Monday, June 18, 2012

Oh, Kalinka, Kalinka...

    It's wonderful midsummer day! 


What plants are in bloom in the northern garden? Viburnum (Kalinka) is flowering, its small flowers that  bear berries are in the center and the other medium flowers at the edges attract bees for pollination.



 This is my first clematis, poor thing, it was slightly damaged by the snails.



I have grown hang-downing begonia and pelargonium at home. They feel great in my garden now.


I am looking forward to the first buds of Canadian roses, am pleased that have bought two varieties of these roses: "Martin Frobisher" and "Therese Bugnet",  they are very hardy and undemanding. Now the first buds appeared on the rose v. "Therese Bugnet".



Decorative alliums appear in different places of the garden.



34 comments:

  1. Is the song "Kalinka" about the flowers of viburnum?

    I too have most of the plants which flower in your Northern garden in my English/Welsh garden. We still have a lot of rain and very little sunshine; everything is late, but very very green.

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    1. Frico, the song "Kalinka, Kalinka moya" is about the tree, viburnum, but the berries (those I love to pick up after some frozen days)are called the same word. Your Welsh summer weather is very similar to ours. More rain than sunshine. Thank you!

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  2. Привет из Испании.

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    1. Juan, gracias que visite mi blogue!

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  3. Love the viburnum! It looks so summery!

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    1. Sweetbay, Thank you for dropping by! I love your day lilies too.

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  4. Thank you for stopping by One A Day In The Garden, it's wonderful to make new gardening friends.
    I love the viburnum, I am wondering which one you have that is edible? In Alaska where I grew up we had a viburnum we called high bush cranberry, the berries produce a musky tart berry that made excellent juice. I miss seeing them all over the place.
    Your flowers are beautiful, I've not seen the white allium and it is quite lovely. Wild roses to me are the best kind, while I love the bigger roses (my Grandma grew them) the wild roses are the rose of my childhood so I love them best.

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    1. The "Kalinka" that grows in my garden is v. Viburnum opulus. Its berries are very tasty only when after being frozen.Thank you for visiting my blog, I'll often read your posts, too.

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  5. Hello Nedezda !!
    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog so often .. I have slowed down with posts because my garden is demanding a lot of me lately so when I crawl back in the house I am exhausted !
    Your flowers are beautiful and I am so delighted to know you have our Canadian roses !!
    They will not let you down girl : )
    Joy ... My Warsaw Nike clematis has been blooming its heads of for a few weeks now .. so next it will be the later season clematis and more roses I hope !

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    1. Joy, my Canadian roses have not never upset me! Now I'm waiting for blooming. Thank you!

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  6. Your garden is so full of beautiful flowers! I love your clematis - such a deep blue color. I've just planted a few of them, but they have not flowered yet.

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    1. I hope your clematis will please you soon, Spurge, thank you!

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  7. Beautiful flowers. wow! I can never grow them like that. Great work.

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    1. Peter, your recipes are great too. I'll try to make jam. Thank you!

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  8. The alliums are very pretty, Nadezda. Next year I am adding some white alliums. I have a very similar viburnum, but mine is not nearly as nice. The poor thing was eaten by little grey worms. This seems to happen every year and I must figure out a better way to combat this annual pest.

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    1. Jennifer, you're right. Many pests like leaves and flowers of Viburnum. I try to spray it as soon as the buds appear on its branches. Thank you!

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  9. You have some lovely flowers Nadezda, your climate must be very hard, but that sometimes focuses the mind into choosing just the right plants to cope with that and the outcome has a unified wholeness that gardeners with more choice don't always achieve. Thanks for your comments, Hemerocallis are very tough plants and would be very suitable in your garden too! Christina

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    1. Christina, I've got some daylilies in my garden, but they they are not yet in bloom.Of course, I choose the very hardy plants, out climate is not warm enough. Thank you!

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  10. Hi Nadezda
    Great photos of your viburnum and allium. And how wonderful that you have 2 Canadian "Explorer" roses. You will find they need no care whatsoever and will come back strong year after year. And thanks to your post, I've been humming "Kalinka kalinka kalinka maya" for days now :)
    Astrid

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    1. Astrid, thank you! About roses I can say: how wonderful that is the hardy roses nursery, that helps us in Northern gardens. You may be proud, it's in Canada! I hope your viburnum is well and may be called "kalinka" now :0)).

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  11. Beautiful! Here viburnums bloom in April :). I do have a doublefile viburnum like yours, that blooms spring to frost but does not set berries. Do yours?

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    1. Masha, thank you for stopping by my post! We call the double viburnum Boul de neige (Snowball). I've got one small, it doesn't yet bloom. My viburnum (Kalina)is v.Viburnum opulus and sets berries. They are tasty only after first frost, they lost bitterness.

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  12. Hey there, your Begonia and pink Alliums are lookin' good! Is this all you have growing right now? Would love to see more pics of the hanging red begonia. Its always been a favorite of mine.

    -Carlos Hernandez
    Tree Service New York

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    1. Сarlos, Thank you for stopping by my blog! My Alliums pink and white grow some years in my garden and are hardy for our cold winters. Red Begonia paniculata I've grown at home and then planted in a garden container. I love begonia too.

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  13. That begonia has the most beautiful blooms, so red and gorgeous. All of your blooms are so beautiful. The viburnum almost looks like a lacecap hydrangea.

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    1. Thank you, Sage! When I'd bought that begonia bulb and planted at home, I didn't think it grow so beautiful!

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  14. Oh your flowers are so lovely. You must enjoy taking it all in each day.

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  15. I love your flowers, Nadezda! Alliums are my favorites. I like large ones and small ones too ('Drumsticks'especially).

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    1. Tatyana, these white alliums are very modest, they are low and were not visible growing near the roses. Thank you for stopping by!

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  16. Beautiful blooms, Nadezda! I love allium, they are almost too unreal to be flowers and I am so happy to see you have some of our hardy Canadian roses growing in your garden :)

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    1. Rosemary, the Canadian roses are very hardy and the best for our climate! They stay all winter without any special cover, only snow covers them! Thank you for stopping by my post!

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  17. Hi Nadeza. I just love the blooms on your Viburnum.Gorgeous. Your begonia is a pretty one. I have an awful time growing them. I think I drown them. LOL! Your Clematis is so lovely. The bugs get to mine too. Nasty little things. LOL! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Lona, my begonias are continuing blooming, the next one is double yellow. I wait for the Echinocea, hope will bloom nice like your!

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