Wednesday, May 15, 2019

My Garden in Mid-May




rose floribunda   

It's mid-May. The long-awaited spring is here. The beginning of May was cold +5 C (40F), dark clouds with snow and hail. Then it became warmer, the leaves on roses began to grow, the sun appeared every day, the grass turned green again.


               climbing rose 'Flamentantz'

What makes me happy this spring? The greenhouse. I sowed parsley, coriander, celery, lettuce, everything grew, despite the first cold May days, because the greenhouse is warming up in the sun. Petunia and begonia seedlings, decorative bush cuttings are also there.

parsley

Nature finally came to it sense. The night/day temperature is +10 C/ +20 C (50/68 F) leaves began fast growing on gooseberry and currant bushes, lilac, elderberry, lonicera, dogwood and physocarpus.

Gooseberry

Black currant

Lonicera

Sambucus (elderberry)

Daffodils and scillas bloom beautifully, hyacinths and tulips started opening due to warm days. I hope to see all my tulips in full bloom soon.




Scilla


Muscari

Spiraea 'Golden globe' looks nice. Its young yellow-orange leaves decorate the green lawn. I love this plant because I always prune spirea to have a nice spherical yellow bush.


spiraea 'Golden globe'

I was worried about rhododendrons, their wintering. Now they are fine, evergreens and azaleas have many flower buds.

rhododendron 'Helsinki University'

azalea 'Mandarin light'


Plum trees are in bloom




What is the weather in your place? How are your plants in May?

21 comments:

  1. Wonderful series of images, Nadezda, enough to make everyone believe that spring has finally arrived. Here too, after a very cool start to May the weather is slowly improving and I think the next week or so should be in the high teens.

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    1. I do believe too David. I planted vegetables and apple trees started to blossom. They need warmth.
      There are many birds in my garden and one couple has made a nest on the tuja. Wonderful!

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  2. Hello dear Nadezda!

    Your spring garden is so lovely! The plum trees are so beautiful. We had the same cold weather here in beginning of May. It's still not warm in the night, but it will be better soon I hope. My plants are growing well in the greenhouse, but they will stay there for a while. This night it was only 4 degrees Celcius, so they have it better in the greenhouse. I have a little electric oven and it's 12 degrees there in the night. That's much better :)
    Hugs!

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    1. Wow, Marit! You heat the greenhouse, it is certainly better for plants. Unfortunately, I do not have an oven, but I have to set it due to unpredictable weather.

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  3. Good morning dear Nadezda,
    I can imagine how happy you are now that springtemperatures arrived and your garden is bringing you
    springflowers and beautiful plumblossoms!! Enjoy it!
    Have a wonderful day
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Yes, Marijke, I am. The trees in bloom, as a white cloud glad me.
      Hugs!

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  4. Hey Nadezda, what a joy it is to have a greenhouse full of greens and garden filled with radiant blooms! Wonderful spring!

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    1. Yes, it is Tistou. Finally nature awoke and is in bloom. I do love this season.

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  5. Wonderful, so much beauty around. Love your plum tree - the pure white blossoms are amazing.
    Here it's unusualy cold for this month and rain rain rain ...
    but anyway the garden works out nice.
    Happy days and thank you so much for your lovely visit
    Elisabeth

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    1. What a weather in your place Elizabeth! I wish rain stops and sun appears.
      Happy sunny days to you!

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  6. Hi Nadezda! So beautiful garden. I haven't planted anything yet. There has been frost at night. Greetings

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    1. Winter doesn't want to leave your place, Ann. I love your videos of birds and ants in the forest. Soon warmth comes to you, sure!

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  7. Hello Nadezda!
    Beautiful images of your garden. I love all your plants.
    Hugs!

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  8. Por aquí el jardín esta más adelantado, el cerezo ya tiene cerezas. Hace mucho calor, para este tiempo y los rosales están sufriendo. Tus flores están preciosas. Besos.

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    1. Por supuesto, tu jardín está por delante, Teresa. El mes de mayo fue frío aqui y nada creció rápidamente. Espero que mi ciruela madure en julio.

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  9. Esta primavera nos está trayendo mucho calor Nadezda algunos cerezos tienen ya cerezas y hay flosre por todos sitios. Ahora dicen que descenderan de nuevo las temperaturas. Esperemos que no caiga una helada.
    Preciosas fotos!!

    Sembramos tomates y pimientos de varias clases, cebollas, calabacin y algunas fresas.
    Te deseo un buen jueves.
    Un abrazo

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    1. Laura, sembraste tantas verduras. Hoy sembré calabacines por segunda vez, porque otros no crecen debido a la baja temperatura. Espero que no tengas una temperatura fría en mayo. Las cerezas son impresionantes.

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  10. Hi Nadezda, your garden is becoming quite lively. Isn't amazing how Roses don't need much encouragement from the sun to send out some leaves. I can't wait until my little baby plum tree blooms. It is only 3'tall. I hope it is as pretty as your plum tree. There is a lot blooming in my garden. It is warming up fast now. The Irises are about to go over. Enjoy these warmer days. Happy spring.

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    1. I'm glad it's warming up in your garden, Lisa. I think your plum tree needs pruning to it will bloom well. I prune my plum trees every autumn.
      I can imagine your lovely irises!

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  11. Hello Nadezda !
    It's always nice to visit your beautiful garden! I love all your plants and flowers and I admire flowers on the header of the blog!
    Greetings

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