flower, gardening

African Marigold

Made a cycling trip to the local hardware store today and my guess was right. The African Marigolds (Tagetes erecta) had arrived.

Bought some for my mom and some for my own balcony.

They are very resilient and tolerate the direct sun well. The color scheme that was available was very nice this year.

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Monal

Still have few daffodils that have not opened. It has been a cooler period up here in the north which is good for daffodils. The ones that have started to bloom simply bloom longer when the weather is colder.

Monal (Narcissus’Monal’) started to open its flowers. The colors are bright and it sure stands up.

One more week to go and then I am able to spend a week in the summer cottage. Cannot wait for that.

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Ice King

Daffodil Ice King (Narcissus ’Ice King’) just started to bloom and it is a very interesting one.

It is a new purchase I made few weeks ago. Actually never seen this variety before.

Daffodils are many and it seems that I just keep on buying more. This one goes to the summer cottage and hopefully it will bloom again next year.

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Tête-à-tête

It still is cold up here in the north. Last night we went down to -3 degrees Celsius and during the day we only have about 5 degrees.

I managed to come to the summer cottage for a long weekend. This is a good time for gardening though it is so cold that you end up spending half your time heating the cottage.

Tête-à-tête (Narcissus Tête-à-tête) is the first daffodil to bloom and the others have not yet started. It is a bit pity that during the winter we usually loose half of them because they are not the hardest ones.

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