flower, gardening

Peach Party

Peach Party

Took a long walk with my friends to day and visited several flower shops when walking by. Not much more you can do since we have the lockdown. Sincerely hope that we are able to save as many lives as possible. We can worry about the economy later.

Not exactly how I planned to spend my birthday but cannot complain. The weather is beautiful and company good.

In one of the shops noticed this dianthus (Dianthus caryophyllusPeach Party’) and fell in love. Now it is in the balcony which is getting very crowded.

Peach Party
Standard
flower, gardening

Snowboard

Snowboard

Daffodil Snowboard (Narcissussnowboard’) is starting to bloom.

It seems to be a very stern and steady variety. One I bought from a flower shop two weeks ago.

The color of the flowers is nice white and it will find its way to the summer cottage where I will replant it for the next spring.

Still have few daffodils that have not yet opened their flowers and I am waiting impatiently. Few weeks to go before the ones in the summer cottage are ready to start the season.

Snowboard

Standard
flower, gardening

Strike

Strike

I have been trying to find different varieties of daffodils to my balcony.

Daffodil (Narcissus ‘strike’) was a new acquaintance to me and I ended up buying it.

Not quite sure though if it is going to make it up here in the north. Could not find the hardiness rating for it.

Well, anyway I am going to enjoy its blooms while I can and next spring I will know how well does it cope with the coldness.

Strike
Standard
flower, gardening

Garden Grape-hyacinth

Garden Grape-hyacinth

Impatiently waiting for the garden grape-hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) to open its blooms in my balcony. Wanted a blue one though was tempted by the white one as well.

My plan is to take it to the summer cottage after blooming and replant it. Not sure though when I am able to visit the summer cottage next time. Because of the movement restrictions in relation to the virus the grater capital area here is now isolated from the rest of the country.

I was not able to go to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday on Friday. A bit saddened about the fact but could not take the risk bringing a virus as a gift. Better to be safe than sorry.

Garden Grape-hyacinth

Standard
flower, gardening

Violet

Violet (viola)

Spring is finally here and spring flowers have started to arrive to the shops.

Bought my first violet (viola) today. It was a bit difficult to choose the color and ended up buying a classic white one. The scent it has is simply staggering.

It sure has been a strange start for the new decade. For the first time we did not have a winter. It was like having an autumn that lasted for five months. Up here in the north it really gets dark and miserable without the snow. I have no idea what a winter like this will do for the garden and the plants.

Luckily the days are now getting longer and we can finally start to enjoy life again.

Violet (Viola)

Standard
flower, gardening

Brilliant

The Brilliant (Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’) is blooming beautifully.

It is a new variety I bought this year and I like the color. The others I have are variations of darker pink.

Most of the other flowers are now gone and it makes the sedums stand out. The first frost came few days ago but does not yet affect hardy plants like sedums which are going to continue blooming several weeks from now.

Standard