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Sea Daffodil

It has been two years since I have been able to travel to the Mediterranean Sea but finally here after a long break.

It is always nice to see completely different flora that you have at home. Something new and something that you unfortunately cannot grow at home.

The Sea Daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) is a flower I have never seen before. After a rainy day they started to bloom on the beach in front of the hotel.

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Mount Cook

The last of the lilies are now blooming and it will be nearly a year before they start the circle again.

Mount Cook (Lilium‘Mount Cook’) is blooming and I have planted it to a place where fertilizer cannot be used because of the closeness of the lake.

It still seems to be doing well. Natural it will have less blooms and be a bit shorter but the strong smell of this lily is still there.

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Windsor

Phloxes are blooming beautifully at the moment. The Windsor (Phlox paniculata ‘Windsor’) finally started its show and is the last one of the phloxes to open the blooms.

The summer has been a good one for the phloxes even though they have required a lot of watering.

Planning to have more colors and varieties next year.

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Cerise Queen

The nights are getting longer and colder up here in the north. Days are still nice and warm but you can feel the autumn coming.

Few years ago I had some extra yarrow seeds and just threw them around. The end result is that I now have Cerise Queens (Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’) growing here and there.

We have the white form of yarrow as a native plant but no other colors. Cerise Queens are easy to spot since they just stand out.

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Navona

Navona (Lilium ‘Navona’) was a buyer gift when I made an order years ago. I was not considering white lilies to the garden at that point of time.

But I must admit that it has been a gift that I have liked a lot.

The Navona blooms are big and pure white. It has grown well in a challenging location where the birch trees take the nutrients and consume the water.

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Tiny Nugget

It has been a good summer for the lilies.

The early ones like Tiny Nugget (Lilium ‘Tiny Nugget’) bloomed early and the late ones are blooming as we speak.

Lilies are easy to care though have had some troubles with the red lily beetles (Lilioceris lilii) recently. Must take them seriously next spring since they are getting numerous.

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Tiny Nugget

It has been a good summer for the lilies.

The early ones like Tiny Nugget (Lilium ‘Tiny Nugget’) bloomed early and the late ones are blooming as we speak.

Lilies are easy to care though have had some troubles with the red lily beetles (Lilioceris lilii) recently. Must take them seriously next spring since they are getting numerous.

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Origami Red and White

I had completely forgotten that I planted Origami Red and White (Aquilegia caerulea ‘Origami Red and White’) seeds last year.

The blooms were a nice surprise and lasted long.

Now the flowering season for columbines is over but it is time to collect the seeds. This surely was a variety that I want to see more in my garden.

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