Planted more of Painted Daisies (Chrysanthemum carinatum) this year.
Tried them last year and liked the blooms. You never know what colors you are going to get until the blooms open.
I guess this will become a regular annual for my garden.
The Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) started blooming a bit later this year because of the cold spring.
Bees and butterflies love the flowers and during a sunny day there is a constant buzzing going on.
One of the most reliable annuals I grow and starts blooming early, usually around the midsummer up here in the north.
Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) is blooming. The spring was cool and the flowers opened a bit later this year.
Each autumn I faithfully collect the seeds for the next year.
Not quite sure about the variety. It has been grown by us for more than 20 years. Anyway its suitable for our climate. Grows quickly during the long summer days and blooms early.
It has been a good summer for the Danish Flags (Papaver somniferum ‘Danish Flag’). Have plenty of them blooming in the summer cottage.
I have always loved the colors. They are so bright and pure.
The blooms only last a day or so but the seedcases are beautiful as well. With this amount of blooms I will be able to harvest plenty of seeds for the next year.
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.
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.
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.