Monday, August 15, 2016

GBBD in Mid-Ausust 2016


Happy Garden Blog Bloom Day! 
The summer is in full swing, where have flown June, July to? I'm wanting to stop some summer moments to recollect them in long dark winter months. I love every morning watching my garden bathing in sunshine or rainfall, or moving under wind.
Now I show you my plants in mid-August. The four pond water lilies are flowering, and the last one is a yellow Nymphaea. Isn't it a beauty?

This year gladioli bulbs aren't well in bloom, I think they are too old, I need to exchange them or grow new ones of 'kids'. This one gladioli is my favorite, very old bulb. What is your experience in growing gladioli?



Hostas  near the pond as always bloom well, Asian lilies decorate my front garden.
New rose (don't remember a name) survived this winter and blooms quietly between tuja and geranium. Phlox, clematis 'President' and monarda weren't damaged this winter as well and are in bloom along the path to the patio. By the way only 2 of 6 clematis survived, it's very pity. 


Verbascum grows near the fence and it hadn't been seen because of the blackcurrant bushes. Right now its lemon-yellow flowers appeared highly.


And what a treat to see this tiny fuchsia that started to open buds. It looks like a little ballerina :)
I hope you, my friends are enjoying summer, I wish you warm days and a few rains!

51 comments:

  1. We always seem to end up with just salmon pink gladioli after a while. Waterlilies just won't grow in our pond,

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    1. Is your pond too shallow, Sue? I made it deeper when planted nymphaeas.

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    2. No the pond is deep enough but the water is pumped through a filter for the fish and so moves too much.

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  2. It amazes me that you have such beautiful, flourishing plants when winter is so severe in your region. I'm not surprised that you enjoy them all, in the time they are in bloom.
    You have a beautiful garden. You must work very hard!
    Thank you for sharing these delights. I appreciate it very much.

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    1. You're welcome, Betty. And you're right: as cold months are so long, I enjoy all my plants that grow and flower.

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  3. This is really the joy of high summer, beautiful Nadezda, it looks great. About the Gladiolus, I have them too and already for many years the same bulbs, but I think we sometimes have to add some new ones, to keep them going. Over the years the number of them have reduced substantially here.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. Oh, yes, Janneke, the number of gladioli bulbs has reduced, I've noticed that. I should buy the new ones for the next year. Thanks for your advice!

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  4. So sorry to hear only 2 clematis survived. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Yes, it's pity Linda. One of them was growing 6 years in my garden. Next spring I will buy some new clematis.

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  5. Oh, how beautiful flowers you grow in the garden!

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  6. Esta todo precioso, con flores muy lindas. Un beso.

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  7. I think you have to buy new gladiolus bulbs. I like the small ones best. You don't have to stake these. The summer colours make me happy. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Thanks for your advice Hetty. I should purchase new bulbs and grow the little ones.

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  8. Very beautiful flowers! Great photos! Have a nice day! Kiss:))

    xxBasia

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  9. Your flowers look gorgeous but I am enthralled by your water lilies because those I don't have but really want. :-)

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    1. Judy, water lilies are very pretty, you're right. I always wait their flowers since first warm days. Thank you!

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  10. Your flowers are all beautiful, but I really love the day lilies because I don't have any of those but sure wish I did. :-)

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  11. Wow !! Nadezda, Your garden is just amazing and looks like a floral paradise!
    Lovely flowers !!
    Greetings

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  12. So far you seem to have had a beautiful summer Nadezda. Here it was fine till the middle of July but then it got very dry and things did not bloom well. Fortunately the rain was back today.
    As usual your photos are very good.

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    1. This summer is quite special, Alain: isn't hot, too much rain,very windy. Forecast says the end of August is warm enough. Will see!

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  13. Your water lilies are especially gorgeous! So many lovely blooms in your August garden. June and July have flown by too quiclky! I used to grow gladoli in my Alaska garden but haven't grown them here for many years. They are beautiful and there are even several that are winter hardy here in our warm winters.

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    1. Peter, I'd love to grow hardy gladioli but...they aren't for our climate :) Next spring I will buy new bulbs. Thank you!

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  14. The summer has indeed flown by. Your pond looks like the perfect place to spend a hot summer afternoon; there is something so peaceful about water lilies. I never plant gladioli, so I can't give any suggestions. I tend to forget about plants I have to dig back up in the fall. Your Monarda is beautiful!

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    1. I agree Rose, I hate to dig back in autumn gladioli, dahlia, some varieties of lilies, canna, calla etc. And I also store them in city, it's a problem every winter.

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  15. Lovely, especially the Water Lilies!

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  16. Oh, Nadezda, your garden is full of beauty. The close-ups of flowers are wonderful, but you can also see beautiful plants behind and around the depicted plant. Your garden looks orderly AND lush! :)
    The dancing fuchsias made me smile.
    Thank you for the lovely post!

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    1. I'm glad you liked my garden, Sara and called 'looks orderly', I do a lot of work to maintain it in order :)
      Fuchsia is my favorite this summer, it's the little one.

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  17. Galdioli was one of very first plant genus I grew as a child. It was very interesting to plant them, see them in bloom, and especially - peel them from dried skins for witner store! It was so exciting to see which colour will come out, either yellow, pink or deep maroon red.
    Unfrtunately Gladioli has lost its appeal in my eyes. I have found dahlias more exciting now!

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    1. I agree Tistou, at that time gladioli loose its beauty, bulb is getting older giving only 'kids'. Therefore old bulb don't bloom nice and there are 2 ways with them: to throw and to forget or to buy new ones.

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  18. Beautiful flowers I love your pond with the water lilies so peaceful and pretty looking :)

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    1. Yes, Nezumi, they're very peaceful!

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  19. I love that first photo with the beautiful lilypads...wow

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  20. Tu jardín está siempre precioso Nadezda. Las flores da gusto verlas. Me gustan todas. A la fussia por que por aquí, también se llaman "Pendientes de la reina" que bonita está!!!
    Buena semana.
    Besos

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    1. Nosotros llamamos a fussia 'pequeña bailarina', Laura. Estoy contenta que esta chiquita florece!

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  21. Fantastic garden Nadezda! Great photos! Happy new week! Kisses:))

    xxBasia

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    1. I'm glad Basia, you liked my garden!

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  22. Dear Nadezda!

    Your garden is gorgeous and wonderful flowers.
    Beautiful pictures.

    I wish you a happy, sunny days.

    Kisses.
    Lucja

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    1. Lucja, thank you and I'm sure your flowers decorate your garden as well.

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  23. Your water lilies are just lovely Nadezda. I have never grown gladioli, but sometimes buy them at the local Farmer's Market. Along with Dahlias and sunflowers they are quintessential late summer flowers.

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    1. I agree Jennifer, especially dahlias are the prettiest flowers in August-September.

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  24. You had my attention at the pond lily photos. I love them, and I dream of having a pond so I really enjoyed those photos. The rest of your plants look lush. Mine are pretty crusty from the drought we are having. I don't know if some of them will come back next year or not since they are so dry. We have so many beds that there is no way you can keep them watered. Everything in your garden is truly beautiful. :-)

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    1. Judy, contrarily we have too much rain and many of my plants look wet and head dropped. I am sure you will have a pond one day and your dream come true. Water lilies are easy in growing and maintenance. Only you need to store them in winter.

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