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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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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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