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Some pictures from my veggie/herb/flower garden.

Birches have small leaves at the back yard:




Greek marjoram:



Buds of bleeding heart:




The first viola:



Tulip - soon open:



Beside of it wild strawberries.



Mint has escaped from its bed:




A tiny gooseberry:




Lupin:

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Bergenia crassifolia:




The forest behind of my home looks greener every day:

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It looks like a lovely, magical place, Saliha - beautiful photos!

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Thanks Lee. As the spring, in my garden haven´t very much flowers etc. yet. But later... more pics then.
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Tulips opened their flowers today:



Good timing just for the Mother's Day.
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Saliha has inspired me to post some photos of my Spring garden.

As many of you know, almost all of my stuff is grown in containers, since I have only about an inch of top soil (our townhouses were built on a ledge).

Beautiful time of year!

More later from me, too!

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Thanks Lee! Beautiful pictures. You have a lot of nice flowers there.
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My mom loved bleeding hearts.

She also had 3 varieties of mint. They would grow out of control and that was fine because the outside cats loved to sleep in the mint. LOL There was plenty for everyone. She would put sugar and mint leaves in fresh brewed tea.

My Iris' are blooming (will try to get a pic later).
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I have a lot of wild strawberries in my garden:





Only problem, it grows so difficult places, between the concrete slabs where we should walk...


Flowers of the bleeding heart are now open:




(On the right is Aconitum, traditional perennial flower in the Finnish gardens. It will blossom at June/July.)


(Behind lily and day lily.)


Chives grow well:




Gooseberry has buds and flowers:



My grandfather planted gooseberry bushes in the garden almost 40 years ago but during the years other bushes took almost all their places and almost all of them died. Last year I found last ones and at this spring I moved them to the new place. Seems that still 3 little bushes are alive. I got my interest for gardening from my grandfather; when I was a little girl, he teached me how to take care of plants and inspired me to try new flowers and veggies. I could say that I inherited my green thumb from him.

He passed away 25 years ago but still I remember his teachings when I work now in my own garden.
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My garden has got new inhabitant, pied flycatcher. I flies on my garden, sits in the fences and bushes and chase away out every other birds.



Picture is not good as it doesn´t come near of me.

I think it is planning to build its nest to somewhere near and thinks that my garden is now part of its territory. Hopely it accepts me to stay there...

One of its favourite places is the maple. Its now flowering and the first leaves are growing:



Because of its flowers, my garden is now full of the fragrance of honey.
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I, too, take after my grandfather, the gardener. And my Aunt Stella, both of whom had green thumbs and were wonderful gardeners.

I now wish I had listened to them more closely when they were alive!

Have you named your little bird-friend, Saliha?

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Its kind of Keeper (keep others away from its own yard). At the evening I saw that there was some kind of love affair between it and some female bird.

I mean romance

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My Dad taught me how to garden.

Qsis do you have any extra seeds for the Fleur Pepper? I didn't grow them last year and I'm not certain that the year before seeds are viable.
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Forget me not - I love the name of this flower.




I have a lot of these flowers in my garden. Story of them is a little

About 40 years ago I brought some of those from the summer cottage field and when they went dry I throw them to the back yard compost. They seeded to there and now my whole garden is full of them every spring.
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Qsis do you have any extra seeds for the Fleur Pepper?
Oh, Leni, I don't know! I wasn't going to grow them this year, since they took so long.

I will root around and see if I can find some!

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P.S. Saliha, I love Forget-Me-Nots, too! I will plant a pot of those this year, for my brother and mother. The most spectacular shade of blue!
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Wild strawberries grow fast.




They are flowering too.




One bleeding heart escaped from my garden and moved near of the forest to the back yard.




Near of it the lily of the valleys are flowering soon (what a fragrance in everywhere when they start to flower as here are hundreds of thousands of them!!!).




The forest is now full green.

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Now they are open in my garden, the lily of the valleys.



Beautiful name by the way. Does anyone know where it has got its name?
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I found few legends of the lily the valley:

The flower is also known as Our Lady's tears or Mary's tears from Christian legends that it sprang from the weeping of the Virgin Mary during the crucifixion of Jesus. Other etiologies have its coming into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden or from the blood shed by Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon.

Also one tells about romance between lily of the valley and nightingale.

In the Victorian “language of flowers” the lily of the valley signifies a return to happiness. Legend tells that the first lily of the valley loved a nightingale. Every night the nightingale would come to the garden to sing. Being shy, the lily of the valley hid herself from him, and the bird grew lonely and left the garden. Waiting for him in vain, the lily of the valley became sad and stopped blooming. She bloomed again only when the nightingale returned in May, restoring her happiness.

Any ways, nice name, nice flowers and what a wonderfull fragrance it has.
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The first rose is open:





We call these as the mid summer roses as they usually open their flowers at the mid summer feast time - what is actually just right now. Good timing.

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All my tiny garden smells for peppermint, specially at the warm evenings. Its sometimes like being in the candy shop.
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Wild flowers in my garden - Campanula patula or spreading bellflower (we call its as the bell of magpie):




I let the chamomile seeds to spread all over my garden at the last year, these grow with the lettuces:


I have read that chamomile is one of those plants which by its strong frangrance deport pests. True or not but no pests in the lettuces at this year.


Kale:



Yummy in salads.



One of my special herbs - chili oregano:





Lavender. Not sure if it will flower at this year. I might have to keep it indoors at the next winter. Lavender doesn´t usually survive our winter.




As I had a bird feeder in my garden at the winter, birds didn´t eat all seeds. Some random sunflowers are growing in my garden.

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Supporters for the peas:




The peas found them in minutes:


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Lovely fairy-land you have there, Saliha!

Here are a couple I just took.

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Nice flowers, Lee.


A bee in the flower of chives:



Roses:







Time of daisies:



Beside of the front door is a box of violets to welcome the visitors:
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