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Thalia

Enjoying a warm day in a park. Restaurants are still closed and takeaways are the only option.

Already miss eating in a proper restaurant and not somewhere outside. Though enjoying the good weather.

Daffodil Thalia (Narcissus ‘Thalia’) finally started to bloom. It has a uniquely shaped blooms and the white in them is exceptionally bright.

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Olympia

Columbine Olympia (Aquilegia ‘Olympia’) also called Lapland’s Aquilegia is used to short summers and is always the first one to bloom.

Originally got the seeds from Rovaniemi, in other words the variety is extremely hardy and can easily take the coldness.

The color is beautiful violet-yellow and the flowers are easily one of the largest ones when it comes to the columbines.

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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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Pinocchio

The first tulips are slowly starting to bloom. The month of May has been cold up here in the north and during many nights we have gone below the freezing point.

I have finally managed to plant all the flowers for the summer. Have several raised flowerbeds and it sure has been a task to have them renewed. I usually change the soil after five years to prevent the roots of the nearby trees to take over.

Pinocchio (Tulipa ‘Pinocchio’) is now blooming though not yet as red in color as it gets later on.

Also been laughing a lot. Few years back someone made a spelling mistake with the name of our county. For some reason Mäntyharju (Pine Ridge) was spelled Mäntyharja (Pine brush) in Facebook and Instagram. Now in half of the posts we have as the location the Pine brush version 😂

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