My mouth is watering. The first chanterelles (Cantharellus cibarius) are emerging.
These are my favorite fungi and so delicious with butter, cream and onions.
Managed to find enough for one meal when picking the blueberries.
Columbine Olympia (Aquilegia ‘Olympia’) also called Lapland’s Aquilegia is used to short summers and is always the first one to bloom.
Originally got the seeds from Rovaniemi, in other words the variety is extremely hardy and can easily take the coldness.
The color is beautiful violet-yellow and the flowers are easily one of the largest ones when it comes to the columbines.
Made a cycling trip to the local hardware store today and my guess was right. The African Marigolds (Tagetes erecta) had arrived.
Bought some for my mom and some for my own balcony.
They are very resilient and tolerate the direct sun well. The color scheme that was available was very nice this year.
Still have few daffodils that have not opened. It has been a cooler period up here in the north which is good for daffodils. The ones that have started to bloom simply bloom longer when the weather is colder.
Monal (Narcissus’Monal’) started to open its flowers. The colors are bright and it sure stands up.
One more week to go and then I am able to spend a week in the summer cottage. Cannot wait for that.
Kiss Me (Narcissus ‘Kiss Me’) is a beautiful light yellow daffodil.
It is getting warmer and during the nights we have stayed above the freezing point. All this means that the plants are waking up and trees starting to get their leaves.
Summer is finally arriving and hopefully it will be a beautiful one.
Daffodil Ice King (Narcissus ’Ice King’) just started to bloom and it is a very interesting one.
It is a new purchase I made few weeks ago. Actually never seen this variety before.
Daffodils are many and it seems that I just keep on buying more. This one goes to the summer cottage and hopefully it will bloom again next year.
It still is cold up here in the north. Last night we went down to -3 degrees Celsius and during the day we only have about 5 degrees.
I managed to come to the summer cottage for a long weekend. This is a good time for gardening though it is so cold that you end up spending half your time heating the cottage.
Tête-à-tête (Narcissus Tête-à-tête) is the first daffodil to bloom and the others have not yet started. It is a bit pity that during the winter we usually loose half of them because they are not the hardest ones.
We had few warm nights and it did wonders. Daffodils are starting to bloom and it is such a delight to walk outside.
Bought this daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) from Ikea more than a month ago but finally it decided to open its flowers.
Like the color it has. Such a bright colored variety.