gardening

Panicle Hydrangea

Usually I travel some place warm during this time of the year but the virus has changed my plans. Luckily the autumn has been exceptionally warm up here in the north.

Panicle hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata) have bloomed but I managed to take few pictures when visiting the summer cottage nearly two months ago.

Also bought a new variety for my dad in the spring with bigger blooms than the ones we currently have.

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Fall Phlox

Up here in the north days are getting shorter and cooler. Luckily the weather has been nice — not too much rain and some sunshine.

The Fall Phloxes (Phlox paniculata) are blooming. The white ones always start followed by the other colors.

Next year I will try to find more varieties to have more colors.

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Artic Fire

I sowed the Artic Fires (Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’) last year and they are finally blooming.

It will be interesting to see weather they make it through the winter because the sports I moved them to is a bit challenging when it comes to overwintering.

For the safety’s sake I sowed some more for the coming spring. Just to be on the safe side.

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Baby Blue Eyes

The Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) started blooming a bit later this year because of the cold spring.

Bees and butterflies love the flowers and during a sunny day there is a constant buzzing going on.

One of the most reliable annuals I grow and starts blooming early, usually around the midsummer up here in the north.

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Cosmos

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) is blooming. The spring was cool and the flowers opened a bit later this year.

Each autumn I faithfully collect the seeds for the next year.

Not quite sure about the variety. It has been grown by us for more than 20 years. Anyway its suitable for our climate. Grows quickly during the long summer days and blooms early.

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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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William Guiness

I usually grow my aquilegias from seed even though it takes two to three years from them to start blooming up here in the north.

With William Guiness (Aquilegia vulgaris ‘William Guiness’) I made an exception and bought a root ball.

The color of this aquilegia is very dark purple and it sort of needs a suitable background to stand out. The shape though is beautiful and stems tall.

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