Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why not enjoy some more iris while they look so good.. ‘Jane Phillips’  in flower to begin with Vielä vähän kurjenmiekkoja kun ne näyttävät niin kauniilta.. ‘Jane Phillips’  kukassa siinä ensimmäisenä. Ännu mer iris medan de är säsong för dem och de ser bra ut.. ‘Jane Phillips’  i blom allra först. Iris ruthenica Iris pseudacorus ‘Alba’ I’ve raised […]

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It seems like it’s a particularly good year for bearded  irises, Iris germanicas, Barbata Elatior –Group irises and other irises that resemble them. Here are few irises from Ruissalo Botanical Gardens, some in my garden and one or two from other places. Barbata Elatior Group ’Gentius’ Vaikuttaa ihan siltä että tänä vuonna olisi erityisen hyvä […]

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Paeonia x arendsii ‘Mai Fleuri’ and my greenhouse. Someone might have garnered that I’m quite fond of peonies based on my trip to the Peony Festival back in April. It’s quite funny how truly northerly Finland is, since now on the 14th of June, the same plants that flowered in China flower over here. My […]

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It’s the time of the year when the Rhododendrons are flowering at their best and this year I made it to the Rhododendron Society’s summer trip to Turku and the Ruissalo Botanical Gardens. I have a friend from Turku, and we usually have these somewhat infantile matches where we berate each other’s home towns (mine […]

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Summer finally came along, and the garden shows some of its best sides. You could be mistaken and think I mostly have a white flowering garden based on some recent posts, but actually, I’m quite fond of colors, they just don’t show themselves that much at this time of the year. The Azaleas aren’t behaving […]

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