Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Garden Blooms in Cold Mid-July

               Summer is strange this year. Some days were warm and even hot but they were not more than a week in June. In July we had no hot days at all till now. Looking at flowering plants and shrubs, I wonder how they can grow and bloom in such cold days and nights especially when the temperature drops to + 10C. But let's see what blooms in my garden in mid-July. 
We start from my front garden. This Delphinium suddenly bloomed next to the rose. I write 'suddenly' because it has been growing for 2 years and didn't bloom yet. I didn't know what color it is. Finally Delphinium turned bright blue with a white center. I love it! 
There is the new rose 'Amber' that I have recently planted. It is a yellow rose quite high and blooms in inflorescence of 3-4 buds.
 


Now let's go to the back garden. On the terrace, I hung a few small pots with Impatiens walleriana. When I bought, it has not yet bloomed and now you can see that it is a mixture of different varieties of red, white and white-red color. These ones I like most. In other containers dahlias, pelargonium, lilies, gladioli and begonias grow. Here is the dahlia with unusual flowers, isn't it?



Here is my pond, I'm proud of it because its landscape was made by my hands. Of course I was helped to change a liner and to put the tiles. Then I made a small bed between the pond and the patio and I planted some roses there.


The red rose 'Proud of England' flowers very well, other roses are still waiting for warm days. On the left you can see the rose bush 'P. Grootendorst'. It's not afraid of cold, even frost and blooms all summer (photo below).
Next to this 'P. Grootendorst' the white rose 'Blanc double de Coubre' is in bloom. It is very fragrant but flowers once in summer.



This bright red rose is climbing 'Flamentance'. It has to be high but suffers from the frost and can't grow more than 60 cm during the summer. 
Aquilegia is yellow this year. In general, they are often cross-pollinated and their color can be changed the next year. 
On the other side of the pond the small flowers of Gypsophila grow falling in the water. It often suffers from my lawn mowers, but soon recovered:))


Next to this bed a carnation is growing, there are two varieties: Dianthus barbatus and Dianthus alpinus.


Finally, let's look at the lawn and the flowers from the cottage terrace. My favorite rose 'Prestine' opens only a first bud. Probably it won't yet fully open because the night will be cold again, it's sad... In the distance you see the urns with begonias. Now the red ones began to bloom and the white begonias are also waiting for the heat, ha ha.


You have seen my garden in mid-July. And what blooms in your garden and what weather do you have now?






46 comments:

  1. We seem to have the same weather as you, except for now the cold temperatures are gone to be replaced by tremendous heat. Everything has shot up at least a foot and I have to run around retying the plants to their sticks. Your garden is looking so beautiful with a lot of variety and colour. The delphinium is a very striking shade of blue, especially with the white center. Of course I envy you your roses because I can't seem to grow them. No matter, you have many colours for me to admire. Your pond is lovely, congratulations for setting it up by yourself. I find the water so relaxing. I also see you have some lily pads. Will you be having any flowers?

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    1. I'm glad you liked my pond, Rosemary. There are 4 baskets with different varieties if water lilies and the lily pads you can see are growing filling the water surface. The white water lily faded but two red buds are going to open.

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  2. Wow, beautiful garden! so colorful and full of flower. The delphinium and dahlia are awesome. I really love it. I have ever sowed Delphinium seeds several years ago, but no one were germinated. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Endah, you're right: delphinium is difficult to grow from seed. Only fresh seed are well germinated, so I want to collect seed this summer and immediately plant them in greenhouse.

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  3. Your pond is lovely, you can be proud to set it up by yourself. I like the beds with roses and variegated Hostas around it. So exciting your blue Delphinium is blooming at last and the combination with the yellow of the Amber rose is wonderful. What concerns the weather, we have very strange weather too. We had some hotter days than we ever had before with temperatures up to 38 degr.C. and then it´s all of a sudden almost freezing with temp. just above zero at night and 10 degr.C. by daytime. The last two days we have rain......glorious rain, because it was dry.
    I scrolled again up and down this flowery post, I have to say I love your Dianthuses both very much too.
    Have a wonderful summer in your lush garden.

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    1. Thank you Janneke! The weather is not summery, seems like early autumn. The rose Amber grows next to beet-leafed Physocarpus and the combination is pretty enough, you're right. Today I've cut some Dianthuse flowers and put them in a vase!

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  4. The delphinium is my favourite blue. What a wonderful surprise to have it flower so suddenly. And your pond is charming. Your garden looks as if it receives lots of loving care. It's a pleasure to visit, thank you Nadezda.

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    1. Oh, my pond needs much care, Juliet. Especially after winter when the ice melts and the water is getting dirty due an algae. In summer I love to sit and watch the water life:))

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  5. The delphinium is gorgeous! I haven't seen any sign of my delphiniums and am wondering what has happened to them. We are in the midst of a heatwave here, but the most concerning part of the weather is all the rain we've had--I think some of my plants may be suffering from root rot. Such a pretty planting around your pond!

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    1. You have a drought and heat and we have cold ---what a weather, Rose! Hope your delphiniums will grow up.

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  6. Nadezda,
    all your flowers are beautiful.
    Larkspur and dahlia - stunning.
    Greetings:) *

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  7. You have such beautiful blooms, Nadezda! Our weather has been very hot and dry and many plants are blooming earlier than usual although my begonias seem a bit behind yours. Here's wishing you warmer days.

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    1. Nature need warm days here, thank you Peter!

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  8. Nadezda, your garden is so colorful and gorgeous ! It was a great virtual walk ! Always nice to see beautiful flowers !
    Greetings

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  9. Boa tarde, Ambos Jardins são maravilhoso, nota-se que são tratados com carinho o que faz as lindas flores felizes.
    AG

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    1. Estou satisfeito que você gostou das minhas flores. Obrigado AG!

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  10. Your flowers are beautiful. We're having up and down weather here too.

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  11. Dein Garten sieht ganz wunderbar aus.Vor allem die rote Dahlie hat eine sehr schöne Blüte.
    Vielen Dank für den schönen Spaziergang durch deinen Garten.
    Gruß, Anette

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    1. Glad you liked my garden. Thank you Anette for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Our summer has been very rainy, which is a bit unusual. Your garden looks beautiful, despite the cool temperatures. I love those roses. :o)

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    1. Hi, Tammy! I'm glad you haven't drought this summer and your dry creek was wet :))

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  13. Your garden, as usual Nadezda is stunning and full of colour. We've not had much of a summer here in the UK either but there's always hope. Thanks for your lovely comment on my recent post and so sorry I missed you when you were in London. Maybe another time. Hopefully I'm back blogging again now after my lengthy break. P x

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    1. Hope you had wonderful holidays, Patricia! Glad you're blogging again.

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  14. Hi Nadezda, love how much there's blooming in your garden despite the cold july. Same here, cold and grey weather and nothing blooming at the moment, can't wait for the Dahlia's to finally start showing their flowers, lots of green until now but no flowers yet. The roses have bloomed wonderfully in june with the warm and dry weather we had then but I'm still waiting for them to bloom a second time. Fingers crossed!
    Marian

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    1. Marian, what's the weather this year! All want warmth and sunny days those we waited in long winter months. Hope sun and warmth will back to your garden and roses will please you.

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  15. Nadezda, your Delphinium and roses are beautiful. I hope you get some warm weather soon!

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  16. How I enjoyed taking a virtual stroll through your garden, Nadezda! Thank you for these beautiful photos. On our patio I have pots of purple petunias, a new red salvia, and nasturtiums that have not bloomed yet. And lots of lettuce varieties! We too have very warm weather and now cooler weather. It is supposed to warm up again tomorrow. We had quite strong wind last night! Unusual for summer.

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    1. Yes, you're right Mary Anne. Sure your flowers look pretty on your patio (except bears :0)) Glad that the weather is nice in Alaska.

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  17. What a marvellous array of colours Nadezda. Your July garden is looking wonderful despite the weather.

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    1. Oh yes, despite the weather... thank you Angie.

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  18. It certainly is a strange summer this year. I am envious of your water lilies. We used to have some lovely ones but now we can't get them to grow

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    1. Due the nights are getting warm the water lilies the red one and white one start to bloom, Sue.

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  19. It is surprising that you have had so cold weather Nadezda, we have had it so hot here in London for such a long time. But your garden seems to have an abundance of flower regardless of the weather, I loved your new dahlia, what is it called? And your pond is so beautiful, I hope to have waterlilies in my garden next year too! Have a good week in your garden :-)

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    1. Sure Helene your new pond will be nice with water lilies. This dahlia is unusual, I forgot the name, sorry. The weather is getting a bit warmer, so my plants can grow and blossom.

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  20. Que maravillaaa....Nadezda , tiene que ser un placer pasear o sólo sentarse a comtemplar tanta belleza...está precioso!!!
    Un beso.

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    1. Laura, cuando yo siento y comtemplo en ese momento yo veo que necesito hacer aqui y alli :0)

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  21. We have the same, completely crappy weather too! I'm aslo surprised that anything blooms at all. But plants are tough creatures! I see you have your dahlia 'Blue BaYou' blooming already, not mine. I have only 'Bischop of Llandalf' in bloom for some weeks now. I started them off inside, so they are ahead.
    I really hope for some warmth and better weater, especially for cannas, as they need warth to grow. Today is quite nice but it is just for a day. It is predicted to be colder again tomorrow.

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    1. Yes, Tistou, today Sunday is enough warm and all my roses opened their buds, but the next week will be cold as forecast says. What a weather!

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