Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mid-April: New Growth

What's news in my garden? Snow actively melts y almost disappeared except in shady spots. It's a pleasure that spring is finally here, it's said kind of "one step forward and two steps  back".
Yesterday when I was going to go to my cottage garden, there was no snow in the city. Probably the snow has melted in the suburbs too, I thought. When I opened the gate, I found out bright flower spots in the garden, there was almost no snow. Let's see together new growths this spring.




I am not tired to photograph pretty crocuses and first bees around them.  Although these crocuses pop up every year in the same place I always glad to see these signs of spring in my garden.



The soil warmed up under the pine-niwaki trees and the invincible Ajuga has glistened with its leaves. I let it to grow under the pines because the grass doesn't grow well there. 



At  the northern side, the red branches of Cornus alba and the new flower buds of the rhododendron 'Helsinki University' were clearly visible in the sun.



The buds of black currant bushes awaken. Next week I have to spray the berry bushes before the leaves grow.

 
The ornamental Fern leaves and bright green Lymphabis nummularia (Moneywort) have grown in many sunspots. 



The weather was lovely +16 C (60 F) and I decided that it's time to remove dry leaves and plastic off and to open the plants on beds.


Taking away shelters I saw green leaves of Вergenia and a crowd of Leucojum vernum (spring snowflake) flowers. Then I cleaned up beds and took the close photo of Leucojum. White supporting arcs I could not get out of the soil - they were still frozen.



That's all for now.

Arriving in the city I saw an amazing picture on the lawn along the road: it looked like a "pond" for a couple of ducks to spend a pleasant spring time.





42 comments:

  1. We had a sunny spring day here too. We had a day out and noticed many of the fields along the roadside had ‘lakes’ too

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    1. It's spring, Sue. Long waited spring.

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  2. Lovely to see new growth in your garden Nadezda. It's a wonderful time, after such a long winter and so much snow. Now you will begin to be very busy there!

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    1. Of course I will, Betty. As soon the last snow melts I'll do the big cleanup and then transport plants and seedlings to the conservatory.
      Have a nice new week!

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  3. Nadezda, I'm glad to see your garden coming back to life, I'm sure everything will look gorgeous in some weeks. Have a lovely Sunday.

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    1. So am I, MDN. Looking forward to the warm days.
      Happy new week!

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  4. Да, у нас на даче крокусы уже тоже радуют взгляд. Пчелки в этом году очень рано проснулись, уже во всю опыляют жизнерадостные цветочки крокусов. Я тоже убрала укрытия с многолетников. Пару розочек вымокло, что очень обидно (.

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    1. Когда теряешь растения, всегда очень обидно, я вас понимаю, Ольга. У меня обычно 3-4 растения гибнут после зимы, по разным причинам. Удачи вам этой весной!

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  5. Wonderful signs of spring in yor garden, Nadezda!First blooms of the year are very dear to me too! But you still have some snow!!!

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    1. Yes, it's still in shady spots. The forecast predicts rains this week, so snow will melts very fast.

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  6. Hello Nadezda!

    Lovely to see the signs of spring! Ajuga do I know very well, and they can grow in dark places. But in tge sun they grow to much. Here it's still a lot of snow, but it melts all the time.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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    1. We, northern people have to be patience :-), Marit. Snow will disappear, sure your garden will be colorful very soon.
      Thank you!

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  7. Spring is springing into life. Enjoy, after the cold winter. I love the pond picture with the happy ducks, making the most of it until it turns back to grass.

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    1. Well said, catmint 'spring is springing'! Hope grass soon gets green in my garden.

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  8. Se empieza a ver la primavera. Besos y buen día.

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    1. Tienes razon, Teresa, la primavera se ve. Gracias!

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  9. Lovely spring! Have a nice new week Nadezda

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    1. Thank you Anne, happy week to you too!

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  10. Hi Nadezda.
    The plants start to wake up.
    Good Sunday!

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    1. Yes, they do. I love this time, all reborn, Tania.

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  11. Fantastic news, finally the snow is melting. To see the first crocussus in flower is a real treat for a gardener in such a cold area. Congrats dear Nadezda! The soil will be warm soon and more flowers will appear. Love that. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. You're right, Hetty. It's a treat to see first flowers after the long cold winter.
      Wish you successful Open Garden day!

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  12. Hello Nadezda!
    In your garden, plants arise for life.
    Crocuses are lovely. At any moment the snow will disappear and more spring flowers will blossom.
    Happy week.
    Lucja

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  13. The yearly spring awakening in our gardens is very enjoyable. We take pictures of the same flowers, but they are always different, because in another year they were made. Everything awakes to life and we admire it every year. * Szczyrk is located south west of Krakow, approx. 140 km. Regards.

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    1. You're right Giga. We take photos of our garden plants every year and we're glad they grow and bloom every spring.
      Greetings!

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  14. Your blooms are a welcomed sight and tell the story that spring has arrived in your garden. More warmer days and blooms will follow. Hope your days are filled with sunshine!

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    1. It's the really sunny weather now, Lee. The grass gets green fast. I enjoy the days!

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  15. Your Rhododendron tells me that it must be still very cold during night in your garden, Nadezda?!
    I planted Ajuga last year. I hope it's not frozen in winter. I don't see it yet. I have the impression a lot of plants and bulbs have been frozen in winter time in my garden. How about your's?

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    1. Dear Sigrid, my rhododendrons didn't still open their leaves because soil is frosty till now. Their roots are not warmed. I think your ajuga will survive, it's very hardy plant. I've seen many tulip, daffodil and pushkinia sprouts, so they all are alive.

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  16. I love the snowflake flowers! We have other ones but I think they are family :-)

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    1. So do I!
      Thanks for stopping by my blog, welcome!

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  17. It's good to see the spring blooms and the emergence of all the green in your garden, Nadezda. Spring is surely on its way!

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    1. Yes, it is, Rose. I see you have had some cold days with snow and I do hope that were the last cold days in April. However your garden plants are nice.

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  18. Signs of Spring, how refreshing Nadezda. Here the temperature struggles to get above 15c most days still raw. Still the garden is starting to look Spring like.

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    1. Good spring weather is in your place, Alistair. Our gardens will be colorful soon.
      Have a nice week!

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  19. Olá, boa tarde, a primavera está a ficar cada vez mais bela, o crescimento das novas flores com maravilhosas cores vão estar presentas para nossa alegria, as fotos são lindas.
    Continuação de feliz semana,
    AG

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    1. Sí, Antonio, la primavera es más agradable día a día. Estoy contenta.
      ¡Gracias!

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  20. Lovely signs of spring, Nadezda, and +16 C sounds wonderful. :)
    Your rhododendron HU looks good. Mine are all covered against the strong sun since the soil is still frozen.
    Thank you for your comment! It's fascinating that your "neighbour" jay imitates so well other animals.
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. You're right Sara rhododendrons suffer the sun and ice. I see that some of mines have rusty leaves this spring. I should cover them too!

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  21. Hello dear Nadezda!
    Such beautiful blooms in your garden!
    Love the crocuses and the snowdrops!
    First signs of Spring in your beautiful country!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you dear Dimi!
      Hope you spend nice days with your daughter and grandson.

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