14 elokuuta 2022

Colour Collage 33/2022


René Magrittes green apples, seen at Helsinki exhibition in 2019.

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13 elokuuta 2022

Garden Mix, Mid August


August continues sunny and oh so beautiful, even so that I don’t complain about
the lack of rain. I have divided perennials and replanted some plants to a better spot.
I know, I am early. But this job is much nicer to do now in shorts and top than in the autumn rains.
Here some blues & whites blooming now. 

Aconitum lycoctonum subsp. neapolitanum, Veronica longifolia & phlox.




The bees love Veronicastrum virginicum even if the blooming is almost over.


The blooming of hemerocallis is almost over. I hesitated with the name of this beautiful
brownish red one. It is Sammy Russel!


Echinops sphaerocephalus / Great globe-thistle grows on a sunny & dry spot.
It is 150 cm high! 



We have a tiny, tiny woods near one property border.
I made a path for me and the kitties to walk and shall plant groundgovers & other plants.
Let’s consider this as a before photo, next summer I will show how it looks after.


Happy gardening!
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12 elokuuta 2022

Friday Bliss #204 - Open Gardens, August 7


Puutarhaliitto / Garden Association is the central organization of the Finnish horticulture. Among other things Puutarhaliitto arranges yearly a nationwide theme day Open Gardens, where home gardeners can open their garden gates for visitors. No entrance fees. The theme day has been arranged since 2012 and yearly about 500 gardens participate. Annual visitors mount to 50,000. 

Last Sunday I visited two gardens and got many ideas & inspiration. That is why I have been out in the garden many hours every day. Both computer and ipad were shut and I have not been online at all. I’ll visit your links as soon as possible!



The first garden I visited was my friend Kati’s garden. They have a beautiful wooden house, 
over 100 years old and a BIG garden. Kati collects plants and perennials and 
I can’t even guess the amount of species she has. 
Photo: Kati


Iron metal gazebo radiated the charm of times gone by.
Photo: Kati


She has grown these wonderful lavenders - Lavandula spica - from seed.


Tomatoes were ripening in the greenhouse and I liked very much
this self made birth bath.


Kati's husband is very handy and I loved these stairs made by him!


I did not have chance to ask what lies behind this granite torso...


The spikes of Veronica longifolia ’Charlotte’ look amazing.
Photo: Kati


There were many sanded, curved paths through the garden.
Here beside the house with Astrantia major, hosta, ferns and heuchera.


I’ll present the other garden - inspired by Barcelona and Gaudí -
in a later post. Hope you got inspired as well!
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07 elokuuta 2022

Colour Collage 32/2022



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