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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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Lily

It will still take three more months before the lilies (lilium) start to bloom up here in the north. The first ones will be blooming in July.

Noticed a lily pot in the local grocery store while shopping. It will bloom nicely in the balcony.

This is again a flower which, after blooming, will find its way to the garden. It will grow and bloom there also in the forthcoming years.

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Easter Cactus

The spring is finally here and my Easter cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaetneri) has started to bloom.

It blooms once a year during the Easter time and that’s where the name comes.

To have cactus to bloom twice a year I have planted to the same pot both Christmas and Easter cacti. The end result is nice because it delights you with the blooms more often.

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Christmas Cactus

Hope that you all have had a good holiday season and have managed to enjoy the Christmas!

My Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) bloomed just before the holidays bringing a bit color to the gray winter we are having.

It is one of those plants that requires very little and blooms nicely if you neglect it a bit before the blooming season.

Have a very good new year 2021!

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Danish Flag

It has been a good summer for the Danish Flags (Papaver somniferum ‘Danish Flag’). Have plenty of them blooming in the summer cottage.

I have always loved the colors. They are so bright and pure.

The blooms only last a day or so but the seedcases are beautiful as well. With this amount of blooms I will be able to harvest plenty of seeds for the next year.

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