14 toukokuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #139 - Enjoy the Life!


Finally we have got summer temperatures of 19-25 C. In the sun on our terrace 35 C!
It has been a gorgeous week. The nature is awakening rapidly, trees are sprouting 
and new joys can be noticed every day. I have Anemone ranunculoides growing 
in many places. Have not planted them, they have just appeared by themselves.






I don’t usually buy hydrangeas, neither in pot or as cut flowers,
because I don’t know how to take care of them.
As Mother’s Day present I got this gorgeous lilac hydrangea together with
a beautiful poetry book: To Mother, poems about life and love.


The book contains classic Finnish poetry of Eino Leino, Katri Vala, 
Saima Harmaja, Uuno Kailas etc. Such a sweet gift.

FLOWERING EARTH
by Katri Vala (1901-1944)

The earth bubbling with purple lilac sprays,
white mildew of the rowans,
red star clusters of sticky catchflies.
Blue, yellow, white flowers
undulating as meadows of mad seas. 
And the smell! 
More wonderful than the holy incense! 
Hot and vibrant and madly insane, 
the pagan scent of the earth's skin!

Live, live, live! 
Live furiously the high moment of life, 
the petals extremely open, 
live blooming fabulously.
Be delirious about the scent, the sun -
be drugged, live to the fullest!

What about the fact that death is coming! 
What about that this multicolored beauty 
falls withered onto the ground. 
After all, we have blossomed once! 
The sun has shone, 
the great and burning love of heaven, 
directly to our blooming hearts, 
to the vibrating core of our being!



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12 toukokuuta 2021

Time of Groundcovers


As we got some lovely warm temperatures, many groundcovers are in full bloom.
Scillas are soon over but Omphalodes verna is gorgeous in its blue and
they are blooming in many spots around my garden.



Yellow Ficaria verna conquers every year more space.
It blooms around hostas that are not yet showing.
Anemone ranunculoides is also a sweet & sunny spring bloom.





Veronica filiformis is also eager to spread. Here in the middle of Stachys byzantina.



Gorgeous sunny spring!

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10 toukokuuta 2021

May’s Tiny Beauties


As this year’s May has been so cold, scillas and wild anemones are still in bloom.






This year I grow yellow Tropaeolum from seed and Lysimachia mummularia ’Aurea’ 
from small lumps. Lysimachia spend the winter planted into ground and I use them in pot plantings.


Not yet real sprouting as you can see. A few wood pigeons visit daily my garden.

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09 toukokuuta 2021

Warm Wool Colors


Azaleas of Haaga Rhododenron Park in 2018. Blooming time in Finland is June.


Novita wool shades this week are sunflower, wheat corn and rowan.

07 toukokuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #138 - Happy Mother’s Day!


On Sunday we celebrate in Finland Mothers’ Day. As present for mothers also pot plants 
are very popular. Any plant will do: roses, orchids and hydrangeas. I usually get a rose.



It’s the time of wood anemones and the breath of the spring wind,
I stop and think for a moment who deserves praise, 
It's my mom, the most wonderfuleven more precious than gold.

I open the window to spring and put a bouquet of flowers on it. 
I raise a toast of sparkling wishing a glorious Mother’s Day!


Cool spring continues, so far some groundcovers are blooming, 
not much else. 
But next week we’ll have a three days’ summer with 18-21 C. Isn’t that something!




For the First of May I had a simple bunch of alstromerias. 



All the wonderful blooming still ahead. Soon the cherries will bloom!
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04 toukokuuta 2021

Outdoors Fun


First warming up - then jogging. The pupils of the local elementary school
had their excercise lesson outdoors.




The scenery continues bare due to cold spring. Photos taken 29 April.

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02 toukokuuta 2021

Wool Colors of Novita




The theme Colorful World  of Novita wool yarns continues. This week’s shades  are
Morning dew, Knapweed and Ice. 

30 huhtikuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #137 - Spring in the Neighbourhood



Around the festivities of First of May, in Finland called Vappu, the weather is usually bad.
Perhaps the gods want to keep people away from too wild celebrating and booze drinking 
on the streets and in the parks :)) I’ll share today some impressions seen while walking 
in the neighbourhood and then some fantastic plants of the garden center Viherpaja. 
I shopped only with my eyes, no annuals can be planted yet.



I certainly wish good luck to this guy who tries to get rid of his invasive
Fallopia japonica! I had only a couple of small plants, but it took me
five years to get rid of them without poison.


Kids of the local elementary school had their excercise lesson outdoors.
As you see the birches are not sprouting yet.


The garden center Viherpaja had on sale stunning Mandevilla plants in white and pink.




... and pelargonias and roses with a trunk!




The most exquisite plant was this big Echium webbii, that I have never seen before.
I think that Nova must know it, because it grows on the Canary Islands. 
See the link of Wikipedia where you’ll find a beautiful photo of a fully grown plant. 

"Echium webbii is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it is restricted to the island of La Palma. The flowers are normally blue and produced in numerous spikes in early summer, but a hybrid is sometimes seen with white or pink flowers. It grows to average height 100 centimetres (39 in), maximum height 150 centimetres (59 in).The plant is not very tolerant of cold, and in the wild is a shrub. It can be grown in gardens in mild areas, but requires good drainage."



I have lost many Japanese maples, but think I have to try this lime one once more!
Bougainvillea is definitely not for me, but stunning it is!



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Hyvää Vappua! - Happy First of May! - Skål to Spring!

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