28 syyskuuta 2018

Welcome - Friday Bliss #3

A year ago I replanted my Anemone hupehensis. That was maybe not a wise decision,
because at least during this dry first summer they did not thrive, blooming was poor.
Yesterday was a very windy day and I saw this little beauty shivering with cold.
She is sweet, but oh so lonely ❤︎


  1. I have been out in the garden, nearly all autumn jobs done! Feels so satisfying. Raking still to do, but later. I have to give credit to my husband: I supervised, it was mainly him who worked and digged  ❤︎
  2. We emptied all summer planting pots and planted my seedlings.
  3. I had 3 great looking Physocarpus opulifolius ’Diabolo’ seedlings and 3 green versions of the plant. Diabolo self seeds eagerly and they are easy to find! I plant the seedlings in pots in good soil for the summer - easier to water. By the autumn they have grown big and strong enough to be planted in the garden. I love Diabolo’s color, even behind this lonely anemone you can notice one growing.  I have many, and have donated a lot of seedlings to friends and family!
  4. My reading this week has been the Nobel winner Svetlana Aleksijevitš (Alexievich in English). We have just got a Finnish translation of this - Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets. Tough & interesting reading. I warmly recommend her documentary books. Earlier I have read her Voices of Chernobyl and The Unwomanly Face of War.

What have you been up to this week?
Would be lovely to hear - please, share your thoughts and photos!

replaces Floral Bliss from the 14th of September on.
The link is open
Helsinki time

Feel welcome to join in!
- riitta 

10 kommenttia:

  1. Hi Riita,
    youe anemone still is so beuatiful! Mine are cut down, he had finished already ...
    The week was lovely, so I did a lot of tiding up in the garden and also got some Cards and some sewings and knittings done :O)
    Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed weekend, dear friend,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

    1. You must have some secret motor Claudia, you get so much done! :) Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Hello Riitta,
    This week has been a busy one at work (I'm a teacher). I've done a little bit of garden cleanup, getting ready for the dormant season. My reading has included The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, and a mystery by Susie Steiner. I've also made some soups!
    Your lonely anemone is very pretty, shivering in the autumn weather. I've not had much luck with anemones, but I purchased some bulbs to plant and try again. Someone advised me to soak the bulbs for a day or two before planting them.
    Thank you for hosting Friday Bliss. I'll return to read when there are more links.

    1. Thank you Lorrie for joining. I have read that Kundera’s excellent book and also seen the film. Susie Steiner is a new name for me. My life is pretty quiet at the moment, restricted by four walls :) Getting better every day. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. Dear Riitta!
    Anemones are beautiful. I love these flowers.
    I still have a lot of work in the garden and I miss the time on the blog.

    Kisses and I wish you a happy weekend.

  4. Sensitive images.
    Congratulations on the seasonal work that has been done.
    I'm still in the middle of them.

  5. Your Anemone is very pretty. I saw it in the gardens in Italy too, always in September.
    Have a nice weekend and thanks for hosting!

  6. La anémona es preciosa, me encanta. Yo estuve limpiando un poquito el jardín, todavía hace bastante calor.Me comentaste que estas pensando en Bilbao o Valencia para visitar, las dos son preciosas... pero por qué no piensas en Cáceres, marzo, abril o mayo seria ideal y aquí tienes una buena guía ( creo que te encantaría ) Besos.


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