Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Summer 2019: Rhododendrons in My Garden


September is already there, summer has run so fast. The end of May and June it was a time of magnificent flowering of evergreen rhododendrons and azaleas in my garden.


The winter of 2018-19 was very snowy. The snow lay in dense layers and strongly bent their trunks and branches  to the ground.



In early May, flower buds began to grow and I realized that they are alive and will bloom. The evergreen 'Daughter of the North' (lilac) bloomed first, then the 'Helsinki University' (red), then 'Peter Tigereshedt' (white with a brown spot). Later 'Haaga' (dark red) and 'Roseum Elegans' (light lilac).



In June, all the bushes pleased me with their bright flowering. 


When the evergreen rhododendrons began to fade, my azaleas opened their flowers. 'Northern Lights' (white with a lemon spot) and 'Mandarin Lights' (orange) continued the beauty in this corner of the garden.



In July, I usually remove faded flowers . Later, I feed evergreen rhododendrons and azaleas with mainly potassium and phosphorus. I hope my rhododendrons will please me next summer.  
What was summer in your garden?


My video Rhododendrons:





34 comments:

  1. Hello Nadezda!
    Your rhododendrons and azaleas are absolutely fabulous. And these colors ...
    Summer in my garden was sunny and recently rainy, so the flowers grow beautifully.
    Have a nice week. Hugs. Anita

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  2. Your garden is quite splendid, Nadezda, but autumn is fast approaching so enjoy it while you may.

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    1. I do enjoy David, here autumn comes quickly. the daily temps are down now.

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  3. Good morning dear Nadezda,
    It must be fantastic to welcome and see all these beautiful flowers after having a cold and snowy wintertime.
    I hope your summer was not to dry for the Rhodo's and they will prepare well for coming springtime.
    Have a wonderful day
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. I often watered rhodos in hot days, Marijke. And you're right it's a pleasure to see them in bloom after winter.

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  4. Hello dear Nadezda,

    Lovely to see all your rhododendron and azalea. It's nice to have many photos of summer when we now will have autumn and winter. They can be seen again and again until next spring. Happy September!
    Hugs

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    1. It's true Marit, it's wonderful to see all summer photos during cold and dark months.

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  5. Azalee e Rododentri bellissimi.
    Buona giornata

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  6. Your garden looks so colourful, I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  7. Se ven maravillosos Nadezda. Por aquí no se dan muy bien. Un abrazo.

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  8. Hello Dear Nadezda!
    I'm already. I came back from holidays.

    Beautiful flowers. I am dreaming about spring yet it is still summer.
    Hugs and greetings:)

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    1. Oh, hope you had have a nice holidays, Lucja. Wait for your new photos!

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  9. Wonderful rhododendrons, Nadezda! I love them!
    Hugs!

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  10. The colours of your rhododendrons are of such variety. I like the dusty pink one, especially.
    You must have been relieved to see your bushes blooming after heavy winter snow!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely display, Nadezda, also to share the way you trim and feed them after blooming. They should go well again next year.

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    1. I hope they will go well next year, Betty. I watered them a lot last week, so the weather was dry.
      Wish you nice weekend!

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  11. Your Rhododendrons and Azaleas are so beautiful Nadezda. Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Summer in many ways was disappointing but with spells of the summer we expect. Lovely rhododendrons.

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    1. I agree, Sue. This summer was complicated for plants and gardeners.
      Happy weekend!

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  13. Enhorabuena amiga por estas bellezas🌷🌸🌺 Tus rododendros están preciosos Nadezda.
    Me encantó el video. Maravilla de jardín.
    Te deseo un buen domingo.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias Laura, yo amo mis rododendronos y les cuido, preparo al invierno.
      Buena semana que viene!

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  14. What beautiful Rhododendrons.
    Your garden should be small paradise.
    Hugs from Portugal
    Maria

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    1. Maria, my garden is quiet and pretty place to relax, love it.
      All the best!

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  15. Te deseo un buen septiembre amiga.
    Un abrazo.

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