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Siberian Squill

It is a rainy day up here in the north. We have had cool weather for the past two weeks but tomorrow it should start warming up.

I am spending the week in the summer cottage and starting the planting season. Plenty of things to do and not much to see yet in the garden.

The winter seems to have been a good one for the plants and nearly all of them have survived. We went down to -30 degrees Celsius but that is not too much.

The Siberian Squills (Scilla Siberica) are at their best at the moment and are usually one of the first ones to start the blooming season. I just love the blue color they have in the blooms. It is so bright and strong.

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Garden Grape-hyacinth

The spring flowers are finally starting to bloom up here in the north.

The week long warm period has done wonders to the nature. Though it will be cooler from now on, which is not a bad thing because the blooms last longer in the cold weather.

Garden Grape-hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) is blooming in my balcony but it will still take a week or so them to bloom in the garden.

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Baby Blue Eyes

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.

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Siberian Squill

Wild blueberries started to bloom today and the summer cottage is now surrounded by butterflies, honeybees and bumblebees all having a feast.

It has been long time since I have seen this many of them and to me it appears that the populations have recovered.

Also the Siberian Squills (Scilla Siberica’) are blooming. Simply adore the blue color they have.

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Violet

There are so many different color options for Violets (Viola) but I think that I now have the ones selected for this summer.

I have been going to different shops and finding out the options for this season.

Will have most of them in pots in the summer cottage, now that the isolation of the capital area is over and it seems that we are able to travel again.

Still more than a week to go before I will have a long weekend to spend over there. Simply cannot wait time to pass.

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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

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