Planted some Siberian Poppy seeds (Papaver bracteatum) last year and now they are blooming nicely.
Have been having them for the past ten years.
The blooms are colored white, yellow, or orange.
The summer is finally arriving to the north. We have had two beautiful and warmish days in a row. Nature is starting to get its green color.
Cold weather is always good for the daffodils. They simply bloom longer.
Pink Charm (Narcissus‘Pink Charm’) is at its best and seems to enjoy the weather as do I.
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.
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.
Crocuses (Crocus vernus) are at their best. Only have few colors in the garden.
I would love to have more of them but the flowering season is very short and usually I manage to miss it and fail see them blooming.
Therefore I prefer daffodils. They bloom longer and are more tolerant to the climate.
We had few warm nights and it did wonders. Daffodils are starting to bloom and it is such a delight to walk outside.
Bought this daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) from Ikea more than a month ago but finally it decided to open its flowers.
Like the color it has. Such a bright colored variety.
I have been trying to find different varieties of daffodils to my balcony.
Daffodil (Narcissus ‘strike’) was a new acquaintance to me and I ended up buying it.
Not quite sure though if it is going to make it up here in the north. Could not find the hardiness rating for it.
Well, anyway I am going to enjoy its blooms while I can and next spring I will know how well does it cope with the coldness.
I just love the orange color Marigolds (Calendula officinalis ‘Ball’s orange) have. It is so bright and striking.
It always surprises me how much water they need to grow well. The summer here has been dry and some of my Marigolds are still dwarfs and not blooming.
Well I guess I just enjoy the ones that made it.