Cannot believe. Already September 10. There are not many flowers in our garden in bloom anymore. I have though taken some pictures daily. Some when walking Canelo and some on the way to the mall or hairdresser etc. Below a few shots from end of August and beginning of September.
The orange daylily is the last one to bloom. Only one stem with about 5 more buds. Since the beginning of the summer I have seen no snails among the lilies but yesterday I saw one on this flower. You can see the petal has some damage to it. Under the petal to the right you can see, if you look close, a small snail. Ufff ! I really thought I had managed to get rid of them .
I’m so happy these two wonderful begonias have been with me already for many years and hope that they still will for many more years to come.
Unfortunately I don’t remember the names of them. The one with the double flowers is one I bought myself. The other one my husband’s cousin gave me. I surfed the web to see if I could figure out their names. The double one I couldn’t find but the other one I think is a Begonia Bertinii. It’s a bit embarrassing but I have to ask my husband’s cousin one more time for the name and then write it down and put it somewhere safe.
The event was organized by Scuderia Ferrari sponsor Santander. I’m a huge, both F1 and Kimi, fan. Of course I had to go there yesterday. I saw Kimi drive rally car at an event in Helsinki in July 2011. That time I didn’t get close enough to take pictures. Now I was lucky to stand in front of the interview/trophy distribution platform right outside the crush barrier. Still it was not easy to take pictures as there were so many professional photographers allowed inside the barrier. I’m glad we went there. It really was a nice event on a glorious, warm, sunny day.
Last week I was at the nearby garden center to buy some lily plants to give our friends because we were there on an overnight visit. On the way to the cashier desk to pay I walked by plants with these incredibly and gorgeous flowers. A flower I saw for the first time in Amsterdam in June 2007. Yes, I immediately decided to buy my friend one and to as soon as possible go back and buy myself one. So yesterday I bought one. Back at home I couldn’t make up my mind whether to keep it in the pot or perhaps plant it in a larger pot to be able to move it indoors for the winter or to plant it into the flower bed and let it stay there for the winter. Then my neighbor said she knows about someone who have their plant outdoors all year around. OK, good, flowerbed it is. I planted it there yesterday. In the morning I began to reconsider was it the right decision or not. Good it’s still warm for some weeks and can make the final decision later. Either way, indoors or outdoors if it does not survive the winter I’ll buy a new one next year.
I searched for information on the plant online. I found out there are many, many different shades and shapes flowers of Passion Flower. All incredible beautiful. Also there are fruits in different colors. On the ‘The Garden Helper’ site I read the to me astonishing thing:
The Passion Flower is a common roadside weed, found throughout many areas of the Southeastern United States where it often grows in large masses in ditches and open fields.
I never thought it a wildflower always thought it’s cultivated. Of course, it maybe both or what ?
In the morning, Saturday 15th, it was thrilling to see the first of the two buds on the plant my friend gave me a couple of weeks ago opened. The plant is about 35 cm tall and the flower about 5 cm wide. I was not sure would it have the strength to bloom this year. Such beautiful color ! I googled for pictures of yellow daylilies on the web and found many that look like mine but with stronger yellow and red color. I think the lighter color of mine is because the plant is so young. According to the pictures my baby plant is a Hemerocallis ‘Fooled Me’. I can’t wait to see it fully grown to about 50-60 cm tall and 12 cm wide flowers.