I have been looking for begonias (Begonia) to my balcony.
Found this light yellow one and it blooms beautifully. Still trying to find another one to accompany it.
Begonias are easy and carefree plants to have and relentless bloomers.
It will still be few months before dahlias start to bloom up here in the north.
Luckily there are fully grown available in the stores. Bought two of them to the balcony to brighten the day.
Have to admit that only planted few roots this year. Simply do not have good space for them available this season. Last summer was not good for them and most did not have enough time to bloom.
Took a long walk with my friends to day and visited several flower shops when walking by. Not much more you can do since we have the lockdown. Sincerely hope that we are able to save as many lives as possible. We can worry about the economy later.
Not exactly how I planned to spend my birthday but cannot complain. The weather is beautiful and company good.
In one of the shops noticed this dianthus (Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Peach Party’) and fell in love. Now it is in the balcony which is getting very crowded.
Spring is finally here and spring flowers have started to arrive to the shops.
Bought my first violet (viola) today. It was a bit difficult to choose the color and ended up buying a classic white one. The scent it has is simply staggering.
It sure has been a strange start for the new decade. For the first time we did not have a winter. It was like having an autumn that lasted for five months. Up here in the north it really gets dark and miserable without the snow. I have no idea what a winter like this will do for the garden and the plants.
Luckily the days are now getting longer and we can finally start to enjoy life again.
I was a bit disappointed in the spring because there were not that many lily bulbs for sale.
Then I found a way around the problem and started to buy ready planted pots from the stores.
I let them bloom in the balcony first and then take the pots to the summer cottage for planting. Hopefully I will have them blooming for many years.
Have planted several dahlias again this year but it will take months before they start to bloom.
When on a Sunday walk happened to notice a cute little dahlia decided to have one in my balcony.
Just loved the color and the small size of the plant. The problem I always face with the dahlias I buy is that they tend to stop blooming at some point.
This time decided to try to fertilize the pot well and see if that would solve the issue. Time will tell.
Summer has arrived. Suddenly temperatures have risen and all the snow is gone. All that happened quickly this year.
I am starting to fill my balcony with flowers and aiming to spend a long weekend at the summer cottage.
Found this adorable dianthus when biking last weekend and simply needed to buy it to be able to enjoy it all summer long.
The first pansies found their way to my balcony. Once I saw them could not wait any longer.
It is still too cold for them during the nights. I guess that I will be taking them inside each evening.
The challenge is starting to be that I already have too many pots inside waiting for the days to get warmer.
Days are still short and nights long up here in the north. Few more months to go before you can actually plant something outside. Too dark to grow anything inside yet.
In my desperate need to have flowers in the flat I always end up buying orchids. Just to have something beautiful blooming.
Now back to planning what to grow next summer with a glass of nice vine.