30 kesäkuuta 2017

Water - Vesi


Reflection of the house on my garden pond.






Colorful June


1. JUNE IN TWO COLLAGES
June starts with tulips and ends up with roses
It was a good month, many happy occasions, family celebrations and so much blooming.
I had so many photos that it was hard to choose - so here another monthly mosaic.


2. ABOUT MY ROSES
Now that July is starting, it's going to be the time of roses.
My rose bushes are not yet in full bloom, only single flowers are opening.
To start with,  gentle shades of pink.

Pimpinellifolia Group 'Ruskela' blooming for the first time.
So sweet and innocent!
Pimpinella roses are not so fresh looking, maybe it is some pest but I don't spray.
Pimpinellifolia Group 'Poppius'. I have also 'Papula' but it was really sad looking...
Rosa rugosa 'Zwerg' has very large old rosa blooms.
My favourite rugosa is Schneekoppe, not yet in bloom.
Rosa glauca

3. SOME OTHER BLOOMS

Geranium cantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’

This is especially for Edith - lilac Centaurea montana 

4. COLORFUL SUMMER BOUQUET

The first peony opened and I created a wild & colourful summer bouquet



5. A BIT MORE COLOR!

Stachys macrantha - not my favourite but blooms so well and spreads like hell!


Maybe I have been colourful enough :)

27 kesäkuuta 2017

Floral Bliss #27

Rosa rugosa 'Belle Poitevine'
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rosa pimpinellifolia 'Ruskela' is blooming soon for the first time.
I have got it as a small root sprout.

In spite of rainy days, many plants are beginning to bloom:
in pink as roses, in blue as geraniums, in yellow as hemerocallis...

Paeonia lactiflora 'Edulis Superba'

Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.
- Bill Watterson

There's going to be a lot of reading this summer!

Probably Geranium x magnificum



Meconopsis gambrica - The Welsh poppy
Meconopsis betonicifolia - only two buds...
Tradescantia Andersoniana Group
I have these in many colors, this one had self seeded between pavement tiles...
Plantago media
The white Centaurea montana is not as aggressive as the blue one
Rosa rugosa 'Zwerg'

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Nautitaan kesästä säästä huolimatta! - Let's enjoy the summer in spite of the weather!

24 kesäkuuta 2017

Green Happiness

Hosta 'Halcyon' is my favourite - low with beautiful grey green leaves

This week we have got sun and rain. Everything grows so vigorously.
I love different shapes of leaves and different shades of green, the blooms are not that important.
I gathered here some examples of my wild garden = my green happiness ❤︎

Spiraea japonica’Goldmound’ would not need any of its pink flowers!

The yellow Meconopsis cambrica self seeds wherever it likes!
On the foreground Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'
Veratrum viride - Viherpärskäjuuri

This long flower bed is a bit empty for I have donated plants to my daughter






Late on Thursday evening there was this fantastic double rainbow ❤︎
I have never seen this great and the light was absolutely surreal on the tree tops.



There is going to be some blooming too!

23 kesäkuuta 2017

Weekend in Black & White



As a photo this rainbow may not be any special, but it was really fabulous.
Photographed yesterday at 10 pm from the kitchen stairs.


Sorbus aucuparia var. Edulis





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