It has been awhile since I have had any Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) growing.
It is a native plant for the region and I remember it from the childhood.
Nowadays you can have it in several different colors but the blue one is the original color.
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.
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.
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.
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.