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Origami Red and White

I had completely forgotten that I planted Origami Red and White (Aquilegia caerulea ‘Origami Red and White’) seeds last year.

The blooms were a nice surprise and lasted long.

Now the flowering season for columbines is over but it is time to collect the seeds. This surely was a variety that I want to see more in my garden.

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Red Flax

This year I planted my Red Flaxes (Linum grandiflorum) to a too dry place and it caused the flowers to grow unevenly.

Well, I still love the color of Red Flax. The stark contrast between the red blooms and green foliage somehow lures me.

Need to try to find a better spot for them next year or make a mixed flowerbed.

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Danish Flag

It has not been that good year for the Danish Flags (Papaver somniferum ‘Danish Flag’). Because of the long warm period we are having many of the plants remain small.

Last year one of the flowers had a different color scheme. The white in the flower was replaced with purple.

I liked the color combination and collected the seeds. Now half of my Danish Flag flowers are waving red purple flags.

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Blue Pepe

I seldom grow Nasturtiums because they are quite sensitive to frost. This year I made an exception.

Got a pack of edible flower seeds from a friend and it had Blue Pepe (Tropaeolum majus ‘Blue Pepe’) seeds. The seeds ended up to a pot and grew well.

Blue Pepe is a variety bred specifically for culinary use. The name is derived from its steel-blue leaves with purplish undersides.

The taste was a complete surprise to me when I ate the first leave today. I would describe it as peppery and I liked it very much.

I am also fond of the way Blue Pepe grows. It stays small and the leaves have nice color. I think this has just become a must have flower for me.

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Seadov

Seadov (Tulipa ‘Seadov’) is a newcomer to my garden. Acquired 100 bulbs last autumn and all of them are now blooming.

In the beginning the color of the flower is modest but intensifies with the time and becomes something close to cranberry.

What I like most is the way Seadov grows. It is mid high variety and very stern. Even though it has rained a lot all Seadovs are standing straight and unaffected by the weather.

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Banja Luka

I still have few Banja Lukas (Tulipa ‘Banja Luka’) blooming this year.

It sure is a beautiful tulip with strong colors. I have always been a fan of yellow and red tulips.

It will be a difficult task to choose the next varieties in the autumn. Nowadays I usually go for the ones that are not too tall and have strong and sturdy build. Those tend to look good longer and are not that sensitive to the weather.

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