Sunday, July 30, 2017

July Is Over


Fuchsia

Well, July is over. Honestly to say we have had a few hot summer days, I've heard a nightingale singing in the evening ... This summer is not warm. Despite on the weather nature must continue its life cycle.
Let's take a walk in my garden. My pond it's not big and not deep, there are 4 nymphaeas. Finally first water lily blossomed. At the cold day it dared to open its bud, now every morning I greet the beautiful crimson wonder.
Some plants are still potted due to the cool weather. They are fuchsias, begonias and petunias, that surprise me with their persistence to strong wind, low night temps (+12 C 52 F). Fuchsia bloom in red/white and red/blue colors. White begonia blooms since last month.

Begonia
Dianthus alpinus

Tradescantia
 
 
Cornflower

Near the pond many perennials are planted. Dianthus alpinus decorate the pond shore and there is hosta, gypsophila, dicentra, cornflower, tradescantia and lady's mantle. 
Let's go to the front garden. A fence protects plants from cold wind and snow in winter. Therefore I think they overwinter better than other ones in the garden. The bright blue flowers of delphinium rose over the fence that is unusual, it has grown as mad, very tall.

Delphinium
 
rose 'Flammentanz'

I planted the climbing rose 'Flammentanz' 3 years ago and this year I can enjoy its wonderful flowers. They are deep red color, without smell. Another rose 'Proud of England' survives every winter, isn't tall, blooms well.

rose 'Proud of England'

Now we're at the cottage porch. I have some hanging pots and baskets with petunias and impatiens. They need frequent feeding and protection from wind and rain.

Petunias

Here are Duantus barbatus (Sweet willams) and small flowers of Saxifraga (stone breaker) both bloom on the bed in front of the porch.

Duantus barbatus 

 
 Saxifraga

Under my cottage window Lupine grows. It's blooming and producing little pods with seeds. Aquilegia rises over lawn, this year it's in yellow color, but I remember I planted red, white and brown ones.

 Lupine

Aquilegia 

First gladioli started to flower, they were frozen in May so I'm glad to see their beauty now. I plant them in tubs because the soil fast gets warm.


 
Gladioli

What is your garden at the end of July? What is the weather in your place?

56 comments:

  1. Nadezda, I love all your plants in this post! your Russiansummer is colder than my southamerican winter, it's 25 c here now! the short and mild winters of my area make impossible to grow lupines, peonies, tulips and other plants that need many hour of chill to complete their life cycle. But we have plants in common like roses, water lilies, fuchsias, gladioli... It's fascinating to see how some plants can live in places with climates so different. Have a great sunday!

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    1. Dear MDN, my plants are chosen as very hardy to our climate but others as roses just survive in winter and every spring I throw out the dead ones. Your winter is warmer than our summer :-) it's not surprising, we live close to North Pole.

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  2. Надежда,прекрасный сад,красивые цветы!Очаровала водяная лилия и сам прудик .Мечтаю о пруде на даче,,это в проекте.
    Поделись, как сажать гладиолусы в ванны?
    Красиво выглядит участок сада,,дорожка,газон шикарный,,знаю сколько стоит трудов его вырастить.Мой респект.

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    1. Мне приятно, Надежда, что вам нравится как сделан мой сад. Да, труда много, особенно поддерживать его в хорошем состоянии каждый год.

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  3. Complimenti per le immagini! Come sempre :) Mi piace moltissimo il tuo laghetto con le ninfee e i tuoi Dianthus, hanno un colore davvero spettacolare!

    Un saluto e una buona domenica :)

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    1. Yes, I agree pontos, this summer diantus is enough pretty and healthy, it likes cool weather:)

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  4. Hello Nadezda,
    nice that you gave a tour through your July garden. You still have many colourful flowers.
    Last week was colder in Germany. We got a lot of rain - it was really helpful for the region where I live. Now the temperatures arise and get between 25° and 30°C. My roses make a break now, but Helenium starts to blossom as well as Echinacea and sunflowers. I have still some blooming daylilies here.
    I think I should make a post about that too. Actually I'm working about a longer post about my pond. You will see.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend
    Sigrid

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    1. It would be interesting Sigrid to see your garden as well. Sure your weather is hot and many flowers are in bloom. My Echinacea doesn't flower till now.

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  5. Hello Nadezda!
    Beautifully presents your garden in July season.
    All the flowers are in excellent condition and delight in beauty.
    Thank you for the walk among the wonderful flowers.
    Kisses and greetings from the hot Poland.
    Lucja

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    1. Enjoy your summer, Lucja, thank you!

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  6. Por aquí mucho calor 37 0 38 grados, las plantas y flores sufriendo mucho. Tus flores están muy bonitas. Besos.

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    1. Yo quisiera unos dias con esa temperatura Teresa. Gracias!

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  7. Everything looks so gorgeous and refreshing, Nadezda!!! And your header is stunning!

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    1. I'm glad Linda you liked my new header! Thank you.

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  8. Oh how beautiful flowers! Have a nice week Nadezda!

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    1. Thank you Anne and have a nice week!

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  9. All the flowers in your garden are beautiful! I think my favourite is the water lily, a burst of colour and beauty!

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    1. You're right Nezumi, water lily opens every morning and is beautiful.

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  10. Preciosas las fotos de su jardín, Nadezda. Me encanta la primera, del bello nenúfar.
    Feliz semana!

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    1. Si, esa es preciosa, Tania. Gracias!

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  11. Your garden blooms beautifully despite the cold July temperatures. Here July has been warm and pleasant. I hate to see July end as it's my favorite month in my garden but time marches on.

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    1. Oh, yes Peter, time runs, I wait for summer and it ends quickly. Hopefully August will be warm :)

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  12. Good morning dear Nadezda,
    Your garden looks so beautiful. Seing a waterlily always give me a fairytalefeeling.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. I agree Marijke, there is something from a fairy tale in a water lily, maybe something of Anderson's tales?

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  13. We had showery weather last week after a very dry period. Lots of flowers are just starting to bloom.

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    1. Sue your flowers and especially harvest is amazing. Have a nice weather!

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  14. Outstanding photos. I love these ones with water lily. Your garden i amazing. <3 Here is very hot. My plants do not look as good as yours. My lovely ornamental grasses looking so poorly. Have lots of aphids. Hope my plants will survive. This year is harder for plants in my area. Today is abouy 37 degrees. I am not going to complain...just I am enjoying my little garden. :)
    Big hugs for you. :)

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    1. The problem with aphids is actual here too, Aga. They can eat everything, yesterday I sprayed my nasturtium and lonicera against them. Enjoy your garden!

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  15. Olá, suas plantas são lindas, elas estão felizes pelo carinho que recebem de si.
    Feliz semana,
    AG

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  16. Hello Nadezda, I loved Fucsia.
    Good month entry.
    hugs.
    Janicce

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  17. Siempre es un placer llegar aquí Nadezda. Tus flores están maravillosas. Un gustazo ver tu jardín. La 😉 abeja se daba un buen almuerzo😉
    Buen miércoles amiga.
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias Laura por tus amables palabras, mi jardin es mi paraiso.

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  18. We have had a lot of rain, last month. The garden liked it very much. Although the cold your garden looks fine. Love the blue delphinium! Groetjes Hetty

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  19. Oh, those Delphiniums! I'm jealous!

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    1. I have only this one, Jason. I should propagate some more.

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  20. Your garden is filled with beautiful colors now. It's great.

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  21. What a tall Delphiniums! Your garden looks great as usual. Especially I like Tradescantia:) We are having humid and hot weather, around 30 degrees, so, I envy you!

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    1. Oh, no Keity, I'd like some days to be +30 C, my plants need more warmth and sun.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  22. I was little in July at home, so I do not know exactly how it was. In the yard everything was fine, because the daughter was watering. Now it is too hot and everything is fast and it is still watering. Beautiful is your rose, and water lily. I salute and thank you for the words of encouragement before my hip surgery.

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    1. Thank you Giga, hopefully all will pass well.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  23. Fantastic garden, Nadezda!
    Kisses:)

    xxBasia

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  24. Ooh, the crimson water lily is SO pretty! Its leaves are beautiful too and your different Dianthus give the final touch. Your blue flowers look gorgeous, but today the crimson/fuchsia/pink ones are my favourites. :)
    Our weather? 16 C and raining. :) In many parts of the country it has already been raining too much and many gardeners are unhappy.
    In my next post, there will be some flowers but photographed some days ago.
    Have a lovely new week!

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    1. This year is not good for gardeners in our area, Sara. Today it has been raining four times and the rainbow on the sky. I started to cover my beautiful roses with the bags, they suffer very much of rain. The water lily blossoms well, opening flowers every week. Wait to see your flowers!

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  25. Your garden has so much variety and colour. I love the blues especially — cornflowers, delphinium & lupins. They are so soothing. Thank for you this garden walk Nadezda.

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    1. You're welcome! I do love blue colors in the garden as well Juliet. They remind me first spring flowers.

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  26. Oh yes, weather hasn't been kind to us, dear Nadezda. July was rather chilly and the beginning of August is no better. There are autumnal notes in the air, isn't it?!
    But your garden and plants look wonderful as always! I love your yellow aquilegia!

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    1. You're right Tistou there is something autumnal, although berries do not ripen till now. Every day it's raining and winds are cold.

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  27. Always nice to visit your beautiful garden, Nadezda !!
    Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos !!
    Greetings

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  28. Everything looks absolutely lovely. I love your pond, and it is obvious you take tender lovely care of everything. We had a warm July and the perennials look like they are on steroids. Right now, I have the last few day lilies blooming and the phlox, brown-eyed susans, hydrangea, and butterfly bushes are in full bloom. Enjoy August in your garden. :-)

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    1. Thank you Judy and my warm congrats on your anniversary!

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