Monday, March 13, 2017

New gardening season

Hi everyone! :)

It's a new gardening season, so I've already started preparing the garden.

Of course, it's an early spring time, so the soil in my garden is very muddy.
Taking into consideration that winter was much more snowy than the previous ones, we have a big thaw everywhere. 

A few years ago we built a pond, well, a hole in the ground, to be precise. Its purpose was to collect water from an early spring thaw. It's working as you can see, and in spring it's always full, but later in the season the water level  subsides and the pond is dry and empty.

Because of the thaw I've already lost a few plants :( One peony, one iris and one day lilly, they all decayed. I hope I won't lose more plants. 

But, apart from the sad moments like losing the plants, there are many happy incidents that are harbingers of spring :)

Snowdrops are already flowering, plants are slowly coming out. My roses have swollen buds and my honeysuckles (Lonicera caerulea) have buds either. Red rhubarbs look like small mushrooms :)

Here, some one cheeky hare pooped on my tulips and pulled one on the ground 😠

This comming week I'll start sowing flowers seeds. I already sowed some :)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dahlia: Tsuki Yori No Shisha

This is my favourite dahlia: Tsuki Yori No Shisha.

I absolutely love it! It grows tall, flowers are big and heavy and they are pure white with a creamy-yellow center. I bought it last year and I fell in love with it :

In the pictures below it looks yellowish, because the flowers were just facing the Sun.