Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Glories

The garden continues to look good, getting lusher every day.

The flowers have really filled in!

A two-tone double pot marigold (Calendula officinalis cv.)

Mignonette (Reseda odorata)

'Danish Flag' opium poppy (Papaver somniferum 'Danish Flag') - some of the flowers have the regular fringed petals typical of the variety...

... but others have whole edges; the bees love them either way

With things looking this beautiful, I cannot help but spending as much time in the garden as possible. The downstairs neighbors commented yesterday that I seem to be in the garden first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Those, incidentally, are also the times when the flowers and the light are at their loveliest.

4 comments:

  1. Your garden is looking incredible! Enjoy every minute.

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  2. Wow, lovely garden! So lush, and lots of flowers! I really interested to your poppy collections, so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! Poppies are favorites of mine, and they can be quite tricky - they grow very slow in the beginning, and do not tolerate overly high temperatures or drought without getting stunted. Whenever I manage to grow a nice specimen like these I am very proud, even if the blooms barely last a day each.

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