What blooms when?
During a visit to Nolde’s Garden you are immersed in an incomparable sea of colour which blossoms in a different colour for every season. The height of summer, from mid-July until mid-August, is the most intense blooming period, and displays the greatest variety of forms.
The historic garden consists of around 500 perennials, some of which are very old. Between the perennials are various annual and biannual summer flowers. The best-known perennials found in the Nolde Garden are the oriental poppy, delphinium, iris, primrose, peony and lupine.
The tree population in the garden is also noteworthy. The woody plants that are domestic and location-typical such as poplar, willow, hawthorn and mirabelle were put in by Nolde not only as striking design elements, but also to maintain and promote the garden’s micro-climate. They serve, depending on their height and location, as windbreaks or to provide shade, and therefore are an important part of the hydrological balance system.
Among the many crop-trees – such as pear, plum, quince and mirabelle – there also thrives the rare apple variety “Agathe von Klanxbüll”, and the variety that can only be found here “Renette von Seebüll”. In Seebüll Emil Nolde created a garden that is an artwork, a little piece of carefully-designed nature, which in the midst of North Frisia’s marshy landscape, resembles a grand painting.
THAT BLOOMS IN November
In November: Marigold
The marigold (calendula officinalis) with its glowing yellow to orange-coloured blossoms makes a vital contribution to the Nolde Garden’s wealth of colour. Relatively undemanding, even in November one can still find numerous blossoms. These annuals which flower for several months are useful in naturopathy, are effective companion plants which keep insect pests at bay, and improve soil quality with their taproots, which can be up to 20 cm long. If the plants are left standing after the flowering period they will seed themselves, and return the following year.