miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2018

Late May blooms

There are not many flowers in the garden lately. This Camellia is the only one blooming at the moment, I won't see many flowers on my camellias this year because the hail storms ruined most of their buds.



Not many roses after the rainy weeks of April and May





Good news: Jean Giono is back! I can't believe I found another one!


Hibiscus keep blooming as usual ... I should love this noble plants more, they bloom almost year round, never get sick and once they reach a certain size they live on their own, I don't even water them.



An Aloe has bloomed 


In the pond most water lilies are "sleeping" but some varieties are still blooming




See you next time!


23 comentarios:

  1. I am sure you are very disappointed by the impact the heavy rains have had on your Camellias and roses - it is the flip side of the frustration we feel here when the blooms are stunted by dry conditions. Mother Nature can be so cruel! I hope you get a dry stretch soon.

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    1. Kris, I'm hoping for some sunny weeks to dry out the soil, it's too wet to plant anything. I have lots of pending work in the garden. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Marit, I'd have more camellias blooming by now if the hail storms hadn't damaged them so much. Unfortunately we are hopeless against climate. Wish you a wonderful day!

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  3. I’m sorry to hear about the hail, Marcelo, but you still have some lovely flowers. Yes you should love the hibiscus more! Look at that second one- it’s almost like a rose!! We had some rain here two days ago, the first for weeks. We gardeners are never completely happy with the weather, are we.

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    1. Hello Jane, I am a serious case of "zonal denial", since my early childhood I've been infatuated with English and German gardens full of lupines, peonies, tulips and other plants that don't grow in my climate, glossy books on british and German gardens books were my introduction to gardening and defined my taste, I wanted the plants,the colors, the lushness I saw in my books. I am not yet fully recovered from that but I no longer bother planting peonies and tulips as stubbornly did for decades, one big help to begin overcoming my denial was the extraordinary book "the new ornamental garden" by the australian Gardener Simon Rickard, it's not easy to find books dealing with heat as limiting factor for gardening since most gardening book are written either in Europe or North America where cold is the biggest problem. If you haven't read The new ornamental garden I definitely reccomend it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    2. Zonal denial...I like that! I’m a bit the same.

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  4. Good evening MDN,
    Having a garden in a climate like we are having in Holland is also not always easy. We have an exceptional wonderful warm month of may and the weather was great for the roses. But other years it's much different. If I was living in your climat I would grow orchids. Ore fuchsia's. Your roses look wonderful though.
    Have a wonderful day
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Marijke, I wish my roses looked like yours for at least one month! Here the problems are constant in summer they are burned by the sun and the rest of the year they are wet and rife with diseases. Roses are a source of much frustration in my garden but they are so gorgeous I can't give up on them. I like Fuchsias, I have some of them they are shade loving plants very sensible to hash sun as for orchids I never tried there was an orchid plantation 2 streets from my house for many years, seemingly the grew well here. Have a weekend full of roses!

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  5. Hello, Marcelo!
    Despite on the autumn season your roses are pretty and I love your hibiscus and purple water lily. It's surprising to see a flower of aloe, amazing!

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    1. Nadezda, this autumn is too rainy and doesn't help the roses at all, had it been drier they would look much better since it's cool and sun is gentle not harsh, but there is nothing we can do against climate. Have a great week!

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  6. Hello Marcelo,
    I am still waiting for rain here. We had a very warm May and my roses started to blossom at least 2 weeks earlier.
    To you as rose lover I actually wanted to recommend a blog of a German rose blogger named Urte. Unfortunately it's all in German, but here photos are wonderful. She grows a lot of old and historic roses, takes pictures of them and in winter time she paints rose pictures based on her photos: https://elfenrosengarten.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sigrid, I wish I could send over some rain to Germany, this autumn has been very rainy. Now I only want a dry week to work in the garden, the soil is too wet and it's impossible to plant bulbs and new roses, this is the time to do it. I just have to be patient. Thanks a lot for the blog you reccomended, it's beautiful, her rose garden is a wonder, I'll add it to my blog list!

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  7. Hello Marcelo, you say there are not many flowers in your garden now, but I see many and they are all beautiful. Your water lilies are the most beautiful I have ever seen and, yes, I too think you should love the hibiscuses more. :) They are splendid. I'd love to be able to grow them.
    Let's do this: You grow some hibiscuses "for me" and I grow some lupins "for you". :)
    The lupins start to bloom soon (earlier than usually). I hope there will not be too heavy rains and winds in the next few weeks.

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    1. Deal! Today I was pruning an hibiscus that grew too much and was invading my neighbour garden. I hope the weather is nice over there because I want to see lots of pretty lupins!

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    2. Thank you for your comment yesterday, Marcelo! I hope there will be more colours of lupins coming. This year the weather has been somewhat peculiar.
      Have a great weekend!

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  8. Están todas muy lindas, las rosas se ven muy bien. Besitos.

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    1. Gracias Teresa, quedan muy poquitas rosas en este otoño antes de la poda y las lluvias no han ayudado mucho tampoco. Gracias por tu visita, saludos!

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  9. Thanks for sharing these amazing photos.
    Your flowers are so beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend
    Maria from
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  10. There are still so many beautiful blooms in your garden!

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  11. Preciosas fotos de flores.

    Hola me gustaria que pasaras si lo deseas por mi blog
    http://anna-historias.blogspot.com/?m=1.

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  12. How beautiful!
    Are they all yours?
    janicce.

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