Sunday, April 30, 2017

My Flowers Are Ready To Move

I am finally sure spring has arrived in my garden. This week the weather was strange - snow, rain, sun, even hail and sometimes warm.
Now the night temperature is above +4 C (40 F), soil is soft and I can dig and plant flowers and veggie seedlings. They are completely ready to be planted and to rooting in the soil, but still are potted in the city. 
As I have before told I purchased 4 clematises to plant instead the dead ones. They are well, started to bloom in blue and red on my living room windowsill and will continue flowering on the garden trellises. The royal and zonal pelargonium cuttings and impatiens rooted up well, I want to plant them in hanging baskets.


Last month I sowed tomato, celery, parsley, annual dahlias. They germinated well and grew in plastic cups and milky boxes on the kitchen windowsill. Tomato seedlings are tall and thick, 3 varieties: beef, pink and cherry. I think when they be planted in my greenhouse they will already need a support.



I'm very glad that fuchsia, begonia and dahlia tubers overwintered well and I'm hoping that during the transportation the plants will not be damaged. The begonia and dahlia sprouted leaves, got bigger and taller.


Tonight I'll pack my 'treasures', tomorrow will be hard day, moving is not an easy thing in a car trunk. Hoping all will be OK. The spring is very late here, my plants are waiting for warmth in the garden, as I am. I think the climate changes, what do you think?
 

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  1. We have had a mixed week weather wise too.

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    1. The weather was strange, you're right Sue.

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  2. YAY for you! So pretty!!! Good job getting them up and going. And yes, I've lived here in Houston for more than 30 years, and the weather has definitely changed.

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    1. I agree, 1st man, the climate has changed in North as well.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. So beautiful, Nadezda! We are getting nice weather here in Montreal now. Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and warm, but the winds were very strong! :)

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  4. The weather is changing dramatically from year year. I'm not sure where we are headed, but I don't think we'll see a 'normal' year again. Where do you move your plants to? I bought two new Clematis this year as well, but only one is doing well. The other one looks like it may not make it. My Dahlia tubers don't look like they made it either. :-( I have bought some annuals, but since it is still too cold to plant them, I have a tiny little portable greenhouse that I'll store them in until the temperatures level out for good.Enjoy your gardening season. :-) I sincerely wish Wordpress and Blogspot would cooperate so I could get notice of your new posts. I have other blogging friends on Blogspot, and I have the same challenge with their posts as well.

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    1. You're right, Judy, the climate is changing. I move my new flowers and seedlings to my summer cottage not far from St. Petersburg. I usually store some tender plants as pelargonium, dahlias, begonias, canna, calla, gladioli, all winter at home in the city. In spring these plants and annuals seedlings move to the garden. This is hard work :-( Now the weather is not warm enough so I want to put them all in my greenhouse.

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  5. I hope frost never come in May and your plants can enjoy warm sunshine.
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my post.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, roughterrain crane!

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  6. Hello dear Nadezda
    Your plants are beautiful and ready to be planted.
    Unfortunately, my weather is unpleasant. It is constantly raining and the garden is under water.
    It is cold, it also rains snow, hail and still lacks sunshine.
    Nadezda, your pictures are great.
    Greetings from the rainy Poland.
    Lucja

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    1. Lucja, this spring is not warm everuwhere, let hope the rest of the year will be warm, sunny and our garden will be colorful as on your nice pictures.

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  7. Stunning seedling. Hopefully they will go well to grow. Have a nice evening

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    1. I do hope too Anne, this year seedlings are very healthy.

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  8. Hello dear Nadezda, such wonderful plants and flowers: Your garden will look wonderful very soon.
    Happy May, happy spring!

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    1. Happy May 1st, Sara!
      Have a nice weekend!

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  9. Our spring has been cold and wet. The climate does seem to be changing. I hope your treasures will travel well and arrive unharmed in your garden. Happy gardening my friend!

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    1. Thank you Peter! I do hope they will be moved well and will grow fast.

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  10. Che belle! Sto aspettando anche io le clematidi!! Non vedo l'ora di vedere qualche nuova fioritura!

    Una buona settimana a te :)

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    1. Si, pontos, me encantan los clematis tambien. Espero ellos van a crecer bien.
      Gracie!

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  11. Good luck with all your seedlings and cuttings Nadezda, may they all grow well for you! I hope spring is well on the way for you by now, happy gardening!​

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    1. So do I Helene! Thank you, my flowers arrived well and now are in the greenhouse.

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  12. Espero verlas pronto florecer. Muchos besos.

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    1. Tambien espero, Teresa, gracias!

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  13. I hope your plants have a good start, as weather has warmed up a bit. However, on Sunday it was terrible! Wasn't it?! Persnonally, I think the climet has gone absolutely mad!

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    1. I agree, Tistou. Very strange weather, on Sunday rain was all the day, I couldn't clean the garden. Now my plants are in the greenhouse, there a lot warmer than outside :-)

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  14. Enjoy your plants and getting your hands dirty!

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    1. I love my hands get dirty, Jason, I wait this season long time :-)

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  15. las clematis son unas bellas plantas Nadezda. Me gusta la flor de la clemáti. Ciertamente el cambio climático ya se está notando, en Galicia pasamos drásticamente del calor a las heladas otra vez, se han quemado todos los brotes nuevos.

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    1. Lo siento, Tania, sus nuevos brotes murieron en los días fríos. Estaba preocupada por mis plantas tambien cuando la temperatura cayó por debajo de cero durante la noche.
      Espero que sus plantas vendran a la vida. Buena semana!

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  16. Your seedlings all look so healthy and happy! I didn't start any seeds indoors this year, so now I have to buy everything instead. We had a warm spring, but now we have had so much rain that I can't even work in the garden--just when I should be!

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    1. Every spring I think not to sow many veggies and annuals, so this year I finally stopped with three veggie seedlings and annual dahlias. These days we have cool weather with cold wind. Hope the weather will good soon in your place, Rose.

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  17. Your treasures are looking great. The Dahlias so much better than mine. I am envious. With the care you give to your plants, they will thrive. Lots of succes. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. The dahlias seedling grow fast, Hetty. Mine are in the greenhouse due to the cool weather so they set back now waiting for warmth.
      Have a nice week!

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  18. Your new plants are beautiful !! I'm sure that your garden will look wonderful very soon !!
    Happy May, dear Friend !!

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    1. So am I, Ela. Wish you nice travel!

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  19. Wishing you much success with your new plants Nadezda. Your garden is waiting for you with all the joys of a new season. Looking forward to gardening with you once again. Happy May!

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    1. The season of gardening is coming, Lee, you're right. These days am planting and cleaning the grown up perennials. Happy May to you too!

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  20. No sufriran con el traslado Nadezda y pronto empezaran a darte preciosas flores. Por aquí también hemos empezado con el huerto :)) esperemos que en mayo no caiga ninguna helada, otros años sí lo ha hecho.
    Buen fin de Semana.
    Besos.

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    1. Que bueno, Laura tu vas a trabajar en el huerto y estoy segura tendras una cosecha buena de tomatos. El helada aqui tambien puede caer en cualquier momento.
      Buen domingo!

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  21. Dear Nadezda thank you for stopping by .. it is miserable here with so many rain days and cool temps ..
    Yes ! if anyone thinks climate change is a hoax .. they can NOT be a gardener !
    I love that you are planting more clematis .. mine are growing like weeds even in this weather .. in fact they have shocked me.
    I have bought a new one called"Fujimusume" .. it is an amazing blue so I am hoping for a pretty show of it.
    Good luck with the plant transportation .. I understand it is difficult but so worth it in the end right ?
    Your garden is going to look spectacular !
    Take care !
    Joy : )

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    1. Thank you Joy, the climate gifted us sunny days with cold wind :-) My plants were transported successfully and now are in the greenhouse waiting for warm nighttime.

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  22. You have made good preparations for the coming season. I have not grown seedlings inside. I love your Clematis. The colours are intense. Hope the weather warms enough soon, so that you can begin to plant them all out. A big job!
    Best wishes from a cold Melbourne!
    Betty

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    1. 'Cold Melbourne' - I can't believe, Betty. I thought autumn is warm enough season in Australia.
      Yes, it was a big job, I've transported all plants and placed them in the greenhouse until weather to get warm enough.
      Have a nice next week!

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    2. I guess maximum 16C is not cold to you :) Autumn has been a mixture of some sunny and some cloudy and some wet days. Just reminds me that it will soon be winter. I would be like a block of ice in the winter of St.Petersburg!

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    3. Of course autumn +16 C is warm (to me) and pleasant despite of clouds and rain.
      Please, Betty, I don't want winter, ice, frost etc. I'm tired of all this. Now the weather gets warmer and it is a treat :-)

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  23. You have so beautiful clematis and already blooming. Great. Hope you managed to transfer all the plants without major damage. I think climate is undoubtedly changing. Have a nice spring.

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    1. You're right, Kruunu Vuokko this cool spring proves these changes. My clematises keep blooming in the greenhouse because I'm afraid to plant them outside due the cold nights.

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  24. Wise choice and healthy look. No need to wish you good luck, I suppose... ;)

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    1. You do suppose right, ecolandia.

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