flower, gardening

May Queen

It has been dry up here in the north. We have not gotten a good rain for a month now.

Sitting in a summer cottage and watching a thunderstorm going past but not close enough for any rain.

You can see the dryness from the plants. Lack of water makes them smaller and better suitable for the dry weather.

The May Queens are doing well though. They are perfectly suited for long dry periods and seem to enjoy the weather.

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Atom

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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Snowdrop Windflower

The snowdrop windflowers started to bloom today. Like they all decided to open their flowers on the same day.

At first I was sure that they will not make it up here but then they started to spread and are now doing well.

Now they are just in one flower bead but my plan is to move some of them to new places to have them in several different locations.

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Cosmos

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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.

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