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African Marigold

Made a cycling trip to the local hardware store today and my guess was right. The African Marigolds (Tagetes erecta) had arrived.

Bought some for my mom and some for my own balcony.

They are very resilient and tolerate the direct sun well. The color scheme that was available was very nice this year.

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Begonia

Begonia

I have been trying to find a perfect Begonia (Begonia) for several days now. Today I accidentally noticed this pink one.

Last year I had a striking red and yellow colored which made me want to have one this year as well.

Begonia tolerates cold, heat and wind well which makes it perfect for my balcony. Now I can just sit and watch this beauty to bloom all summer long.

Begonia

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Pansy

Pansy

They have promised few days of warm weather just before the Eastern. We should go above 10 degrees Celsius which is warm up here in the north for this time of the year.

Pansies (viola) arrived and bought one for my balcony. I would love to have more but during the summer it simply gets to hot to grow them.

Now waiting for the other flower varieties to arrive hoping for new colors and shapes.

Pansy

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Persian Buttercup

Persian Buttercup

I have to admit that this is the first Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) that I have ever had.

Do not know why but for some reason I have never tried to grow one. It is always nice to have something new and see how it grows.

The shape of the bloom is gorgeous and there are enormous amount of different colors available. Let’s see how will it do on the balcony.

Persian Buttercup

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Ball’s Orange

I just love the orange color Marigolds (Calendula officinalis ‘Ball’s orange) have. It is so bright and striking.

It always surprises me how much water they need to grow well. The summer here has been dry and some of my Marigolds are still dwarfs and not blooming.

Well I guess I just enjoy the ones that made it.

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