Thursday, July 12, 2018

Blooming Garden, July-18

Summer is in full swing, night temperatures are about +15 C, summer rains are warm, days are sunny with clouds. Last month I was worrying about watering and now water barrels have long been filled, so vegetables and flowers are always watered. I love this season when one have time to relax not only to work.


 Meadow-rue


Meadow-rue (Thalictrum) is a very humble plant, its delicate leaves appear in early spring. As soon as it starts to bloom, insects constantly fly around the amazing Meadow-rue flowers. Just after the buds open, their petals fall, but numerous stamens stay that make the flowers look like fluffy balls or brushes.
Roses began to open their buds earlier than previous summer. Probably the very hot May warmed the soil and the plants began to grow faster. Climbing Flammentantz rose opened its bright red buds in mid-June and will bloom up the end of July.

Flammentantz rose climber




Floribunda 'Folklore' rose


Miniature patio rose


Floribunda 'Gertrude Jekyll' rose



  'Velvet' shrub rose

Floribunda roses are always quite problematic and capricious roses in our climate. Their wintering largely depends on winter temperatures, snow level, precipitation and ice. Due to these problems I try to plant patio, miniature, bush roses, hardy floribunda, Canadian and polyanthus roses, which grow and overwinter well here in North.


Canadian rose 'Martin Frobisher'

I'm pleased that I have grown many Pelargonium cuttings, now they bloom well in different pots all around the garden and make a bright note between conifers and perennials in the garden.


Pelargonium and Aquilegia


Pelargonium near the pond




Clematises bloom in the gazebo. This summer I have not sat there, because the gazebo is old and needs repair. But Lonicera caprifolium and clematises will have grown there until I finally decide which gazebo design will be installed in the garden. Then I will transfer them to another place.
This Philadelphus blossomed in June, last flowers faded previous week but I want to show you butterflies that love it. So do I :-)


 

And finally an unusual plant (maybe for some of you). It's Rodgersia aesculifolia, commonly called fingerleaf rodgersia, native to moist woods and stream banks in China.
It has dark green leaves with bronze tinting, it's often the main reason gardeners grow this plant. From June to August, creamy white (sometimes light pink) flowers bloom in large, astilbe-like panicles rising well above the foliage. Flowers are fragrant.
Rodgersia grows well in shady gardens, bog gardens, water garden or along stream banks. 
Admiral John Rodgers (1812-1882), distinguished American naval officer has discovered this interesting plant during his Pacific expedition. (sourse)
I have been growing Rodgersia for 10 years and its amazing flowers with hard petals and the feeling that they are made of wax always astonish me.


What are your 'to do' plans in July? Do you have free time to sit and look at your garden, or at the park?


 

48 comments:

  1. Your garden really looks quite stunningg and I am happy that you have time to relax for a while and enjoy if.

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    1. David, I do have a bit of time to sit and enjoy, especially in the hot days. Now the weather indulges my plants.

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  2. HI Nadezda, that closeup photo showing the butterfly dipping its proboscis into the flower is wonderful. And I wanted to stroke the velvet rose. Honeysuckle and clematis must be a lovely combo.

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    1. The petals of a Velvet rose are really silky and soft like velvet, catmint. I'm glad you liked the photo of butterfly.

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  3. Надежда,прекрасный сад!Красивые и разнообразные цветущие растения.Бабочка с хоботком меня тоже впечатлила,красиво!

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    1. Мне приятно, Надежда, что вам понравились мои фотографии!

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  4. Hello Nadezda,

    Your garden looks very nice, and you have a lot of roses!
    Yes, the canadian roses thrive here as well. This year we had a lot of snow, and the roses like that. This summer they bloom very well. I gace never seen the rodgersia you show today.

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    1. Marit, Rodgersia suits well to our climate, it's hardy and blooms pretty. I agree Canadian roses winter well here, despite on snow, ice or frost.

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  5. Hola Nadezda, no tengo demasiado tiempo para sentarme. aunque me encantaría, aquí florecen las Rosas, Pelargonios, Astilbes, Surfinias, Fucsias etc...Tu jardín es hermoso y con flores maravillosas. Las fotos espectaculares. Gracias por mostrarlo. Besos.

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    1. Puedo imaginar Lola como hermoso es tu jardin con tantas flores. Yo tengo surfinias por primera vez en este verano, son lindas.

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  6. Tus flores están muy lindas, me gustan todas especialmente las rosas. Muchos besos.

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    1. Gracias, Teresa. Las rosas florecen bien este verano.

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  7. Oh, how beautiful a garden, and so lovely roses! Have a nice evening Nadezda

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  8. Nadezda, your roses look splendid and very healthy, many rose varieties are indeed capricious plants, the floribundas fare better than hybrid teas here, the hybrid teas resent heat and humidity too much. You have choosen the right varieties for your climate because they look so fine! have a nice weekend

    Greetings , Marcelo

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    1. Thanks for your opinion Marcelo, it's important for me as you're a professional in roses.

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  9. I wish we had some of any type of rain. No time for us to sit and enjoy the garden - too much time spent watering, I am hoping for more butterflies this year as for the past two years they have been rather scarce.

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    1. Yes, Sue. We have had some rains,it's good. Butterflies are enough here.

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  10. Oh Nadezda, your blooms are glorious. I'm especially impressed that you grow so many roses as I know how difficult that can be in the north. I've had Rodgersia aesculifolia for two years now but it has not bloomed for me yet. Perhaps it's in too much shade. I'm glad that you're finding time to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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    1. Peter, I'm glad you understand the work needed to grow different varieties of roses, to rightly choose they suit to the climate. My Rodgersia grows in a part-shady spot and blooms every year.

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  11. Your garden looks wonderful Nadezda, I love the roses of course but also your Clematis and Thalictrums are great. As I see you have the perfect summer temperatures and enough rain. At my place above Rotterdam we have not had any rain of significance for two months now, it's very dry. Fortunately I have the canal along the house and a pump, so I can provide the garden with water at no cost, nevertheless it is still too dry. Average temperatures are 25 degr.C. so we have a real summer, often too warm to work in the garden but I love reading books on my verandah in the shadow.
    Wish you lovely summerdays and a good weekend, Janneke

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    1. Oh, you're lucky with the canal not far from your garden, Janneke. The water is free for you, it's really good. Your plants grow and bloom well despite on the watering problem.
      Happy weekend to you too!

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  12. Oh, I love your lusjes garden. Here in Holland it is rxtremely dry. No water for 6 weeks or more. I have stoppen counting! My thralicum is knee high. The flowers? Dried. To bad. Maybe the plant tecouver with a little rain. So my work in July, going to the beach, deadheading and watering!! Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Sorry Hetty, your flowers were dried. I love your garden full of colors. Hopefully any clouds fly, your garden obtains some water and your plants recover. Here we have had cool June, rains filled in the water barrels.
      Happy weekend!

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  13. Your garden is so beautiful !! You have many wonderful flowering plants in the garden! I admire your roses and clematis!
    After a long period of drought, we have a lot of rain now here in Poland!
    Happy Sunday !

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    1. Ela, the European weather is strange this summer. There is drought somewhere and lots of water in other places. I'm glad that rain has brought water in your garden.
      happy Sunday!

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  14. Hi Nadezda, your roses are beautiful.
    I loved the pictures.
    janicce.

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    1. Hello, Janice!
      Thanks for stopping by
      have a nice week!

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  15. Beautiful roses and Meadowrue!

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    1. Thank you Jason, have a nice week!

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  16. as fotos são maravilhosas !!
    grande abraço.
    :o)
    https://elianeapkroker.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  17. that Rodgersia is unfamiliar, but if its likes moisture it's not for my garden even though I think it's very pretty. I like the photos of the butterfly on the Philadelphus. Looking at the photos I could almost smell the perfume. And the clematis is looking fab too.

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    1. Catmint, Rodgersia is a rare plant, I agree. The only what it needs is shady spot. The smell was awesome when I have taken the photos of Philadelphus.

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  18. You have beautiful flowers in the garden and among them there are those I did not know (meadow-rue, rodgersia). Wonderful roses, clematis too. Regards.

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    1. Dear Giga!
      The plants as meadow-rue, rodgersia are unusual for many people therefore I show them as they are easy to grow in many gardens.
      Happy weekend!

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  19. So many beautiful flowers to enjoy in your garden. Great you also have some rain. In Holland no rain for 2 month's. It's desperate needed to have some rain.
    Have a wonderful day Nadezda.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. We have rains quite often, Marijke. I should send some of rain to your place:-)
      The plants and veggies grow and bloom, ripen. Hopefully you have great rain soon.

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  20. Thank you for these sunny pictures of your lovely garden. Glad to know that you are enjoying summer and hope you can take it easy for a while. Good to know you have had some rain.
    The roses and clematis are especially beautiful. Rodgersia is new to me.
    Thank you for brightening my day!

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    1. You're welcome, Betty. I do enjoy summer and want to extend every warm day, to remember in winter.
      Your winter soon will end and new spring comes. Love this season!

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  21. We have a terrible drought - everyrhing is wilting and blooms are burning quickly in bright sun. It is not nice at all. Hope for a rains to arrive, but they keep away. Hopefully there are better days in your garden, roses look splendid!

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    1. Tistou, we have had some rainy and very hot days, so the water barrels are half-full and I wait for next rain :-)
      Glad you liked my roses.

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  22. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.
    I love observing gardens and parks and I always take lots of photos, it's a way to keep those moments forever.
    Hugs from Portugal
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. You're welcome!
      It's right Maria, these summer photos will remember hot sunny days when the weather is awful outside.

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