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Viola

We have had few sunny days up here in the north. It is a bit early but could not resist buying few violas to the balcony even though we still have some snow on the ground.

This year winter came with plenty of snow and it has taken a while to melt. Good thing is that thick blanket of snow also acts as a cover and low temperatures do not harm the plants.

Less than month to go and the gardening season is here. Six long months we have waited but the reward is now nearly here.

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Plumtart

The first gladiolus opened its blooms in my boiling balcony.

We have had extremely warm temperatures up here in the north and it seems that we can continue to enjoy the hot weather.

I just escaped to the summer cottage to have a lake by to cool off.

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Million Bells

May was the warmest in living memory. Million bells have enjoyed the warmth and blooming beautifully.

After three cold summers I do not even care that it is too dry and everything needs constant watering.

Luckily I had two long weekends and was able to spend the time in the summer cottage swimming and sunbathing. And of course planting and tendering the garden.

Let’s see how the rest of the summer turns out to be. Now I just enjoy and spend my time outside.

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Verbena

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It has been a cool and cold spring up here in the north. Now all the snow is finally gone and the lake is free of ice. The crocuses just started to bloom few days ago but we still have below zero nights.

Luckily that does not prevent me from buying flowers to the balcony. Was not able resist the temptation and bought few verbenas. Hope they make through the nights and survive the bite of cold they are going to face.

Have always admired the verbenas my mom have had. The flower can tolerate heat well and blooms the whole summer. Colors they have are bright and many and I might be able to enjoy the blooms next half of the year.

Now I just wait impatiently that I can plant more delegate flowers. Still few weeks to go for that.

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Violet

 

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Violet

 

Spring is finally here! Not yet warm but all the snow is now gone. After a long period of darkness the days are getting longer and longer.
It is a bit early but first violets found their way to my balcony. Simply could not resist the temptation when saw them in the store. Had to have something blooming outside.
Cannot wait to get to the summer cottage and start planting. Hope that the winter has not collected too strong toll among the perennial flowers.
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