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Prunotto

Prunotto (Lilium ‘Prunotto’) is the most reliable lily I have. It grows better and better each year.

This year I have so many blooms that I even dared to collect some to a vase which is something I seldom do.

The red color Prunotto has is simply stunning. Such beautiful shade of red which really stands out.

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Danish Flag

It has not been that good year for the Danish Flags (Papaver somniferum ‘Danish Flag’). Because of the long warm period we are having many of the plants remain small.

Last year one of the flowers had a different color scheme. The white in the flower was replaced with purple.

I liked the color combination and collected the seeds. Now half of my Danish Flag flowers are waving red purple flags.

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Erfurter Orangefarbige

Erfurter Orangefarbige (Calendula officinalis ‘Erfurter Orangefarbige’) is a variety of calendula bred specifically for its medicinal virtues – astringent, vulnerary and anti-inflammatory. An ancient remedy for dermal wounds and irritation.

This variety of Pot Marigold is easy to grow and blooms early. I have other varieties planted as well but those are not even close to blooming.

My plan is to use the flower pedals for meals, just to bring some color.

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Blue Pepe

I seldom grow Nasturtiums because they are quite sensitive to frost. This year I made an exception.

Got a pack of edible flower seeds from a friend and it had Blue Pepe (Tropaeolum majus ‘Blue Pepe’) seeds. The seeds ended up to a pot and grew well.

Blue Pepe is a variety bred specifically for culinary use. The name is derived from its steel-blue leaves with purplish undersides.

The taste was a complete surprise to me when I ate the first leave today. I would describe it as peppery and I liked it very much.

I am also fond of the way Blue Pepe grows. It stays small and the leaves have nice color. I think this has just become a must have flower for me.

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California Poppy

The California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica ‘Aurantiaca Orange’) are enjoying their spot in the full sun. Their roots grow deep and in this spot reach an endless supply of water.

They started to bloom few days ago and with good luck continue to do so for the next month. The flowers are in various shades of gold.

We have been promised dry weather which suits them well.

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