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Red Flavour

The late lilies are starting to bloom.

The Red Flavour has done well up here in the north and bloomed faithfully over the years.

This year I am experimenting a new color and hopefully it will do as well as the red.

It has taken years but now I have lilies in each and every flowerbed that can survive the harsh coldness.

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Garden Phlox

We are already enjoying the garden phloxes up here in the north.

My grandma always had garden phloxes blooming in her garden. Then we lost them for decades but luckily got some from a neighbor.

White ones are doing well and introduced a new color last year but it seems to be a late bloomer and for her to display the flowers we need to wait a bit longer.

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Flag Tulip

The tulips only lasted one week this year. Much too warm and dry for them. It has been so hot and nice up here in the north. Very unusual start for a summer.

Winter was quite hard for the flag tulips. Only few of them survived. Must order more in the autumn and renew the whole flower bed. Darwins on the other hand had a very good spring. Short but beautiful period of blooming.

Now back to the lake and for a swim. Just love days like this.

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Mallow

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It is always nice to try something new in the garden but as important is to have something that you can count on. A flower that will not fail you no matter the weather.

Mallow has been there for decades and each summer it blooms with beautiful pink flowers. The only thing you need to do is to support the long stems against the strong rain showers that will so easily bend them.

I guess I should try another color since there are others available. Something to consider next spring.

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Magnus

MagnusMagnus came to my life a year and half ago. His roots are in North America. A friend who looks modest in the spring but who shows its beauty late in the autumn.

We met by an accident. I was just spending an evening in the web when I noticed him. I knew immediately that he is the one I have been looking for. A missing piece.

There is something simple in Magnus’s. Tall and lean. A child-like shape of flowers.

For a coneflower Magnus is very typical. Not sophisticated nor fancy. Something you recognize to be a coneflower the minute you lay your eyes on him.

PS. Magnus has turned out to be very hardy. He does not mind the winters we have. Met him in http://www.viherpeukalot.fi.

Magnus

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