Sunday, July 2, 2017

July Bloom


July arrived hopefully the summer finally started. The deciduous azaleas are in bloom while the evergreen rhododendrons mostly faded.  I have two bushes of very hardy azaleas: the North American breeds 'Northern Light' and 'Mandarin Light'. The 'Northern Light' flowers are abundant, bright white-lemon color and seen from my cottage window. What a pleasure!


The flowers of 'Mandarin Light' variety are red-orange and aren't many, I think this azalea buds were damaged by ice in winter time. Last year this bush was covered with many oranges flowers.
The perennials are in hurry to grow, to bloom and have seeds. So Marguerite popped in free spots of my garden, even near the patio. Poor little rose that I've grown up from the cutting, it has sunk in Marguerite, oh! 


Red Geum coccineum grows and flowers like mad, invading the 'Gold globe' spirea. When I planted it last autumn I couldn't suppose that geum will place so wide. Most over I have a lot of simple and modest perennials as сornflower, violas, geranium, daylily, lily-of-the-valley, marguerite, geum.


I love their simpleness and always take pictures. 



Fuchsia was moved to the garden in May, placed in greenhouse till June. Now it grows in the garden and is enough healthy.


At the end I show you the rhododendron 'Pekka'  that is still in bloom. This is its third season, I haven't been sure it will flower at once. Lovely light-pink inflorescence cover this bush.


As summer is here, I enjoy it, love sitting on the terrace, having sunbath with a cup of tea or a glass of wine, with clean fingers, set the garden tools aside. 


41 comments:

  1. Good morning Nadezda,
    It's great that summer came in to your garden.
    I love the Azalea's and Rhododendron's you have. I tried them in my garden but they don't like kind of soil I am gardening on. Enjoy the beautiful weather!
    Flowergreatings Marijke

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    1. The rhododendrons grow well because here the soil is acid that they love.
      Thank you Marijke!

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  2. Bellissime fioriture! Mi piacciono soprattutto quei geum rossi e compatti! Complimenti :)

    Un saluto :)

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    1. I love red geum as well, pontos. They're modest flowers but so bright in the garden.

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  3. Your beautiful garden is a great place to relax and rest after work!
    I admire your azaleas, Nadezda !! My azaleas did not bloom this year!
    Happy Sunday !

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    1. Last winter was hard for rhododendrons, Ela. Perhaps your want to grow not to flower, let them do as they want :-)
      Happy week!

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  4. Hi Nadezda! Oh how in your garden blooms a lot of beautiful flowers! Have a nice week

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  5. Hello Nadezda,
    nice to see more of your garden plants. I like your yellow azalea and rhododendron.
    I know your feelings. I also love to sit in my garden on nice summer days drinking tea and having (typically German) a fruit cake.
    Have a nic summer day
    Sigrid

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    1. We both want to relax in our gardens, Sigrid. But as I sit down in that moment I see weeds and start to do gardening, :-)
      Have a nice Tuesday!

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  6. Hello dear Nadezda!
    I'm happy to see flowers from your wonderful garden.
    As you always showed beautiful pictures.
    Happy week.
    Kisses.
    Lucja

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  7. What gorgeous photos, Nadezda! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  8. Hola Nadezda. Un jardín hermoso lleno de bellas flores! Es un momento de felicidad, contemplar el fruto del trabajo dedicado.
    Buen inicio de semana

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    1. Gracias, Tania. Si, ahora en Julio puedo disfrutar el trabajo y descansar escuchando los pajaros.

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  9. Muy lindas las flores de tu jardín. Feliz semana.

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    1. Gracias, Teresa, feliz miercoles!

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  10. Your flowers are gorgeous. A beautiful time of year to set the garden tools aside for a moment or two and simply enjoy the beauty of your garden. It seems there is always work to be done and whenever I sit down, I see a weed that should be pulled or pruning that needs to be done. Thank goodness that summer has finally arrived for you!

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    1. Yes, thank God! The plants are in hurry to bloom and weed as well. So there is a moment to sit and enjoy at the evening, Peter.
      Have a nice Wednesday!

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  11. Deal Nadezda,
    thank you for your nice comment on my Blog. Your Garden looks wonderful in july, I really like fuchsias and so I planted some this year. But they grow only slowly.
    With kind regards
    Katharina

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    1. My fuchsias grew in the city in winter Katharina and were transported to the garden in May. As they were enough big they did well in the greenhouse too. I add them manure in the pots, they get taller and healthier.

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  12. Amazing flowers. You are great gardener. I love to sit on our balcony and just observe my flowers. We need more rainy days. I mean me and my flowers. hehehe Have a nice day dear Nadezda :)

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    1. I can send you some rains Aga :)
      I imagine how your nice are flowers from your balcony.
      Have a nice week!

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    2. Yes, please, send me some rain. :)Rainy week. :D I will show my balcony next month I think. :)
      Happy week for you. :)

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  13. Could you please send some rain here too? :)
    Oh, the 'Northern Light' and 'Mandarin Light' are wonderful, so full of sparkling joy!
    My 'Helsinki University' would have had many buds but probably the previous winter was too cold for them. The buds are dry and brown. 'Pekka' has green buds, but they don't seem to get open. Hmm.
    Otherwise I'm definitely enjoying summer. We have had some nice days, warm weather, but not too hot, and the air filled with scents of the lilacs and lupins, and then the roses will start blooming.
    Have a lovely July!

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    1. I promise you Sara tomorrow you'll get some rain (if Foreca doesn't deceive).
      My 'Pekka' and 'Helsinki University' have bloomed well but at the same time they popped new leaves, that was so strange. Usually rhododendrons start to grow new sprouts when the flowers fade. It's true: climate changes.
      I'm very glad summer is in your place too, let us value every warm day!

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  14. You must be so happy to see all these colourful blooms Nadezda. I always love the blue of the cornflowers among the brighter colours. They are a favourite in my vegetable garden!

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    1. Yes I am, Juliet. The blue colors in the garden remind me the blue sky.
      Thank you!

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  15. Olá, lindas flores que encantam, da sua janela pode apreciar tamanha beleza, é perfeito.
    Continuação de boa semana,
    AG

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    1. Gracias, Antonio, buen fin de semana!

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  16. Your azaleas are just stunning Nadezda. July is a good time to sit back and enjoy the gardens. The last two weeks of July are quite unbearably hot here.

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    1. I must say Jennifer the last month was unbearable cool here, rain and cold wind. What the change of climate! My azaleas are tolerant to cool weather and perfectly bloom.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  17. What gorgeous Azaleas and Geums you have!

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  18. White azaleas are rare in Japan. Yours are beautiful!!
    By the way, I missed the chance to write a comment to your previous post, but I'm very impressed by Dmitry Levin!!!
    What a talented artist!!! The dogs or cats in his paintings work very nice:) Thank you very much for sharing! I want to visit his exhibition someday!

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    1. I'm glad, Keity you liked Dmitry's work. I carefully chose his paintings to introduce to you and I think the dogs and cats animate his paintings much more.
      My azaleas are very hardy so I grow them successfully some years.

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  19. My goodness, but it is a beautiful day in your neighborhood. :-) Azaleas are on my to buy list. They are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous garden.

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    1. You're welcome Judy! Azaleas need to be chosen to your climate, mine are enough hardy to our climate.

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