Spring is really taking off, and now we’re having some nice temperatures too. This weekend, other than enjoying myself with visiting music friends, I’ve been cleaning some flower beds that were left ignored since last year. Today we had 19 degrees C. 😍😍
I love to see nature come alive again – green leaves, flowers and insects, and every day brings a new surprise in the garden. This is truly a fantastic time of the year.
Last weekend while I was down south at the concertina event, I had the opportunity to visit the green forest… after the long winter, seeing this was like coming to heaven.
It’s a lovely part of Sweden, especially in the spring when the not yet fully grown leaves still allow the sun to shine through the trees. Another time I want to visit the famous Trollskogen – the forest with the twisted beeches – too.. it’s further away but it’s absolutely worth going there.
In my own garden
There are some lovely things going on in my garden. The early spring flowers are slowly fading and new flowers start to bloom or at least they have buds or they’re getting new fresh leaves.
There will soon be new Geranium sanguineum, a lovely perennial that grows quite large and blooms happily all the summer.
And this nice plant is definitely up and coming, and today the first flowers had come out. Sadly I don’t remember the name of it – could it be Vinca Major? It’s a lovely plant however.
There will also soon be new Geranium ROZANNE ‘Gerwat’. This is my very favourite plant. It grows huge, almost like a shrub, and blooms approximately from June and until the first snow comes. Fantastic, isn’t it?
See them in the summer…
Today I scared this baby off when I cleaned an area below our porch.. I hope he/she will finds another place to hide.
Last year we built a new flowerbed and moved some of our perennials there, while others had died, so I removed a lot but never had the time or energy to plant new stuff. It was also very windy here last summer, which also was a reason why I didn’t want to do much in the garden. I usually enjoy gardening a lot but not really when there’s strong wind. (Actually, when it’s too windy I don’t even want to go out)
That means that this summer I have some work to do in the garden! But I’m looking forward to it, and I hope I can manage to find good plants that go well together… and I’m looking forward to go plant shopping and to plan how to organise my perennials.
Expect to see quite a few garden pics on this blog during the next few months, and follow my garden from almost empty to very nicely in bloom! And if that isn’t your thing.. well, bad for you. But then you can go and visit my blog about Irish whiskey instead!
To be continued…