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Cooler weather finally arrived with rains. Bringing strong winds that give hard times to the blooming Atoms.

The winds have been so hard that most of my dahlias are now gone.

This has not been a very good year for gardening but at least it has been warm and sunny.

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Red Flavour

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.

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Cosmos 111

First cosmos flowers are starting to bloom. The ones I have gotten from my mom always go first. The others follow a month later in August.

I have been trying to find an early blooming variety with no luck. Simply because the summers are so short up here in the north.

This far I have not had any luck. My luck might change this year. A new variety is already making buds. We will see.

If I have no success then I just give up and continue with the one from mom. One variety is enough if it is a good one like I now have.

Cosmos 222


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Danish Flag

Danish Flag 1

Bought the seeds for this poppy simply because it looked a bit unusual. Turned out that it is a beautiful one and surprisingly easy to grow.

The combination of white and read is quite striking. Also the shape of the flower is not regular.

Have been waiting and waiting for it to start blooming and now hoping that the heavy showers don’t ruin it.

Well that was false hope. Two hours after the photo was taken a hailstorm struck and all the blooming Danish flags were gone. Luckily there are still some where the buds are not open so not all hope is lost.

Danish Flag 2