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Windsor

Phloxes are blooming beautifully at the moment. The Windsor (Phlox paniculata ‘Windsor’) finally started its show and is the last one of the phloxes to open the blooms.

The summer has been a good one for the phloxes even though they have required a lot of watering.

Planning to have more colors and varieties next year.

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Cerise Queen

The nights are getting longer and colder up here in the north. Days are still nice and warm but you can feel the autumn coming.

Few years ago I had some extra yarrow seeds and just threw them around. The end result is that I now have Cerise Queens (Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’) growing here and there.

We have the white form of yarrow as a native plant but no other colors. Cerise Queens are easy to spot since they just stand out.

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Sensation

I am usually quite self sufficient when it comes to the Sensation (Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Sensation’) seeds but this spring bought some to ensure that all the color varieties are there.

Cosmos likes the warmth and this summer has been good to them.

Sensation grows and blooms quickly which is good for the short summers we have.

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Elke

It seems that I am slow going to loose my Elkes (Geranium sanguineum ‘Elke’). After the winter I only have one plant left.

To be honest I am not quite sure if I buy more. I like the color Elke has but it is not doing so well in the summer cottage.

In the end there are so many flowers to choose from so you can actually be a bit picky and select the ones you like the most.

Put let’s see how the last Elke does. It might be with me many more years. You never know.

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Tornedal

I would love to have the garden full of roses but unfortunately they do not do that well up here in the north.

There are exceptions though. Tornedal (Rosa Majalis ‘Tornedal’) is one of them. It can tolerate the long and hard winters extremely well.

The blooms are beautiful and many. Unfortunately the blooming season is very short but love the variety.

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Elke

The Elkes (Geranium sanguineum ‘Elke’) have been blooming all summer.

I like the bright color of the blooms which stand out nicely. They are though a bit sensitive when it comes to rain but new blooms emerge quickly to replace the damaged ones.

The variety seems to be very suitable for the area and does not require much attention. Some of the plants have survived in a sandy soil without any additional nutrients or care.

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Garden Tree-mallow

Garden Tree-mallow (Lavatera thuringiaca) is one of the reliable bloomers.

It does well up here in the north but does need beanpoles when in full height.

When it is blooming it is good time to start collecting some seeds for the next spring. The aquilegia, lupine and poppy seeds are now ready to be harvested.

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Artic Fire

I sowed the Artic Fires (Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’) last year and they are finally blooming.

It will be interesting to see weather they make it through the winter because the sports I moved them to is a bit challenging when it comes to overwintering.

For the safety’s sake I sowed some more for the coming spring. Just to be on the safe side.

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