flower, gardening

California Poppy

This year I am not able to spend much time in the summer cottage and therefore needed to select varieties that tolerate neglecting.

California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica ‘Aurantiaca Orange’) are easy to grow and do not need much watering. They are ideal flowers for those who cannot be in the garden all the time.

I planted the seeds by the lake to the full sun and the poppies are doing well. They just started to bloom and survived the two week long heatwave without a blink. Just love the vivid color they have.

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Tahiti

I still have few pictures in my phone from the spring. Daffodils are now gone and we need to wait the whole year to see them again.

Tahiti (Narcissus ‘Tahiti’) bloomed beautifully in May and managed to take a photo when they were at their best.

Summer has finally arrived to the north. After a cool May we have had quite nice weather up here in the north for change.

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Strike

It has been cool spring up here in the north and daffodils are still at their best. The late spring means that the tulip season is just about to begin.

The Strikes (Narcissus ‘strike’) have enjoyed the coldness and are blooming by the lake.

I do not have many vacation days this summer which has meant way less plants than normally. The simple reason is that I am not here to water them. Luckily the perennials are there to brighten the flowerbeds.

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Sunny Boy

Just made it on time to the summer cottage to see the Sunny Boy (Dahlia ‘Sunny Boy’) to bloom before the frost got its hands on it.

Sometimes I wonder why do I bother to grow dahlias up here in the north. The summer is too short and they barely start to bloom and then they are gone. I guess the answer is simple. The blooms are just stunning.

I guess I need to start buying them cultivated in stead of trying to grow them from root balls. This way I could enjoy them all summer. The thing just is that growing plants is part of the fun and when buying them fully grown you loose that part of the enjoyment.

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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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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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Beauty of Apeldoorn

Tulips are still blooming up here in the north. This year the weather is warm and it will make the season a short one. Cannot complain, I just enjoy the sunshine.

Beauty of Apeldoorn (Tulipa ‘Beauty of Apeldoorn’) is doing well and displaying its beautiful colors.

Already made the tulip bulb order for the autumn and going to have two more varieties in the garden.

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