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Flowers in my garden

Flowers in my garden


Luiza Klimtseva: how I learned the rich world of flowers

Flowers of my childhood

What can I write so special about flowers if my favorite flower is Ivan-tea? I am 75 years old, and during my life I have seen such a variety of flowers in many regions of the Soviet Union that you can write a book to express your admiration for what Nature gives us.

Where I was born and where I spent my childhood - in the Arkhangelsk Pomorie - there were very few flowers in natural conditions.

I saw them mostly only in houses, on windowsills. There was always a large fig tree under the icon in every hut in any village, i.e. in the red corner. Also obligatory were a large "birch" - a Chinese rose and also a "Christmas tree", after which I learned that it was asparagus. Without geraniums, a window is not a window. Women sowed yellow flowers from annuals in iron cans from under canned food - these were marigolds. But under such conditions, they grew in one shoot and only 2-3 flowers bloomed at the top, and then the seeds ripened. My mother and I were very proud of them.


And also every spring we sowed "dushmyanka" in iron cans. No one knew how these plants were correctly called. From time to time, my mother asked these "dushmyanki" to shake, and then a miraculous smell went all over the house. Mom probably understood that this scent was useful in some way. As I later found out, it turned out to be basil. If we knew then that this plant can still be eaten with benefit to the body, then we would sow even more. When I talked about ten years ago about the "dushmyanki" MM Girenko, who led a seminar on spicy cultures for us, gardeners, she simply could not believe it. Where did the basil seeds come from in the forest-tundra region in the post-war years?

Even in our area, bluegrass grew near vegetable gardens and along roadsides, frail daisies and bells were encountered. When my friends and I played “house” on the street, I collected such flowers in bouquets and put them in a “vase”. Usually it was a beautiful tin can, found on the bank after the outflow of water in the river.

At the roadstead there have always been foreign steamers loaded with timber. We have known the culture of behavior of sailors from these ships since childhood. They threw overboard everything that they no longer needed. Parents and all adults scolded us for not picking up anything, but we still ran to the shore in search of something pretty. At that time we did not yet understand that it was humiliating for the Pomors to collect waste.

Then I always brought the bouquets into the house, adding to the collected plants "white porridge" - white clover.

I first came to Arkhangelsk at the age of twelve. Dad took him to show the city and started from the embankment. And then I saw the flower beds! I still remember that state of mine. At first I was numb, then I began to run around the flower bed and ask my father: how is it - flowers are blooming on the street? I didn't know what they were called. And only two years later, when I came to enter the technical school in Rostov Yaroslavsky, I learned that these were marigolds and calendula. In the same city, I first saw the front gardens in the lilac thickets.

Knowledge of the world of flowers

Later, in Vyatskiye Polyany, where she already worked, there were also front gardens with blooming lilacs. And they were also struck by phloxes - tall, with large caps of fragrant flowers. There I also met dahlias, but they did not grow everywhere, but only in single front gardens - very large, the size of a large plate. And this is all after my "porridge", which I inserted into the bouquets. There was no limit to my admiration: how could Nature create such a thing!

In Odessa, the blossoming clusters of white acacia and white candles of chestnuts made me so astonished that I wanted to say to all passers-by: "Well, look up!" And they walked, as usual, lowering their eyes under their feet. They were born there, along with acacias.

In Moscow in the early sixties, flower beds were still quite modest, but there was something to see at VDNKh! A whole alley of standard roses! A bare stem of a meter in height, and on the top of the head slightly sloping shoots with bright roses. I was wondering: how do such roses winter? A year later I come to VDNKh - and they are standing!

In Kemerovo nothing amazed, only the gas pollution of the city amazed. But from Kemerovo, once with the whole family, we came to Leningrad on vacation. Here I have seen enough! I saw both classics and fantasy in flowers. Tuberous begonia struck. I didn't know what it was then. The borders on the Field of Mars, in the park near the Kazan Cathedral, were densely planted with red begonia. The summer was rainy, but the begonia kept flowers well.

Flowers of my garden

In Rostov-on-Don there was an abundance of flowers: roses, many roses, and also peonies. Tulips were no longer considered flowers there. At the dacha, I threw them out like weeds every autumn in cans, they multiplied so much, and no diseases struck them. It was in the seventies.

But again there was a move. We arrived in Leningrad. They began to look for a plot for a summer residence, but no one was selling the plot in a good place. Not having dealt with the terrain, we acquired a plot in such a lowland of the former swamp that now even a mobile phone there does not receive a signal, to call, we have to climb higher.

The former owner covered the swamp with sand and stones. We collected the stones and placed them at the edge of the plot, which resulted in a strip of stones one meter wide. I knew that I would not grow vegetables on such stones, so I laid a flower garden along the entire site. And the soil had to be created. They bought manure, they brought soil from the city - a micro-greenhouse, "Violet", "Giant" and others. Immediately, a compost was laid, into which weeds, cut grass from ditches, sawdust, i.e. all vegetable waste. I understood that I could not make fertile soil on sand without compost on manure alone. At the end of the season, the top layer of soil was taken out of the greenhouse to the beds, under the bushes, under the flowers. So she created a humus layer on the site.

In front of the house there was a small, bare area covered with a thick layer of screenings. Then, twenty-five years ago, grass seeds for lawns were not yet available for sale. So I collected grass with bluegrass in small pieces and spread it literally by centimeters on the future lawn. Now it is already a dense, beautiful lawn. For a quarter of a century of observation, I saw how myself

Nature periodically changes herbage on it. At first there was a bluegrass, then a white clover appeared by itself (the aroma is wonderful and it is pleasant to walk), it completely replaced the bluegrass. A few years later, the plantain appeared - at first, single plants, and then it completely replaced the clover. Now the plantain has almost disappeared, the grass has appeared, we did not allow it before flowering, so it is difficult to determine what it is. A buttercup is slowly climbing, but I mercilessly remove it. Our lawn is not afraid of anything - neither cold nor hunger. Children with bicycles for 7-8 people were accommodated on it, dismantled their bicycles, repaired. And the car will stand on it for several days and nights without any consequences for the grass stand.

If dandelions appear on the lawn, then I do not dig them out, but cut off the flowers. Only not immediately, but at the stage when it is clear that they have completely closed. I let the bumblebees work there, and then I insist on dandelion flowers to process the flower garden and shrubs with this infusion, if aphids appear. If there are no aphids, then pour the fermented infusion together with the flowers into the compost. Dandelion flowers appear again, and I'm not lazy - I repeat everything.

It was not by chance that I described the change of grass on the lawn. I want to remind flower growers that you, too, have to rejuvenate perennials in five years, since Nature itself suggests that the soil gets tired from one type of plant.

I hardly feed perennial flowers with mineral fertilizers. When planting in a pit, I put humus, sometimes manure, mineral fertilizers in full, pour a lot of compost on top over the entire area of ​​the future bush. This is enough for five years, but every spring or fall I add compost, i.e. I give them fresh earth. For many years she fed with potassium humate. I bought it in powder form, diluted it in a barrel of rainwater and watered it from a watering can before flowering. The flower stalks, of course, were taller than me, and the flowers were large. Now there is not enough strength for this, so I do not feed. Under the old large climbing rose, I pour two buckets of compost on the roots every year. As a result, there are many shoots, and even more flowers. I can advise flower growers to use “Ideal” for this purpose as well.

For twenty-five years, I changed the composition of flower beds on the site several times (as in nature). When I just started to lay flower beds, there were no rhododendrons, hydrangeas, beautiful lilacs, lilies, daylilies.

And the assortment of annuals was limited. But she immediately created such a flower garden that blooms in the garden from snow to snow. Behind the fence, where the stones were collected, in addition to the simplest daylilies, collections of bearded irises, delphiniums grow, many annuals were planted every year.

Now there is a different flower garden: instead of annuals - quince, two bushes of Kuril tea (Potentilla) - one with white flowers, the other with lemon-yellow flowers. The variety with pink flowers did not want to grow, it disappeared. These are grateful shrubs, they do not require anything, they mulch themselves with dried flowers and leaves. And bloom to the snow.

On this flower garden of ours, for the third generation of grandchildren, grandmothers are being introduced to the basics of botany. They go for a walk in the morning, and the grandchildren begin to ask: "What is this?" The grandmothers answer. From the first generation, the kids have already grown up, got married and are already explaining to the children the name of this or that flower. Neither my grandchildren, nor my neighbors have ever picked flowers without permission, nor have they stolen. But when one of them has a birthday in the summer, and they are going to celebrate it with a noisy company, I go out and ask: "Who has a birthday today?" The birthday boy is responding. I cut as many flowers for him as they show themselves. Thank you, and I am pleased - the flowers came in handy for the holiday.

A landscape for the soul

In this non-standard article on flowers, I did not want to describe any one flower. I'm not interested in this. But I read all the publications about flowers, study them, listen to lectures. However, the most complex compositions tire me, I am bored there. I once spoke with a master of landscaping. She complained that she was very tired of this luxury, and would gladly have rested in an old, rickety shop near an old, blackened bath.

I joked, they say, I just have such a corner. There is still a row of gooseberries growing. When it blooms, the endless hum of bees is heard. She invited me to come and sit there. But she has no time, she has to work in other people's plots. And I get nourishment from this corner every spring. Yes, and in the fall there is grace when remontant raspberries begin to ripen on two bushes. I still do not allow to demolish the rickety shop.

Many gardeners know me by articles as a vegetable grower. I share my experience in growing cucumbers, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic. I can't list all the plants, but I also definitely grow radish.

What flowers can I afford now, at 75 years old, and my spouse is 78 years old? After all, in order for flowers to look good, they must be monitored, they take more time to care for them than vegetables. Our site is periodically flooded with water, and by the spring a layer of ice 50-60 cm thick forms there. In such a winter, all bulbous plants die - winter garlic, tulips, lilies, crocus. We have to buy again, but we have higher places where there is no ice, so tulips, scillas, lilies, planted in curtains, still give the impression that the site is all in flowers.

The first joy after the snow is created by crocuses. It is not just a bright flower, it gives a sense of joy in life. It gives such a burst of energy that they are enough to dig up everything, sow, loosen, collect garbage. And this feeling is not only for me. Neighbors, too, having arrived at the site from the city, having seen the first flowers, run around the site, admire them and forget that in the fall it was hard to put the land in order. Immediately they begin to build a huge number of plans. That's what power small bright flowers have! Sometimes they even begin to bloom under the snow to cheer us up.

Then scyllas, muscari of different sizes and colors bloom - blue, light blue, white, white. Primrose inflorescences rise, then the turn of tulips, hazel grouses comes (only one species of these flowers withstood the ice test). Forget-me-nots are blooming, nearby the periwinkle beautifully sways in the wind with delicate blue flowers, exuding a delicate aroma. He does not require special care for him. For an elderly person, such a plant is an assistant: it covers the ground with a solid carpet, weeding is not needed. A honeysuckle with original flowers, emitting a unique aroma, winds near the wall of the house.

And so there is a continuous series of changes in colors and aromas. I especially appreciate my watershed - aquilegia. Twenty-five years ago I bought the seedlings of this plant in the Botanical Garden. It was a hybrid. The flower in this catchment was so large that it looked like a starfish. It bloomed for several years, showering seeds at the end of the season if the flowers are not cut on time. Self-seeding turned out to be a continuous carpet, I then distributed the seedlings to all the neighbors. But self-seeding resulted in such a variety of inflorescences that it is impossible to describe and count everything.

But their spurs were already shorter than the hybrids. The neighbors then wanted to start the catchment hybrids on the beds themselves, which I had before. But for some reason, such beauty did not work: the foliage is scarce, the peduncles are low, the flowers are medium-sized. And now I am happy with self-sowing, because immediately after the snow, aquilegia forms large, green leaves, they cover a large area of ​​land and create the impression that I already have order in the garden. They do not require shelter for the winter, they survive in any winter. The catchment area grows throughout the entire site and does not require maintenance. For an elderly person, this is a great relief.

As well as the drainage area, Astrantia is also unpretentious. Stands for itself, does not bother anyone, does not require anything. The daisies were different, now there are not many of them left. The reason is that they do not recover well after being under ice captivity, and this cannot be avoided in our area. But early chamomile and medicinal plants are unsinkable plants. They grow like weeds. And you can't do without them - they will create a corner of unpretentious beauty everywhere.

There were different roses in our garden, but the grafted plants died under the ice. My favorite rose is Gloria Day. This is the memory of Rostov-on-Don, where I first saw it and began to grow it. This rose was then there for everyone.

Two climbing roses with their own roots survived four "glacial floods". We now have these roses all over our gardening, as gardeners see our "icing" and the fact that these roses bloom again as if nothing had happened. They come and ask to dig out a young shoot for them. I don't cover them with anything for the winter, I just bend them to the ground.

An evergreen rhododendron blooms before roses in June. He was seated near the porch. Over the years, it has grown so much that it even interferes with walking. When he was small, I covered him with spruce branches for the winter. Then he got under the ice, and nothing happened to him. Since then, I no longer cover the rhododendron for the winter. A mole has been living under it for several years. I think he is calm there, since I do not loosen the soil under this bush, but only add compost and faded inflorescences.

The flower garden that is behind the fence on the stones, I covered with spruce branches for the winter. All plants - phlox, lilies, daylilies, irises, astrantia, periwinkle, asparagus, chamomile. Once in the spring, when the snow melted, I saw that the spruce branches were not there - they had stolen it back in the fall. Since then I have not covered my flower plants. And the roses also ceased to cover.

When the ice melts, so much water flows from other areas to our neighbors through our site that you can sail on a boat. Both roses and grapes fall under this stream, but, fortunately, they are alive and well. Nearby phloxes. In this case, they also do not die, but then you have to tinker with them so that in a year they bloom in full force.

Peonies on the plot create a special aura.When I pass these plants, I will definitely tell them something affectionate. This is not a flower, but some kind of riddle.

On the site, I definitely leave 2-3 balsam plants, since bumblebees in the fall collect nectar on it until the last opportunity. They can hardly crawl, it's time to rest, but it's a pity to leave such prey. And the second reason why I keep balsam on the site is also valid. The balsam shoots its seeds in different directions, and in the spring around a large area is completely covered with seedlings. I let them grow up to 20-30 cm in height and then remove them with the roots. At this age, their roots smell like iodine. There are many such plants, they all go to compost.

Hydrangeas are one of the favorite plants on the site. I leave the dacha in mid-October, and they all bloom, albeit not with August beauty, but with autumn beauty. I have two hydrangeas - large-leaved and paniculate.

Perennial onions grow in the same bed, and around are bearded irises. Irises are fading, next to them is a large aconite bush ("white boots"), it throws out tall flower stalks and then blooms until late autumn. And bumblebees on it expanse. And perennial onions themselves bloom beautifully - slime, Altai, fragrant. I don't remove their flowers, because for some reason a lot of insects, small and large, gather there, and the seeds then fall off them. And so the planting is rejuvenated by the self-seeding method. And I don't have to buy seeds and sow them again.

Now there are very beautiful varieties of daylilies that bloom for a very long time. In fact, their flower usually opens up in full force for one day, which is why people call it a beautiful day, but I have it in partial shade, and especially if it's rainy weather, it can bloom for 2-3 days. The flower stalks of the daylily are powerful, a lot of flowers are laid, so the flowering stretches for almost a month. I also have an old variety of daylily, it sits in the sun, I did not transplant it, i.e. have not rejuvenated for 23 years. Here his flower opens only for one day.

Delphiniums of any color delight the eyes with their severity - they stand at attention, like soldiers. Of course, I, like many gardeners, was fond of gladioli, as well as more exotic plants - cannes. I picked a place on the site so that the cannes bloom. I could see their flowers only after planting near the wall of the house. However, the flowering was so modest that I realized: this plant is not for me, this is not Rostov-on-Don.

In the magazine "Flora Pricee" # 7 in 2012, I wrote that annuals require the most labor and time. I have been fond of growing these flowers for many years. I really liked the petunia. At one time, the seeds of a simple crimson petunia were on sale. Sow it, then check it three times over the summer - it will fill the entire area around. She also grew ornamental cabbage - each plant is not similar to each other, and it grows until the winter frosts. There was also nimesia on my site - what tenderness lies in its flowers. And they are all different!

But everything has its time. Age leads to limitations in many ways. Now on the site I have the most unpretentious annuals left: calendula, marigolds (I have been growing them since the age of 13) and a lot of nasturtium.

My favorite tree is larch. Our site is small for tree planting. But I still planted the larch, and my husband installed a bench near it. I will sit there for a minute, stroke its twig - and as if I have visited my small homeland.

I talked about flowers in my life. And all the same, when I fall asleep, in my eyes there are not white acacia with chestnuts, not roses with rhododendrons, not honeysuckle with hydrangea, but a dwarf birch tree clings to its legs, white cloudberry flowers glow, wild rosemary blossoms, and I see the fruits of large blueberries.

Louise Klimtseva,
experienced gardener


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In June, the splendor of the blooming peonies was gradually replaced by the splendor of the lilies in July - this made a very impressive impression.

My flower beds grow and change every year, and this story is only part of my impressions over several years.
At our summer cottage there is also a front garden under the window, where an incense grows, irises, lilies and other flowers bloom.
A fragment of the garden path from the gate to the porch is decorated with Mahonia bushes, which bloom in May with yellow, fragrant flowers.

There are other places with flowers in our garden, where special floral aromas are fragrant. And most importantly, I want to try a lot more to grow in the garden, to see new flowers in the coming season.

Irina Guryeva
Gardenia.ru "Floriculture: Pleasure and Benefit"

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Flowers in my garden: chamomile and its "chamomile" friends

One chamomile, two chamomile, three chamomile ...
And I'll rip the fourth! ©

As far back as I can remember, I have always liked chamomile. In childhood, one of the vivid representations of summer village happiness was weaving a wreath of daisies and cornflowers somewhere in a field or meadow, surrounded by fluttering butterflies, and later, in adolescence, fortune telling by chamomile is an obligatory ritual. In high school, while studying Mayakovsky at the lessons of Russian literature, I studied Poems about the Soviet Passport together with everyone else and I remember them even now the first time. But the phrase from "Unfinished" I remember too, and maybe that's why there is no monumentality in the perception of the poet's personality, since it is destroyed by the image of his lyrical hero, with inherent doubts and nervous experiences:

"Loves? does not love? I break my hands
and I scatter my fingers breaking
so they rip after guessing and let them in May
corollas of oncoming daisies "...

It would seem a very simple image, but at the same time sincere, and for those who have ever experienced a feeling of unrequited love - even piercing ...
Probably, someone also considers chamomile a "simple" flower, but for me it is very laconic, but still naive and romantic too :-)) And somehow in one article about flowers I read that in the old days people believed that they were there, where a star fell from the sky, a daisy will certainly bloom. Handsomely!

My collection of garden daisies and others like them began with one stunted flower, which I discovered while examining my newly acquired property. And he did not even grow in the yard, but on the street, near the fence, under the mailbox. Of course, I began to look after him - I watered, added nutritious soil, drove away pests. And my beauty came to life, cheered up and grew, forming a whole clearing. I hope she adds a good mood to the postman :-))
And it blooms one of the first among its own, in the second half of May. Probably, the poet also met such a May chamomile :-)).


And five years ago one timid flower grew here :-)

Simultaneously with the snow-white beauty, feverfew - Persian chamomile - blooms. I love her for its rich color, lush carved foliage and earlier May bloom. In a flower garden, this feverfew acts in a duet with a perennial oriental poppy. But the crescendo has already passed them, and next spring I will divide both of them and plant them in other flower beds, and in their place, I hope, roses will settle.


Feverfew "Robinson's Giants"
(Plasmas)


Feverfew, mixture "Raspberry Giants" (NK Russian Ogorod)

Another beauty dissolves her curly inflorescences in late May - early June. This is a terry daisy "Crazy Daisy", its height is 60-70 cm. Two years ago I already divided and planted it, but I see that it is time again next season - it is very quickly growing lush bushes. And also these daisies are very fond of aphids and are colonized by it - therefore, also away from roses! :-))


Terry chamomile "Crazy Daisy" (Plasmas)


Increased doubleness :-)

Two years ago, I got a nivyanik "Alaska". Somehow it didn't work out right away with him and had to be transplanted several times. Last year he went into winter very weak and in the spring a small run with a leaf stuck out of the ground. But nothing, oklemalsya like :-)). He is also medium-sized, about 80 cm, but even with such a still weak development, the flower itself is quite large. If you gain strength and adapt to a new place, then it may well become my record holder for large flowers :-)).


Nivyanik "Alaska" (Plazmas)

Since 2014, another record holder has been growing for me, but in height - the Grand Illusion daisy, whose growth reaches 140 cm, and the flower diameter is 7-8 cm. A very unpretentious, hardy variety, winters well, quickly builds up a voluminous bush. I have already divided it, and now I have six such bushes in my garden in different flower beds.


Nivyanik "Grand Illusion" (Gavrish)

Somewhere from the surrounding fields, a chamomile with small flowers, located in large numbers on each stem, came to us. It grows rapidly by self-seeding and, with benevolent connivance, actively occupies new spaces. You have to control :-)) In the photo below, she just looks such a short and magnificent baby. It's just that the downpour put the stems more than a meter high in the grass, and only the tops with inflorescences rose up to the sun :-))


Small-flowered wild daisy

And the other day in one of the schools I found a small timid flower, snow-white and quivering. It was the new chamomile sown this year, the Silver Spoons nivyanik, bloomed. The quality of the seeds is good - we managed to grow five clumps of seedlings with several plants in each. This chamomile promises to be up to 120 cm tall, which makes me very happy, since at the current stage of the development of my flower beds, I still need tall specimens.


Nivyanik "Silver Spoons" (Agros)

Fortunately, now there are so many varieties of nivyaniks, chamomiles, pyrethrum, and I will be able to constantly replenish my collection, it is inspiring. In addition, in addition to the daisies themselves, there is still an incredible number of different beautiful flowers, which outwardly resemble a daisy in some way - close or distantly, and which is simply impossible not to love! :-))

For example, coreopsis! What a positive, sunny flower, it can be yellow, yellow-brown and even pink. There are many varieties of it, both annual and perennial. I am interested in perennials, so I had to figure it out a little. Now I know that the dye house, Drummond, and ferulele are like annuals. And about the perennial varieties of coreopsis, we have an interesting review on our website: Coreopsis: a summer flower in an autumn garden

I have only one perennial variety so far, "Sunburst", sowed last year for trial. The manufacturer promised that the petals closer to the core will be brown, but my whole flower is yellow. But even this one looks very cute. He overwintered beautifully, bloomed profusely, until he got sick. I will continue the collection with other perennial varieties :-))


Coreopsis lanceolate "Sunburst" (NK Russkiy Ogorod)



Another bright representative of the "positivists" of the flower world is Gaillardia! I love it for its deep rich colors, large inflorescences, lush bushes. I really like her golden yellow, orange, red colors. Just some kind of fire in the flower garden! Thanks to grandfather Columbus, if he really brought this wonderful plant from North America to Europe at one time :-)

It is also important to remember here that Gaillardia beautiful - annual, but spinousand hybrid -perennial varieties.I still have a low-growing (25-30 cm) Gaillardia variety "Arizona", more precisely - its three variations "Red", "Sun" and "Epricot".They are still growing up in the school and waiting for the move, which will happen as soon as the turn comes to the design of the foreground in my flower beds. I read that it can spread over the site by self-sowing, but for some reason this does not happen to me - only by sowing seeds for seedlings.
I really want to grow tall Gaillardia. Already looked after in the catalog IM seedspost.ru perennial varieties "Burgundy" and "Yashma", reaching 70 cm in height.


Gaillardia Arizona
(NK Russian Ogorod)



And this bright sun came to me from a neighbor. She simply calls him "yellow daisy". Unknowingly, I suspected of him rudbeckia, helenium, some kind of decorative small-flowered helianthus, but then I figured out that it was heliopsis. And it is really "sun-like" :-)) A very hardy and unpretentious plant, winters well, quickly increases its volume. I planted it in my place in the fall, but in the spring I also divided and planted it, it adapts well. I have a specimen with a simple flower, the height is a little over a meter, and in fact there are still very high, as well as double and variegated varieties of this perennial.


Heliopsis

And how can you pass by such a bright and gorgeous beauty-rudbeckia! It falls out of the general concept of my collection :-)), as it is an annual, but I admire it and try to reproduce every season from my own seeds. With early sowing, seedlings can bloom in the first year or go into winter without flowering and pleases with their splendor next year.


Terry rudbeckia "Gold" (Aelita)

Depending on the landing site, it can be of different heights - both up to 60 cm and above a meter. So, in one of the flower beds, it competes in height with the Grand Illusion cornflower.



Luxurious double flowers of this rudbeckia reach 15 cm in diameter! What a pity that it is not for many years!


Ratibida
columnar "Mexican Hat" (NK Russian Ogorod)


Ratibida columnar "Prairie Flower" (Search)

I still have two varieties of columnar ratibide, but I saw seeds on sale with a different color option. There is another kind of ratibide - feathery... It has more elongated and pointed petals, and the core, on the contrary, is not elongated, but rounded. I would like to have such varieties at home :-))


First photo: color variant of the columnar ratibide; second photo: feathery ratibide. Source: zakupator.com

Another chamomile in my garden is erigeron, or small-petal, popularly called "girlish cilia" :-)) It blooms since June, of medium height, bush well, winters well. This is the most common type - Erigeron the handsome and so far only two colors, but there are many variations, so there is room to strive.If you don't look into the details, you can confuse it with Alpine asters, but my asters bloom in the fall.


Erigeron "Gems"
(Plasmas)


Erigeron "Pink Diamond"(Plasmas)

One of my favorite "stars" in my garden is echinacea! I adore her! So far, only purple has been grown, and how many varieties of it exist now - just eyes run up! I really like the article by Sergey Kovalenko about this beautiful plant, not in vain called the "evening sun", and also very useful:
Once again about the benefits of echinacea and their correct agricultural technology


Echinacea purpurea "Livadia" (Search)

It seems to me that purple echinacea is suitable for any flower garden and goes well with other flowers, of any color. With sunny heliopsis and other golden yellow flowers, it looks bright and cheerful:


Echinacea purpurea "Red Hat" (Gavrish)

With lilac-pink monards, fireweed and sage, it looks tender and touching:



And next to flowers of more saturated tones, it only wins and looks noble:



Of course, this is only a small fraction of all the “daisies” that exist in the garden culture, but I’m at the beginning of creating my collection of perennials :-)) And today these are not all characters - soon Gelenium will bloom, perennial rudbeckia is preparing for the first flowering , closer to autumn, the decorative helianthus will delight with its garlands of flowers, and even later the time will come for "octobrinks".


Yellow flowers in my garden. Photo

Good afternoon dear friends!

I love different flowers, red, white and purple grow on my site. But now, when yellow flowers bloom in the garden, it becomes somehow especially joyful and I want to tell everyone and show, if not the flowers themselves, then at least a photo.

And also fields of sunflowers bloom nearby. Words cannot convey what a beauty it is!

I wonder why yellow flowers are so eye-catching?

Yellow flowers in the garden

Probably because yellow symbolizes the sun, light and warmth. This color is light, joyful, cheerful, it fills with energy, positive emotions, optimism. Yellow symbolizes wealth, especially its golden hues.

A bright yellow color in the spectrum of colors is the first to attract attention and is remembered for a long time, therefore this feature is now widely used in advertising.

And yellow flowers have long ceased to be a symbol of separation, these prejudices are a thing of the past. On the contrary, yellow flowers are a symbol of love and happiness among many nations.

For example, in Sicily there is a tradition of picking yellow daisies on May 1, because they are believed to bring health and happiness to the home.

Did you know that yellow marigolds can improve vision and drive away a bad mood?

However, this can be said about all yellow colors. Yellow flowers make the garden joyful and festive. And even on a cloudy day, they give a sea of ​​positive.

Therefore, in every garden there must be yellow flowers, let them be separate bright spots. Or you can make a fashionable monochrome flower garden in which flowers of the same color bloom from early spring to late autumn. This is for an amateur, and you need to spend a lot of energy and knowledge in order to land everything correctly.

I have yellow flowers in my garden all spring-summer season here and there.

I took some photos of flowers from my garden. These are both perennial yellow flowers and annuals.

Yellow flowers. My photos

In early spring, yellow crocuses, tulips and daffodils, irises are already delighting with their solar energy.

And miniature pansies attract attention and create a special positive mood precisely due to the yellow color of the petals.

These flowers are also spring flowers, but they bloom later. And I don’t know their names. Can you help determine?

(We have already found out that this is a common loosestrife).

The queen of flowers, the rose is good in any color. But when the yellow roses bloomed, the rest gave way to them a little.

True, I can't get a good photo of the whole bush. And in the background, if you see, the animal is my cat, she didn't even notice that she was spinning nearby when I was taking pictures.

Now the beauties of lilies, coreopsis are blooming, marigolds, zinnia, purslane, marigolds are blooming.

Rudbeckia will bloom for a long time until autumn, dahlias and chrysanthemums will delight.

I did not show all the yellow flowers, some stories about some of them are on the pages of the site.

Do you have yellow flowers in the garden?

I wish you all the best, joyful, positive mood!

We still have a lot of interesting things:


Flowers in my garden - garden and vegetable garden

Rudbeckia hybrid (Rudbeckia L.)

Aconite or wrestler (Aconite L.)

Dahlia Sunny boys (Dahlia Cav.)

Calendula (Calendula officinalis L.)

Amaranth tailed (Amaranthus caudatus L.)

Elecampane (Inula helenium L.)

Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens L.)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.)

Nivyanik (Leucanthemum Mill.)


Enotera (Oenothera L.)

Meadowsweet or meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim.)

Large-headed cornflower (Centaurea macrocephala Muss.Puschk. ex Willd.)

Nivyanik (Leucanthemum Mill.)

Loose mint (Lysimachia nummularia L.)

Sedum (Sedum L.)

Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.)

Hosta (Hosta Tratt.)

cornflower (Centaurea L.)

Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.)

Slime onion (Allium nutans L.)

Curly beans (Phaseolus L.)


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