Thursday, June 3, 2021

It's June

June has come. May has  been quite cold, although 6 days we were pleased with the warmth up to +28 C. During these few warm days, all the plants started to grow and bloom. But the happiness was short-lived :-( Cool days + 12 C and cold nights + 6 C came. In addition, there were strong winds with rain.

June is pleasantly warm, the sun shines the sky is blue with small clouds. I prefer to sit in a chair on the porch and look at plants. The small decorative crab-apple tree blooms beautiful red flowers. Its apples are tiny and red.

The plum tree did not bloom for long, its white petals flew around from the gusts of the wind. Apparently, I won't have to rely on the plum harvest.

My fir is 8 years old and it constantly wants to bend to one side, does not grow straight up. I fixed it to a stick.

This winter I read that there is such a variety of fir - weeping fir. Maybe I just have this variety?

Rhododendrons bloom late this cool spring but their flowers are always welcome in my garden. 


These yellow flowers grow on their own anywhere in the garden. We call them Trollius (Troilius patulus).  


I have several raised beds in the garden. This is due to the fact that it is difficult for me to bend down, and these beds prevent pain and keep me healthy.
Tulips still bloom in June, these are late cultivars.



I planted many bulb flowers in the fall, but unfortunately some of them died in the winter. Apparently the soil in the raised beds was frozen. Now there are spireas, lilies and small thujas, bleeding heart, delphinium. 

 

 

Lily Ismene (Ismene x festalis) has blossomed in the greenhouse, it has opened all 6 flowers.

 

The Mahonia bush and spirea Grefsheim (Spiraea cinerea Grefsheim) winter well in the garden, so cool May does not prevent them from blooming. The bright yellow Mahonia flowers will turn into blue berries by fall. Long branches of Grefsheim with snow-white flowers adorn the garden in June.

 

Cool May ended. What will June be like? Who knows ... but I want him to please with warmth and sun. What about your plants in June?



41 comments:

  1. Yes, May was very cold and wet here too, Nadezda. June have been much better here. Your raised bed looks very beautiful! The tulips looks very pretty. Many plants died after this cold winter here also. Your fir looks wonderful. I have not this variety, but I wish I had it.
    Many of my roses froze down to ground, but most of them lives.

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    1. I have the same problem, Marit. 6 roses have died, and the rest are healthy and preparing to bloom. It turned out that the most persistent are Canadian roses. Even the smallest ones grow well.
      Hugs!

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  2. Hola Nadezda. Aquí también Mayo resulto frío y las plantas van lentas. Tu jardín ya se ve alegre con color y las plantas estás preciosas. Da alegría verlo. Feliz Junio. Besos.

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    1. Me encanta que gustes mi jardín en junio, Lola. Todos los días trabajo allí para mejorarlo.
      Un abrazo.

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  3. Maybe your fir is hanging, but I have a pinus that does the same. After some years it was so large, that I could not fix it to a stick any longer. I wrote about it on my blog and was told, that if it had been created from at sideshoot and not at topshoot it could grow like that forever. I hope yours is hangning as it looks rediculous when all shoots bend to the same side.
    Her is my post with some photos: https://blog.byhaveniebeltoft.dk/min-skaeve-fyr-pinus-parviflora-negishi/
    Regards Lisbeth

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    1. Lisbeth, I carefully read your post about your pine tree. This sideshoot idea is interesting. But I always make thuja cuttings from sideshoots. This way they take roots faster. I don't want to make my fir grow straight. If it wants to bend, let it do so.

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    2. If you like it to bend it is perfect - I often prefer plants that are not too perfect.
      I guess the pine-producers also take sidehoots because it is easy and they can produce more and most of the time the trees grow straigth. I must have had bad luck.

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  4. Your garden looks terrific, Nadezda, and raised beds seems like the perfect solution if you have trouble getting down low. Have to be inventive! Enjoy the weekend coming up soon.

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    1. The raised beds are comfortable to work with. Thank you David, I will!

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  5. Hello there Nadezda ! We have had the same type of weather .. there was an actual heat wave for a few days in May and the garden went crazy even without the Spring rain we needed .. then cool and windy but finally today we have had over an inch and a half of rain .. sorely needed !
    You have such pretty tulips ! I have a crab apple tree in the colour as well ;-) Yes I have heard that raised beds can have a problem with the soil freezing in very cold climate areas .. I am sorry you had a problem with that.
    I love the colour of your fir tree .. that blue green is so pretty .. maybe it just needs correcting with a strong stick. If it were the weeping kind I think it would be bent over a lot more .. did you save the plant tag maybe ?
    June will be a mystery when it comes to weather .. we just have to hang tight with it .. I am waiting for my peony to bloom so I have my fingers crossed the weather will cooperate ! Take care ;-)

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    1. Joy, I think I removed the fir tag, it was many years ago :-( Anyhow it can grow as it wants, it's nature. The raised beds have their pros and cons, though. I will only grow perennials there.
      The June weather forecast in St. Petersburg for the next few days is excellent. Fingers crossed ...
      Hugs!

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  6. Your plants have bloomed beautifully and decorate the garden!
    In Poland, spring was also extremely cold and rainy. We had to wait a long time for flowers and shrubs to bloom in the gardens.
    Each subsequent year surprises us with the weather. Unfortunately, climate change is visible almost everywhere.
    I wish you sunny and warm June days!
    Hugs! Anita

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    1. You're right Anita, climate changes. Happy warm summer to you!

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  7. Надежда, прекрасный весенний сад. Заинтересовала пихта плакучая. Интересно смотрится.
    Шикарная лилия,, и тюльпаны,,и все цветы.

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    1. Надежда, пихта стала плакучей 2-3 года назад. Она начала сгибаться и сопротивлялась палке.
      Не знаю какой она теперь будет, не хочется мешать ее природе.

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  8. Dear Nadezda!
    Your spring garden is delightful. Elevated beds are a great thing.
    As always, very beautiful photos. Beautiful flowers.
    Hugs and greetings, Nadezda:)

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    1. Lucja, I love raised beds, they are easy to care for plants.
      Greetings!

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  9. Boa tarde Nadezda, aqui no Brasil estamos em pleno outono e nos preparando para o inverno.

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  10. I am glad to know you are enjoying beautiful flowers now. I have never seen the late tulip cultivars in your photos. They are wonderful.

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  11. Hi Nadezda,
    How many beautiful flowers to give color and joy to your garden that must be spectacular.
    Have a happy month of June and a great weekend
    Hugs and all the best for you

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    1. Maria, June is colorful month, you're right.
      Happy Sunday.

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  12. Tus flores todas se ven preciosas, por aquí hace bastante calor y las flores duran poco tiempo. Besos.

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    1. Aquí también hace calor, Teresa. Para nosotros, +28 C es mucho :-)
      Riego las flores todos los días.

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  13. In my garden everything is slower than normal. But the good thing: The best is still to come.

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    1. You're optimist Hetty. Love your garden.

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  14. We’re not expecting many plums this year either,

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  15. Bien puedes sentarte y mirar tranquila tu jardín amiga está todo precioso. Me encantan las fotos.
    Te dejo este enlace que nos soluciona cualquier problema de plantas. Le metes la foto y te dice todo de ellas:

    https://identify.plantnet.org/es

    Buen miércoles Nadezda. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Te deseo un buen junio.
      Un abrazo.

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    2. Gracias, Laura por el enlace. Espero que esto sea útil.

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  16. Such beautiful flowers and trees in your garden, Nadezda!
    I hope the lovely summer will continue,
    Have a lovely day,

    Hugs, Ida

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    1. I do hope too Ida. Plants grow and bloom, need warmth.
      Greetings.

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  17. Very interesting raised flowerbeds! What material they are made from? Looks like siding leftovers...
    If so, they are forever...

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    1. Irina, the raised beds are made of special metal profiles and maybe they are forever :-) We have a company that makes such metal fences for vegetable beds. This is where these raised beds were ordered.

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