I'm going to spend some time with my flowers now. More photos later :)
Jun 12, 2009
One of my loveliest roses. It has been found near the Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki. I've bought mine, though. It's two years old in the photo. Sadly it didn't like the wet weather much, so I didn't get a decent photo of it's flowers last summer...
Probably the worst of my weeds has got many names: bishop's weed, ground-elder, snow-in-the-mountain.
These are not weeds at all. It's a lovely midsummer sauna birch whisk :)
The foliage of these tulips is just stunning.
"But, grandmother, what big eyes you have," she said, originally uploaded by Taiga the Fox.
"But, grandmother, what big eyes you have," said Red Riding Hood.
I've got some different kind of hostas. Most of them I have bought from the local flea market and some of them I have swapped. Therefore I don't know most of the variety names. Here's one of them with a marvellous fresh green foliage, but the flowers aren't so dull looking either. I'll post a photo of the foliage later on.
Jun 11, 2009
Poppy opens... or not. I bought the seeds couple of years ago from Thompson&Morgan. They were large enough to open last summer, but the constant rain rottened them before they opened. Maybe this year I'll be lucky enough to see the coral reef :)
Bought the seeds from Jelitto. Only one of them germinated, but the result was spectacular. Look at the foliage below! Sadly I haven't seen it anywhere this year...
Bought seeds from Jelitto, Germany about four years ago. It was bit of a disappointment at first, because the colour was bit lame... but I have started to like it.
The Rose of Valamo. Valamo Monastery is located in Karelia, Russia, but it was formerly in Finland. One of the brightest colours I have ever seen!
This lovely lily was taller than me. Unfortunately the moles ate it this winter! It seems there are few baby bulbs around, so maybe one day I will see this marvellous flower again....
Bought the seeds of this spectacular flower somewhere from England. It hasn't spread much, but it has survived the wet, but cold winters.