It seems summer has remembered about our Northern area and decided to treat us. August is much warmer than June and July, night temps are above 15 C. So all my plants are in their best, grow and blossom. Now is the time of gladioli, lilies, roses and asters. Clematis Rouge Cardinal blooms like crazy, lilies open their buds every day. One lily is deep red I do not remember when I bought it, perhaps it didn't bloom for several years and I forgot about.
This year asters unusually rapidly grow and flower. I like asters, grow them from seed. Asters are planted near the pond among the roses, because I forgot to replant them so now I left them at this place.
I bought this Pelargonium on sale in April, it was a plant with one branch and 6 leaves. Look how it liked growing in the garden and it has interesting flowers. In September I will move my Pelargonium to the city.
Rose 'Swany' blooms the second summer, it winters well that is very important in our climate of rain and frost.
Now I will tell you about this year harvest. My apple trees rest after a heavy crop of the last year, but this apple tree still decided to treat me with small red apples. I do not know how many of them will ripen but now they are falling even immature. Also there is a huge amount of red currant in my garden. I decided to freeze them instead of making jam or jelly.
I am glad that a lot of sorrel and parsley has grown on raised beds. I often make sorrel soup and want to also freeze it for winter.
I will probably leave some zucchini and courgette to ripe until the autumn, to harden their skins so they take longer to lay in a storage. The very young ones I use in soup and fry with oil.
Before I sat down to write this post I had picked black currants. I did a half-bucket and later will pick a full one. Tomorrow I want to make jelly and leave some berries to eat with ice-cream and cake.
Here is my gazebo, where in hot days I rest, write and read your comments. Clematis Jackmanii makes shadow at sunny morning.
Which flowers you were surprised this year? What harvest has grown in your garden this summer?