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 OCTOBER
In October: Dahlia
The dahlia (Dahlia variabilis) is also referred to as the “Queen of Autumn”. It blooms for an unusually long period: from the height of summer until fall. In the Nolde Garden you can admire as many as 80 different varieties, some of which are heirloom. The long flowering season compensates for the work required to plant the tubers in spring, and then dig them up again before the first frost.