25 heinäkuuta 2017

Floral Bliss #31


The old Bourbon rose Louise Odier is the most delicate of my roses.
Poor Louise freezes every winter so that only two or three stems are left.


But in the summer Louise grows vigorously and delights me with a few flowers.
Behind it is growing the clematis Warzawska Nike, but it is still in bud.



Many times I have thought to dig the whole Louise away because it is 
so thin and no delight for the eye.
But its few blooms are beautiful, so worth keeping?






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24 heinäkuuta 2017

Onnea on... Happiness is...



❤︎ ÄITI - MOM ❤︎

The title tells the topic of this week's Makrotex Challenge.
And my answer is definitely ÄITI - MOM.
After a few days' separation you ought to have seen the happiness and joy of
Ananas - Pineapple and Kookos - Coconut when my daughter-in-law arrived!


These Bernese Mountain Dogs weigh about 50 kilos and 
my coffee table was in danger for they both wanted to get in the lap of Elli.



Now Kookos - Coconut is expecting puppies ❤︎
They are due in August.

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20 heinäkuuta 2017

Tiny White Butterflies


This week I have been especially happy with Gillenia trifoliata.
Right now they bloom so charmingly.



In Finnish its name is Perhoangervo which means literally Butterfly spiraea.
There is no relation to spiraeas,
but indeed the flowers are like a million tiny white butterflies.


Gillenia is difficult to photograph,
I succeeded better as a bouquet added with Karl Rosenfield.






Kukkailottelua
Green Weekend
Gartenglück

Summer is such a glorious time, isn't it!

18 heinäkuuta 2017

Floral Bliss #30


IT'S CAMPANULA TIME 


I don't know where this lilac Campanula latifolia / Ukonkello has come from. 
Maybe by cross pollination for I have it in white & blue too.
These are big & handsome plants but flowers last only a day or two.
They soon turn very, very ugly and I cut them down, also in order to prevent self sowing.



Looks pretty messy on photo but looks nice in the garden:
On the forefront high white & unknown Geranium, behind a large bush of C latifolia
and on the background Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'.




Campanula persicifolia / Kurjenkello in white or blue is my favourite.
These are just starting...



Campanula trachelium / Varsankello self seeds eagerly and the flowers last long.
The whites are not yet open.



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17 heinäkuuta 2017

Marja - Berry



Oma maa mansikka, muu maa mustikka.

Our Finnish saying means something like this:
Your home country is strawberry, other countries are blueberries.



They taste sooo good!
I eat strawberries as such or with yoghurt, quark, whipped cream,
seldom with ice cream for me it is too sweet.


Monday turned to be a rainy day. So I bought a box and shall deepfreeze some for the winter.



Let's enjoy the tastes of summer!

14 heinäkuuta 2017

Weekend in Black & White


My cat Sissi bird watching. Without the bar on open window,
she would jump outside and eat up all little birds.

The bird theatre goes on despite the season :)
A short nap is needed inbetween.