Monday, July 15, 2013

GBBD – July, 2013

It’s my first time I write on GBBD. Now after a few weeks of hot and sunny summer my garden is in blooms!
I show you the Canadian and Dutch roses. They have always pleased me with their resistance to all weather conditions and diseases. They staunchly resist rain, wind, snow, severe frost. In winter time, when I see a big snowdrift and some rose branches sticking out, I do not worry for them. I have two varieties of Canadian roses: ‘Martin Frobisher’ and ‘Therese Bugnet’ and Dutch varieties Pink Grootendorst and F.J. Grootendorst (red). 

 

Other roses are quickly starting up behind these ones. ‘The Fairy’ is one of the most unpretentious and well known roses. In the spring it already has buds when I open its covering. 

 

Rose ‘Blanc Double de Courbet’ grows by itself, doesn’t need any covering for winter as well. This year it blooms well.


Floribunda rose ‘Anadia’ is silver-pink, was badly damaged last winter and now it has a few buds.


I've planted two new roses. One is a 'Pristine' rose and another is ‘Pride of England’ which so far have a few flower. The rose 'New Dawn' is blooming well, it's three years now.



Shrub Potentilla (Bloodroots) has white and yellow flowers, and Rubus odoratus (Thimbleberry) has purple ones.


Finally lilies have bloomed. I have some lilies because they badly grow in this soil such an inappropriate for them. The most unpretentious Asiatic lilies survived and are blooming.


Surprisingly this summer gladioli bloomed early. I have different varieties in big tubs, the germinated bulbs were planted in April. 



The first Delphinium flowered in my garden, it turned out the blue one. Previously, all delphiniums didn’t flower at all, have no idea why.


That's all about the Northern GBBD. Hope in August I will be able to show you other plants in blooms.
What new plants do you show in this GBBD? Do you have any problems with them?

62 comments:

  1. Everything is looking lovely. I like the Martin Frobisher rose, it has such a delicate colour. I haven't seen it before. Your lilies look much better than mine, the lily beetles have shredded them.

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    1. Some years before the lily beetles had eaten the most of survived lilies. I've bought the new ones. Martin Frobisher rose is very hardy, I love it for this. Thank you, Tracey!

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  2. Happy first Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post, Nadezda! Your blooms look beautiful and I'm surprised at how many roses grow in your northern garden. Some of those grow in Alaska but you have a couple that I didn't know when I was there.

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    1. Peter, we have climate zone 5a, up to -28 C. I think the frost in Alaska may be stronger than -28C :(( I always choose the plants, roses, perennials in accordance to the our zone. Thank you!

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  3. So glad you joined for Bloom Day, Nadezda! Your roses are all so beautiful. The Japanese beetles have arrived here, so mine aren't looking so good right now. You probably don't have Japanese beetles, do you? They can shred blooms very quickly, but they are usually gone within a few weeks and don't do any permanent damage to the plants, just make them look awful for awhile. I've never tried planting glads before--yours are gorgeous!

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    1. Rose, Japanese beetles are not here, mostly in the country. Sometimes they can be found in Far East, near Pacific ocean. I'm sorry your plant suffered and hope the beetles have gone away now. Thank you!

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  4. Oh how beautiful your flowers are now. I am loving all your roses and cannot pick out one I like more than the others. You have so many flowers! So wonderful to feast ones eyes on. Take time to enjoy them my friend.

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  5. All your roses are lovely, but I would swoon for Blanc Double de Courbet.

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    1. Jason, 'Blanc Double de Courbet' is totally simple rose, double, white and doesn't need anything. If I give it a bit of mineral feeding, it blooms as crazy. Thank you!

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  6. Your garden is like a paradise !!! So much colors of flowers ,healthy and for my eyes the most beautiful view !
    I am thinking that you spend more time and hard work !Congratulations to you !
    Have a nice week !
    Olympia

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    1. Olimpia, it's right, the garden doesn't grow well here in North without the hard work. I love to work and have satisfaction when my garden is flowering. Thank you!

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  7. I love a walk around your beautiful garden. It surprises me the way your roses survive the winter and still bloom beautifully. As you say, some roses are more hardy than others. Your gladioli blooms are gorgeous. They grow very well in pots. Thank you for this lovely post. I look forward to another garden walk in August.

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    1. You're right, some roses and plants are more hardy than others. I love my Japanese maple, floribunda roses, hydrangeas, clematises, etc but they all need to be cover with special cloth for wintering. The gladioli bulbs I store in my home, in St. Petersburg. Thank you, Betty!

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  8. You have so many lovely roses! I think my favourite was Pride of England, but they were all gorgeous. But I also love gladioli, I don’t have any this year, they don’t survive from year to year in my garden so I have to buy new ones every year and this year I didn’t. Next year I will!
    Happy GBBD and I hope you will keep on making GBBD posts, it is so great to have these posts to look back on for your own record, I have been doing it for 18 months now :-)

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    1. Helene, wonderful thought! I will keep on writing on GBBD, the nature is changing and the blooming will be different. Thank you!

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  9. Hi Nadezda
    Well, you certainly know how to pick your roses! Not only are they lovely but most are very low maintenance. I really like the 2 new ones Pristine and Pride of England. I'm glad you have so many things in bloom on GBBD!

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    1. Oh, yes, the low maintenance is very important for our climate, as well. I don't sure these two new roses would wintering well, but will try to cover them better. Thank you, Astrid!

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  10. Wow!!!I'm in love with your wonderful garden Nadezda!!! Your blooms look beautiful!!!
    All those preety and colorful flowers and roses!!!
    Great work!!!!Have a lovely week!!!
    Dimi...

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  11. The rose Blanc double de Coubert is my favourite, but as a rose lover I think they are all very beautiful. Amazing that your Gladiolus are flowering earlier than the Delphiniums.

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    1. This summer is enough warm and some days are hot, that gladiolus are blooming in the same time as roses, delphiniums, etc. Only hydrangea waits for cool weather, I suppose.
      Thank you, Janneke!

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  12. Such beautiful roses, Nadezda, and the blue of that delphinium is divine. Mine din't last long this season because of the hot weather.

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    1. You have the hot weather as we have very warm summer! Thank you, Carolyn!

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  13. Hello Nadezda - Wau where some beautiful flowers you show.
    When I think of where you live, I always think of "Siberian cold" - and can not understand that these beautiful flowers are with you - but you probably warmer with you than we have it in this country - and we've maritime climate - we have the water on all sides of the country.
    (Mild winters - cool summers)
    Just pt. the weather here - lightly clouded + 22 degrees.
    What does GBBD? Wish you a good Tuesday :) Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. Hanne Bente, we have no "Siberian cold", ha,ha! If you see the map your Denmark and St. Petersburg are close than Siberia and St.Petersburg. Our climate is zone 5a, yours is 7. Our winter is bad for roses, because after wet and mild weather the frost (-10-15 C)comes. GBBD is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, it is 15th every month, follow us!
      Thank you!

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  14. Absolutely stunning photos. The temperatures here in Montreal are very hot and humid, upwards of 40 celsius. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Hello Nadezda - I can see your response .... I was far out in terms of the climate where you live.
    Have checked Saint Petersburg and Denmark - and can see that we have almost the same climate (temperature).
    Totally GBBD - and put my roses. I do not have so many different flowers in the garden only rhododendron / roses / clematis ......
    Thank you for writing about it. Wishing you a good evening :) Hugs Hanne Bente

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    1. Thank you, Hanne Bente, happy GBBD!

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  16. Your roses are just fabulous. Getting the right rose for the proper conditions is so important, and it looks like your roses are very happy in your climate. I also love your delphiniums. That blue color is just beautiful.

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    1. It's really true, I try to purchase the plants those are to our climate. Thank you, Holley!

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  17. I have a bush of New Dawn in a pot. It's always done well, although it suffers from rust. I had never heard of C|anadian roses, although there is so much I don't know about roses - wonderful flowers. I would like to find a rose that flourishes even when it is dry weather. There isn't a good water supply near my roses (planted in the ground. not in pots) and when the weather is hot like now, it is a struggle to find enough for them.

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    1. Jenny, I think 'Blanc double de Courbet' blooms well without watering. It grows in ground. If I see some spots of rust I spray the bushes with bluestone (sulfate of copper).
      Thank you!

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  18. Your roses are quite lovely! So good you've found some healthy ones that survive well in your climate. I love rugosa roses like 'Blanc Double de Coubert' most for the strong sweet fragrance, and the delicious fruits! Do you make rose hip jam or tea with them?

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    1. No, I don't!The hips are pretty on the bush in fall! This rose blooms well this summer, didn't suffer of winter.
      Thank you, Michelle!

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  19. Que hermosura, estas rodeada de flores por todas partes:))
    Las dos primeras fotos de rosas aquí se llaman rosas de pitiminí.Todas las fotos son preciosas, pero la de los gladiolos me encanta!!
    Ven a ver "una joya" de Lisboa, y si vas alguna vez sube a él.
    Un beso.

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    1. Estoy contenta que te gustaron mis gladiolos, cada dia una flor nueva se abre.
      Gracias, la voy a ver, Laura!

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  20. Woow, your roses are just gorgeous!! It's very humid and hot in Japan, so I have no roses for now in my garden. But I can enjoy the beautiful flower here, Thank you:) I've never seen the Potentillas. the shapes of its leaves are interesting! Thank you for sharing, Nadezda. Have a great weekend:)

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    1. I think Potentilla is a bush for your small garden. You can prune it and grow in a pot. It's very hardy and has round shape.
      Thank you, Keity!

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  21. I love these Nadezda! I love roses and these are among the most beautiful roses that I've ever seen in my life!

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    1. Thank you very much, Optimistic Existentialist!

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  22. Simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden Nadezda.

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  23. What beautiful roses you have Nadezda! I am curious about the Rubus odoratus (Thimbleberry)? It looks a lot like a wildflower I recently admired growing on the edge of a forest. What are its growing characteristics? I have a white Potentilla and it is one of my most favourite shrubs. I have mixed luck with delphiniums so I won't offer any advice. Much to my surprise, I have one in half-shade that is flowering nicely. I would have thought that it would have preferred full sun.

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    1. Rubus odoratus has another common name 'raspberry ornamental'. Its berries are edible but very sour, I didn't eat them! It grows as weed, near the fence, everywhere. My white Potentilla is very small, grows slow, the yellow one grows very fast.
      Thank you, Jennifer!

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  24. What a gorgeous selection! Roses are so beautiful that I just love it so much when they come into bloom and hope for a dedicated rose garden at my next house!

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  25. Hello Nadezda - thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I can NOT swim. Was the child pushed into a lake and was drowning ...... is afraid of water.
    Have partly "overcome" a bit of my fear, take some many with my husband in our motorboat and sailing also with him in our two-seater kayak (though completely inside the lakeshore) .... Wish you a great and sunny week-end .
    The weather here at present. solar + 23.0 degrees. DMI (weather forecast) has promised up to 30 degrees on Monday ......

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    1. Glad you have such hot weather, your plants will wonderful grow and bloom. Thank you, Hanne Bente!

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  26. Lovely roses. Stunning blooms, so many of them! Happy weekend, Nadezda!

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  27. So many beautiful roses, it was a delight to look at the pictures! I wish I could visit your garden in person...

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    1. I wish you could.. Thank you, Masha!

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  28. Wonderful post Nadezda! As you know I don't grow roses because I have had very bad experiences with them and I just gave up. I find it so funny that I, as a Canadian have no roses and you have a Canadian rose that does so well in your garden. I think I might give Martin Frobisher a chance after seeing your beautiful photos of its blooms :)

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    1. 'Martin Frobisher' is enough high bush, with green-yellowish leaves and it blooms 2-3 months, then it a bit grows and blooms the second wave. I love this bush, is hardy and pretty. Thank you, Rosemary!

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  29. Хороший уик-энд Nadezda :)))

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  30. Everything looks lovely and I was interested to see which roses do well for you. Do you grow any of the David Austin 'English roses ' ? I was wondering how they would cope with your conditions.

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    1. Unfortunately David Austin roses can't survive winter here. Although they write that these roses are very hardy, I can say that isn't true. I live in zone 5a and think David Austin roses are for zone 6. I had 4 or 5 roses, very nice as 'Gardener's friend' but all they were bad in spring.
      Thank you for stopping by, Jane!

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  31. Lots of beautiful blossoms. I love all your roses especially.

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