flower, gardening

My Castle

I have been looking for different colors of lupine to my garden and finally managed to grow a red one from the seeds.

My Castle (Lupinus ‘My Castle’) sure is a beautiful lupine with red flowers.

Sadly the thunderstorm we had took the most beautiful flowers and only left some to bloom. Well hopefully I will have better luck next year.

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flower, gardening

Chandelier

Today we are close to having the warmest day in June ever. The previous record is from the year 1935. It sure is unusually warm up here in the north now.

The Chandelier (Lupinus ‘Chandelier’) seems to enjoy the warmth and blooms by the lake. Nowadays it is forbidden to grow many of the lupine varieties here in Finland. Several varieties have been classified as invasive.

Luckily Chandelier is not one of those varieties and I can continue enjoying it as well as the heatwave.

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