Monday, July 18, 2016

GBBD in July 2016

 I am late for the Garden Blog Bloom Day this month, therefore I have made pictures of the flowers blooming now in my garden. Despite of the terribly rainy and windy last week the plants are healthy and keep growing and flowering. 
Last week when I came into the garden I had picked up all fallen petals and leaves and even some branches and  had put new hard sticks to flowers and veggies. Fortunately my veggies are growing well and the same are black currant, strawberry, gooseberry and red currant. I think I'll make jam and then freeze the rest of berries.
Elaeagnus argentea has fruit now - these silver berries usually stay on its branches and it's funny to see them on bare branches in winter, look like Christmas decorations.
The pond lives its own life, there are many insects as water beetles, dragonflies, pond skaters, newts and frogs. Nymphaeas open their red, white and yellow buds every day and one froggy loves watching them sitting on a leaf.























Here they are: 

first crop of strawberry and Elaeagnus argentea
Rose 'Golden showers' and black currant berry
Dianthus and red currant berry
rose 'Fairy' and gladiolus
Delphinium and dahlia 'Blue BaYou'
tomato 'St. Piere' and green pea   
Nemphaea and little frog on water lily leaf 



Happy GBBD! I wish you sunny and warm days, healthy plants and good crop

49 comments:

  1. Nadezda Hello! Your garden is the growing season well underway. Succulent looking strawberries. Red water lily flower is really beautiful. Happy upcoming week for you.

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    1. Thank you Anne, have a nice week too!

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  2. It is summer even in your northen region! Enjoy the fruits of your labour. Groetjes Hetty

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  3. Glorious summer flowers, fruits and vegetables. We have the first real warm days here, I love it after all that rain.
    Have a wonderful week Nadezda!

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    1. Our weather is similar, Janneke. One warm day an 4-5 cool ones. Hope you have sunny days now!

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  4. You have strawberries, and I have raspberries. It's a wonderful time of year when you add the fresh fruit to the beautiful blooms. :-)

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    1. Yes, it is, Judy, fresh fruit is wonderful!

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  5. What a wonderful display showing the bounty and beauty in your garden right now....enjoy!

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  6. You have many fruits and flowers!! I envy you, because we are having very hot(35 degree) and humid climate, these days... Not only humans but also plants are getting tired... I love a lotus flower. Enjoy your summer garden:)

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    1. Keity, send us a bit of 35 C, please. I'm wanting to warm at last.

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  7. Oh, Nadezda, what wonderful flowers and berries in your garden!
    (I keep scrolling this post up and down.) The pink water lily is magical.
    Have a happy and sunny week!

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    1. This water lily opened in June and is keeping flowering, it's pretty.

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  8. I absolutely love your waterlilies Nadezda – and I miss the smell and taste of blackcurrants, I used to grow them in Norway. Maybe I could plant one bush in the carpark outside my garden – no one uses that area anyway. I hope you have got nice summer weather by now, happy GBBD!

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    1. Helene, I think blackcurrant can grow everywhere but it need a lot of water, especially during berry maturing.

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  9. Lovely pictures! And the fruits looks so yummy...

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  10. Those water lilies are to die for Nadezda girl !
    Many years ago we had a little tub pond and had water lilies in it with goldfish .. but raccoons ate the goldfish and broke my heart, so that was the end of that.
    You have so many different fruits and veggies that is wonderful! I haven't made jam in years but there is nothing like your own is there ? especially in the middle of winter .. haha.
    Yes veronicastrum (Lavender Towers) is tolerant of our crazy winters so you would be fine with it! Do try it out because it is awesome : )
    Take care !
    Joy

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    1. You're right Joy, there is nothing tastier than your own jam, so I will make some jars :D
      Thank you for veronicastrum, will find here.

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  11. I'm late for Bloom Day, too, Nadezda, but every day is bloom day this time of year! Such delicious looking fruit; now I'm hungry for fresh jam:) Beautiful water lilies; how fun it must be--and relaxing--to watch the wildlife in your pond.

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    1. It's true, Rose, to sit near the pond, look at its life, insects, water lilies - it's time to unwind. I make my own jam every year and it 'goes away' very fast :). Have a nice week!

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  12. A good idea to make jam from your berries. When you freeze berries, do you cook them first?
    You have a lovely bountiful garden full of fresh fruit and veggies and pretty blooms. I like the Dianthus. It has a very sweet perfume, I think.

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    1. Betty, I clean berries, dry them and then put in a freezer in small containers, on -24 C. In winter when I take berries they unfreeze very fast and I use them for a cake or a dessert.

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    2. Thanks Nadezda. That makes it easier than stewing, then freezing.

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  13. Great garden!!! Fantastic photos!:))

    xxBasia

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  14. Looks like your garden is as beautiful and bountiful as ever, Nadezda. I also wish you sunny and warm days, healthy plants and good crop.

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    1. Thank you Peter, we do need warm days here.

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  15. Happy GBBD, Nadezda! Looks like the currants and raspberries will make some delicious jam! Your water lilies are also beautiful.

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    1. I do love water lilies as well, thank you Jason!

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  16. Nice! Soon there will be more fruits than blossoms in monthly post, I guess. ;)
    You have such a nice big clusters of red currants, mine were blooming a lot, but had only few berries in each cluster. Think reason is our poor soil + whole month without rain. Black currants are in better condition, good as they are my favorite.
    And what name has this very interesting Dahlia You have?

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    1. We have rain very often, I'd like less water :(
      This is dahlia variety 'Blue BaYou', Köögikata.

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  17. Lovely pictures of your July blooms and berries Nadezda. I particularly like that little Dianthus and the Gladioli is a stunner!

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    1. Angie, this dark blue gladioli surprised me as well because I actually remember that I didn't buy blue gladioli, perhaps it was pollinated last year. Have a nice weekend!

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  18. Esta todo muy lindo, me encanta. Un beso.

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    1. Gracias Teresa, buen fin de semana!

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  19. Oh My Gosh! your garden is a treat to eyes and taste with all those flowers, fruits and veggies. Where is this located? In Russia?

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    1. You're right KL, my garden is on 60th northern parallel, near Saint Petersburg, :)
      Nice Sunday!

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  20. Mucha vida y color tienes hoy aquí. Las flores están preciosas Nadezda. Espero que tus tomates vayan mejor que los nuestros este año. Los tenemos así como los tuyos, pero están parados apenas crecen :(( otros años en esta época ya los comíamos.
    Un beso

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    1. Espero que tus tomates maduran pronto asi que los mios estan grandes pero verdes - se pararon de enrojecer.
      Besos!

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  21. Everything looks so vibrant and colorful, you must just walk outside and get an immediate smile on your face. :-)

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  22. Do you find that most berries freeze well? I do, but strawberries seem to lose their special taste when frozen. What a lot of lovely pictures, as usual, you are such a genius gardener!!!!

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    1. Berries that have hard peel freeze well and you're right Jenny, therefore strawberry don't freeze well and lose its taste.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  23. How full of life this post is. I love berries; they always feel quite precious.

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