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Pansy

Pansy

They have promised few days of warm weather just before the Eastern. We should go above 10 degrees Celsius which is warm up here in the north for this time of the year.

Pansies (viola) arrived and bought one for my balcony. I would love to have more but during the summer it simply gets to hot to grow them.

Now waiting for the other flower varieties to arrive hoping for new colors and shapes.

Pansy

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Snowboard

Snowboard

Daffodil Snowboard (Narcissussnowboard’) is starting to bloom.

It seems to be a very stern and steady variety. One I bought from a flower shop two weeks ago.

The color of the flowers is nice white and it will find its way to the summer cottage where I will replant it for the next spring.

Still have few daffodils that have not yet opened their flowers and I am waiting impatiently. Few weeks to go before the ones in the summer cottage are ready to start the season.

Snowboard

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Strike

Strike

I have been trying to find different varieties of daffodils to my balcony.

Daffodil (Narcissus ‘strike’) was a new acquaintance to me and I ended up buying it.

Not quite sure though if it is going to make it up here in the north. Could not find the hardiness rating for it.

Well, anyway I am going to enjoy its blooms while I can and next spring I will know how well does it cope with the coldness.

Strike
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Garden Grape-hyacinth

Garden Grape-hyacinth

Impatiently waiting for the garden grape-hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) to open its blooms in my balcony. Wanted a blue one though was tempted by the white one as well.

My plan is to take it to the summer cottage after blooming and replant it. Not sure though when I am able to visit the summer cottage next time. Because of the movement restrictions in relation to the virus the grater capital area here is now isolated from the rest of the country.

I was not able to go to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday on Friday. A bit saddened about the fact but could not take the risk bringing a virus as a gift. Better to be safe than sorry.

Garden Grape-hyacinth

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Violet

Violet (viola)

Spring is finally here and spring flowers have started to arrive to the shops.

Bought my first violet (viola) today. It was a bit difficult to choose the color and ended up buying a classic white one. The scent it has is simply staggering.

It sure has been a strange start for the new decade. For the first time we did not have a winter. It was like having an autumn that lasted for five months. Up here in the north it really gets dark and miserable without the snow. I have no idea what a winter like this will do for the garden and the plants.

Luckily the days are now getting longer and we can finally start to enjoy life again.

Violet (Viola)

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