flower, gardening

Darwin Red

For our climate Darwin Hybrid Tulips (Tulipa) are one of the bests. They tolerate the cold well and bloom many years in a row.

We have had few warm days and the tulips are suddenly starting to bloom.

It is always amazing how fast nature reacts to the warm weather and suddenly you just notice that everything is green and growing.

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Pinocchio

The first tulips are slowly starting to bloom. The month of May has been cold up here in the north and during many nights we have gone below the freezing point.

I have finally managed to plant all the flowers for the summer. Have several raised flowerbeds and it sure has been a task to have them renewed. I usually change the soil after five years to prevent the roots of the nearby trees to take over.

Pinocchio (Tulipa ‘Pinocchio’) is now blooming though not yet as red in color as it gets later on.

Also been laughing a lot. Few years back someone made a spelling mistake with the name of our county. For some reason Mäntyharju (Pine Ridge) was spelled Mäntyharja (Pine brush) in Facebook and Instagram. Now in half of the posts we have as the location the Pine brush version 😂

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Persian Buttercup

Persian Buttercup

I have to admit that this is the first Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus) that I have ever had.

Do not know why but for some reason I have never tried to grow one. It is always nice to have something new and see how it grows.

The shape of the bloom is gorgeous and there are enormous amount of different colors available. Let’s see how will it do on the balcony.

Persian Buttercup

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Stonecrop

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.

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