The Red Flavours (Lilium lancifolium ‘Red Flavour‘) are blooming beautifully.
The dryness has made the red in them even darker this year.
They are very hardy and do not mind the cold winters or dry summers.
After several beautiful days the winter decided to come back. The temperature is below the freezing point and we got some snow during the night.
Stonecrops are doing fine though. Even with the low temperatures they have managed to start the season.
Stonecrops are one of those plants which look interesting the whole summer. Light green during the spring and red long lasting blooms during the autumn.
It has been sunny and blue skies for several days up here in the north. We even went over 20 Celsius degrees which is warm for this time of the year.
I cannot even remember when I have had a begonia in my balcony. Just love the shiny colors that have been bred so bright during the years.
When I saw this one simply needed to have it. Hope that I didn’t buy it too early. There still will be cold nights ahead and cannot even remember how cold tolerant begonias are.
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.