Sunday, June 14, 2015

GBBD - Garden in Blossom



My garden is in blossom.
The three Ismene have started to bloom in first week of June, their buds have appeared and opened on high spikes. Perhaps it's their personal record: mostly Ismene (Hymenocallis festalis) bloom in July. Or perhaps I'd stored the bulbs in inadequate cool place, because these bulbs need +6...+10 C for storing during winter time.


The first one was green-yellow Ismene, and then two white plants have bloomed. Hymenocallis festalis common name is Spider Lily or Ismene, they are very graceful.
 



This week was enough warm, +19 ...+24 C and new flowers appeared on the beds, I usually forget them and am surprised seeing their bright colors. 


 
Here are last tulips near my pond. I love that tulips bloom not all at once and some of them blossom in June.




In shady corner rhododendrons bloom. These are varieties 'Helsinki University' (on the left) and 'Peter Tigershtedt' (on the right). They opened their blossoms last week.


 
I think it because May and the first week of June was cool especially nights were cold. Here are other rhododendrons, varieties 'Northern daughter' , 'Cunningham's White' and one of azaleas 'Mandarin light' (orange).




Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day to all!



 Do you ever grow Ismene in your garden? 
 Do your rhododendrons bloom well? 










39 comments:

  1. Your rhododendron's are beautiful! They're hard to grow here because our summers are so hot. They have to be sited in a very sheltered spot. Those Ismene are so exotic looking! They're really pretty. :o)

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    1. That's interesting Tammy that I grow hard rhododendrons because of winter frost and you - because of hot summer! Ismene is enough rare plant but easy for growing.

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  2. Your garden looks wonderful. I think first picture is so beautiful with the Lonicera on the right. Your Ismene is already flowering, I have them in a tub as they are not hardy but I have grown them for several years.
    Enjoy yourself in your lovely garden Nadezda!

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    1. You're right Janneke, I grow ismene in tabs as well. Thank you, I will.

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  3. Oh, what wonderful flowers, Nadezda! Your tulips and rhododendrons and honeysuckle are gorgeous.
    I have never tried Ismene. My rhododendrons will not have many flowers this year, I think, because last year they were blooming very abundantly. (We have a 'Helsinki University' too.)
    Have a lovely Sunday!

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    1. Can imagine how nice your rhododendron is now, Sara. Mine bloom well except 'Pohjolan Daughter', it wintered badly.

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  4. Nadezda, thank you for this wonderful virtual walk in your garden ! I'm delighted with your beautiful flowers. Your garden is so beautiful !
    Have a nice Sunday :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked my garden in June, Ela.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog :)
    I think my little bird is a Serin :)
    Greetings

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  6. It's lovely to see the flowers opening.

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  7. I've never seen Ismene here in Japan. Very unique flowers, aren't they!! Rhododendrons are popular in Japanm but unfortunately, I don' have. Your garden looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing:)

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  8. Such bright, beautiful colors! You have some wonderful blooms. Happy GBBD!

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  9. Wonderful, everything so fresh and lush - fantastic. And I have to put this wonderful Ismene on my list. She is a beauty! Thank you for introducing her to me!
    All my best
    Elisabeth

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    1. You're welcome Elizabeth. And thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  10. Oh look at all those stunning rhododendrons.....I adore the variety of colors and only wish i could grow them successfully here!

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    1. Rhododendrons are grateful plants and if you, Donna can chose their varieties for your climate I'm sure you could grow them in your garden.

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  11. Está precioso Nadezda, será un gran placer pasear por él. Por aquí no sé como están resistiendo las flores esta semana ha sido más fria de lo normal en pleno junio con 13º :((
    Buena semana.
    Besos.

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    1. Que pasa con el clima, Laura? Aqui no tenemos lluvia , la tierra esta muy seca, y en Espana hace frio, esa temperatura es anormal.

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  12. Ismene is a new one on me and you can bet I'll be looking out it but will need to do a bit of research re conditions etc. It's an absolute stunner Nadezda.
    Your Rhododendrons are blooming at the same time as mine are, a few weeks late too due to the weather. Your whole garden is very floriferous right now.

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    1. Yes, Angie, it's flowering right now, it's a treat. I think Ismene will suit well to your garden and its winter storing isn't too complicated.

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  13. I have never grown Ismene and think it is very pretty. Your rhododendrons are just lovely Nadezda! I have just one small one at the moment. Hopefully one day I will have a few more.

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    1. Jennifer, sure your rhododendron will grow and bloom prettily. Ismene is rare plant here too.

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  14. Ismene flower is looked like spider lily here. I like your tulips and rhododendrons. The only one rhododendron remain on my garden. Yours looks so beautiful.

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    1. Glad that you liked my flowers Endah. You're right Ismene is other name of Spider lily and it's a tropical plant. Do you grow it and do you leave it in the soil for all the year?

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    2. Yes, I do. I leave the plant all year round.

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  15. What glorious summer colour to feast on while we are in the dead of winter. Thank you for sharing your garden Nadezda. It's always a treat to visit.

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    1. I know Juliet you're in winter now, cold and unpleasant season. We here in North were waiting for warm months, and finally we have cool summer:)) But I love greenery and flowers in my garden. Thank you!

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  16. What lovely blooms, Nadezda! It has been so warm here for the past month or more that all the tulips and rhododendrons have long since faded, so it's a treat to see your spring beauties.

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    1. I'm glad you liked my June flowers Rose!

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  17. Hi Nadezda.
    My Ismene ate snails and voles. I have a plague of pests.
    Your rhododendrons are beautiful. Great variety.
    Garden looks delicious.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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    1. Thank you Lucja and have a nice week!

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  18. What a gorgeous garden you have Nadezda girl ... and your walkway is perfect ! ... I'm glad to see Mandarin Lights blooming so well for you and the header picture is so pretty with it! .. I love that honeysuckle you have .. the colour is so delicate looking can you let me know which variety it is ?
    Take care
    Joy : )

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    1. Glad you love my honeysuckle this is Lonicera caprifolium variety, Joy. It's very sweet fragrant plant/

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  19. Irises and tulips are some of my favorite flowers! You have such a lovely garden. I would love to stroll through it and learn about all your flowers. Rhodies were prevalent in Oregon, where I used to live. Not so common in Alaska, though I think we have some varieties.

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    1. Sure some varieties of rhododendrons grow in Alaska, Mary Anne. There are very hardy of them bred for Northern areas.

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