04 heinäkuuta 2020

White Beauties of the Week

My garden suffered actually no rain damages during this wet & windy week.
Secretly the old & big shrubs of Philadelphus coronarius have started to bloom.
I have three of them in a row and they need pruning again in the autumn or next spring.

The other white blooming beauty is Clematis recta ’Atropurpurea’
- not easy to photograph, but it has enlightened my week.

Many different flowers are in bloom, here a lilac Tradescantia. I like them very much
and have many colors of it: lilac, dark blue & heavenly blue, purple & white.

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The Weekend Roundup A

Tom’s choice architecture:
Modern Finnish Architecture, Helsinki

Another sample of architecture:
Ancient Malmi Airport dates back to 1938, Helsinki
In July 2019 Malmi Airport was used as a concert venue for Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour, 
which became the most attended in Finland's history 
with over 100.000 visitors over two days. Photo & more info HERE.

Starts with A :
Acer platanoides ’Drummondii’ / Variegated Norway maple

Starts with A & my favourite:
On July 10, on the birthday of our beloved painter Helene Schjerfbeck (1962-1946)
we celebrate Visual Art Day. HERE my post from the exhibition 
On my Travels I Found Myself at Ateneum Art Museum. 

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03 heinäkuuta 2020

Friday Bliss #95 - In Happy & Romantic Mood

On Tuesday the weather changed. Since then we have had a LOT of rain & strong winds. There has been power cuts and damages by fallen trees. The rain is welcome and easy rest days, too. On Monday we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. I made a romantic small garden bouquet with roses Louise odier and Schneekoppe, added with Astrantia major and Gillenia trifoliata. The result was over romantic to my taste, but here it is.

Had a slight health problem. My EKG showed an abnormal rhythm called left bundle branch block. I was worried but on Monday had an ultrasound. The cardiologist said that it is age related and there’s no need to worry at the moment. He said also that this is common at older age. No trace of severe heart disease. Now I have felt better with a small dose of beta blocker. I am happy & so relieved.

We had an anniversary lunch at an outdoor terrace on the premises of The Herttoniemi Manor. 
More posts to follow of the gorgeous manor park. HERE I told about the fabulous old trees.

Sun, Joy & Happiness to your weekend & July!

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30 kesäkuuta 2020

Huge Old Trees of Herttoniemi Manor Park

I found a gem & visited The Herttoniemi Manor Park - a wonderful oasis, surrounded by busy roads and modern life of Helsinki. The park dates back to the 1760s, and it got its present look in the 1810s. The park is divided into two parts: one part is a regular Baroque-style garden with flower plantations, the other part is an English style landscape park with ponds, gazebos and wildlife. 

In the manor’s purely Baroque-style garden, long lime alleys, lawns and ornamental shrubs form the overall look. I was totally mesmerised by the park’s gigantic limes, maples and oaks and I gladly share my gorgeous experience with Astrid at Mein Freund, der Baum - Tree, my Friend. No more presentations of these stunning different species. Perhaps the oldest date back to the early years of 1800.

The park was so gorgeous that I’ll tell you in separate posts of the Baroque style garden 
& The wild English style garden.

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