Sunday, May 16, 2021

My Garden in Mid-May

Well, just a warm enough week for my garden to bloom. The temperature during the day was +26..+ 21 C and the night temps are already +13 C. Of course plants and people love this weather.  

We have a late spring so last week all the plants suddenly started making up for lost time.




Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, daisies, dicentra, delphinium, mahonia, anemones ... Almost all bulb and perennial plants started growing. The spireas, blackthorns are covered with white flowers.
 
 
 
 
 
The day is getting considerably longer than it was in April. The sun rises at 4 am and sets at half past nine in the evening. So there is a lot to be done in the garden in such a long day!  I plan to transplant shrubs - Potentilla, Spirea, Roses, Physocarpus to a sunnier place. 
  
Finally, I had some free time and went to the garden center. It is located not far from my house. Of course, I liked everything here and would buy many things. On the shelves a lot of flower seedlings such as viola, tagetes, carnation, dahlias were displayed. There were also many conifers, berry bushes, fruit trees. In addition, there were sacks of garden soil and fertilizers.
 

 

But I had to restrict my appetite and I bought Clematis Mountain and New Guinea Impatience. Flowers and vegetables were waiting for me in the greenhouse, and I hurried to take care of them.   How are you doing in May? 




41 comments:

  1. Good Morning dear Nadezda,
    wow, that warm!!! The nice weather brought a "flowers explotion". Your garden looks wonderful. Clematis Mountain is a perfect choice and I'm sure your New Guinea Impatiences will bloom all summer long.
    All my best and happy days
    Elisabeth

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    1. Elizabeth, New Guinea impatience is growing in a nice pot and enjoy me. Although snails love it too :-( So I started using a fungicide against them.

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  2. Oh, so nice to hear about the warm weather at your place, Nadezda. We got a little bit of it here for two days, but now it's back to normal chilly weather again. I googled your clematis. Did you mean Montana? Anyway it sounds lovely with a garden center near by. I have it near by too.
    I work every day in the garden when it's not raining. I have a lot to do as usual.

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    1. Marit, my clematis is Montana 'Marjorie'. I'm a little upset about it because I found that this variety does not winter in my climate. I should think how to store it during winter.

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  3. Like you, I hurry in the garden to plant all the seedlings and dahlia's. And the snails wait.....and eat....

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    1. Oh, snails...Hetty. They wait for dahlias, impatiens, delphinium. They eat at the night all plants.
      We must fight snails.

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  4. Hi Nadezda! There are already a lot of flowers in your garden;-))

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    1. Yes, they are Anne and they all need watering and weeding.

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  5. This surely must be the best time of year for a gardener. You must wake up giddy with excitement each day, just raring to go! Your results look impressive, Nadezda.

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    1. Thanks David. I think I will see the result in the summer, when the plants are in full glory.

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  6. Dear Nadezda!
    Your garden is very beautiful! I love spring and its richness of flowers. I love tulips, hyacinths and spring flowers.
    Have a nice Sunday and have a great new week.

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    1. I know Lucja, how you love flowers. They are often at your posts, on every journey you take.
      Happy Days!

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  7. Se ven preciosas tus flores, los narcisos son muy bonitos. Me encantan los centros de jardinería soy feliz en ellos. Abrazos Nadezda.

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    1. También amo estos narcisos, Teresa. Tenía varias variedades, y ahora solo estos crecen.
      ¡Abrazos!

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  8. Boa tarde minha querida amiga. Essas flores são maravilhosas, acho que não temos alguns tipos aqui no Brasil. Aproveitando para agradecer a visita e carinho.

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    1. You are right Luiz, some plants do not grow in Brazil.
      I sincerely wish you all the best.

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  9. Hello Nadezda, I like the look of your garden centre very much. It's funny, we had a late Spring too but obviously yours is much later. I love blackthorn, which grows wild here. I took some photos in a field entirely hedged with blackthorn and what a fabulous sight it was. Please tell me, are the daffodils at the top called "Professor Einstein"? I noticed them and brought some bulbs of them last year. They're very striking blooms and I love the look of them, but I was just a little disappointed that, although the bulbs were huge, the plants themselves were only normal size!

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    1. Blackthorn has been growing in my garden for years, Jenny. I used to make jam from its berries. I love its bloom.
      These are "Professor Einstein" daffodils, you are right. I bought a lot of bulbs 5 years ago and now only a few of them continue to bloom. I think the size of the flowers depends on how the bulb overwintered. Sometimes the bulb begins to divide and the flowers become smaller.
      Happy spring!

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  10. I wish we had a bit of warmth - things are very slow as far as any gardening activity goes.

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    1. We had a heavy rain with a thunderstorm last night, Sue. So all my vegetables and flowers are happy.
      Hope your weather gets warmer.

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  11. Надежда, прекрасный весенний сад.
    И как много разнообразных растений предлагают нам садовые магазины.Купить хочется ВСЕ...

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    1. Хочется - да, но возможности ограничены, Надежда. Но с пустыми руками я не ушла.

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  12. Hello Nadezda, your garden looks wonderful!
    Here too we have had some warm days - and fortunately last night we also had some rain.
    May is wonderful. The birch leaves are about 1 - 1,5 cm long now and the world looks lovely fresh green.
    Stay safe and well!

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    1. Sara when I read about rain at your place I wondered if it would go to St. Petersburg as well. And it happened - it was heave rain and thunderstorm. Wow, the air is such fresh now.
      Happy week.

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  13. You have wonderful spring flowers :-)
    Impatiens is one of the best plants for summer, I think, as it likes sun and shadow as well.
    Here it is one of the coldest months of may, so I envy you a bit (just a bit) that you have such warm days - and nights. Our day temperature is just about +12.
    Best regards. Lisbeth

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    1. Lisbeth, this unexpected weather came here from the Middle East, that's also unusual. May is often cool + 15 + 18 C. I'll send you some warmth!

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  14. Hi Nadezda, Spring is a specatcular season of the year, as your wonderful photos show us. I especially loved the first photo with the Daffodils, how beautiful they are.
    All the best.
    Maria

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    1. I agree Maria, daffodils are pretty but their beauty is not for long.
      Hugs!

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  15. Nadezda, Spring was truly worth waiting for

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  16. Your garden bloomed beautifully in mid-May. It was enough that it got warmer and the flowers fully bloomed.
    Now they enjoy colors, scents and they are a great decoration of the garden.
    I send warm spring greetings!
    Anita

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    1. Thank you Anita for warm greetings. For heaven's sake, I'm just used to spring!
      It's cold wind and cold rain now. The weather changed so quickly, where did the heat go?

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  17. Hello Nadezda ! We ad a very quick Spring and now in temps of 30 ! no rain either so it is very dry and now very hot .. I really dislike how the season shifts so quickly .. I was just getting used to Spring for heaven sake ! I understand how you feel when at a garden center .. I can go overboard, so I really have to be stern with myself .. but it is so fun to buy new plants right ? LOL
    Take care , stay safe and well !

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    1. The weather is changing fast, I agree, Joy. Warm days have flown away and a cold wind reigns here.
      A visit to the Garden Center is a challenge for my wallet. I bought one clematis and one Impatiens.
      Hugs!

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  18. Que precioso lo tienes amiga. Las flores nos dan mucha alegría al verlas crecer.
    Buen fin de semana Nadezda. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Gracias Laura.
      Feliz domingo. Aqui se llueve mucho.

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  19. You have wonderful spring flowers in your garden, Nadezda, I love daffodils! Enjoy then!
    Happy new week!
    Hugs!

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  20. Querida Nadezda aquí el mes de Mayo fue bastante frío, estos días por primera vez llegamos a los diez grados nocturnos, esto hizo que todo este muy retrasado, incluso con menos flores que en Abril. Espero que esta semana comience a crecer todo y abran ya algunas flores. Besos.

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