Found the first Petunia (Petunia) for the balcony.
I usually have few of them each year. Petunias are reliable bloomers and tolerate heat well.
They also become a bit sticky and usually this protects them from the pests.
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.
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.
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.
The perfect time to harvest dill. No yellow leafs yet.
I tried a new variety called Mammoth this year and it seems to be doing quite well. Dill is a bit un predictable to grow but have managed to do well several years in a row now.
I usually collect the harvest at this time of the year and freeze it to be used during the winter.
The first cosmos started to bloom today and many more will follow soon.
As always the ones that start the show are the ones that originate from the seeds that I got from my mom.
It is a quick and resilient form of cosmos that suites well for this climate. I have other varieties growing and want to see how those will do.