos Goudes

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Hilary

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Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« on: November 13, 2014, 03:32:31 PM »
This new park was planted during 2013 and inaugurated in September 2013.
The sign above the gate notes "That when a tree falls, there is no shade anymore"
The notice board stating the park rules is self explanatory
These photos were taken at the end of May 2014 after the first winter of the planting
Gaura lindheimeri and Taygetos
Teucrium fruticans,Τεύκριο
Photinia X fraseri "Red Robin", Φωτίνια and Taygetos
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 05:39:45 PM »
More plants in the Alsos Goudes, Sparta.

Euryops chrysanthemoides,African Bush Daisy,Μαργαρίτα κίτρινη[ κοινή ].
Planted near the playground for teenagers.

Jacobaea maritima, Dusty Miller. Name verified by the MGS Forum

Abelia X grandiflora Αβελία μεγανθής
Τhe first photo was taken in October 2013 not long after the plants  were planted.
The second photo is in May after their first winter
« Last Edit: November 19, 2014, 07:43:54 PM by Alisdair »
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 02:21:16 PM »
Roses and Taygetos.
Roses do well in Sparta.
They are even planted in the islands dividing  some of the roads
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 02:34:49 PM »
Flowering trees in the Alsos Goudes in May after their first winter

Catalpa bignonioides.

Prunus cerasifera "Pissardii"

Robinia pseudoacacia "Casque Rouge"

Rather windy at the time
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 08:36:17 AM »
Bougainvillea, the only one to survive the first winter.
Bougainvillea are very few and far between in Sparta.

Taygetos seen through a pergola
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 06:54:44 PM »
The Olive grove has been turned into an area to sit in the shade.
The photo is from May 2014.
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 09:48:22 AM »
The "Educational Garden" at the Alsos Goudes in Sparta
This garden is in a corner of the Alsos and as yet un named.
All the photos are from May 2014
Miriam identified the Achillea millefolium for me on the this Forum and Oron Peri identified the striped insect for me, again on the Forum

Soon it will be time to see how the plants have fared after this winter
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Alisdair

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 10:50:56 AM »
Do you know who's responsible for the garden, and maintains it, Hilary? I wonder how much schools there are involved....
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 05:28:28 PM »
http://www.exploresparta.gr/tourism/en/athanasios-panagiotou-goudes-park/

Here is the link for the Alsos Goudes it is in both English and Greek.

My photos on the Forum focused on the planting more than the installations
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 04:45:59 PM »
http://www.youknow.gr/?p=10497

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
5th June, 2016.
A video, in Greek, showing children learning how to plant plants.
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 02:02:35 PM »
Acer negundo argenteo variegato

Survived the hard winter in the Alsos Goudes, Sparta, and is  looking good.
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Hilary

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Re: Sparta, Alsos Goudes
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 06:24:48 PM »
Some photos from the Alsos Goudes on a too hot sunny day in October ,
The pergolas were included in the plan and intended to help support Bougainvillea .
However, Bougainvillea plants don't like the climate in Sparta.
I think this is the only one which has survived
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care