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Imagerannveig
Jun 22, 2010 8:21 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Summer is here and the garden is bursting into bloom. Thought I'd share a few photos of what's flowering right now .....

Summer solstice was yesterday and on this longest day of the year the sun set at 12:04 am and rose again at 2:55 am. It does not get dark in those three hours between sunset and sunrise ..... just slightly dusky .... In my opinion this is the most spectacular time of year to visit .... unfortunately it's cloudy so we can't see the midnight sun :-(



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Imagerannveig
Jun 22, 2010 8:27 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
It's columbine time here .... columbines galore! :-)

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ImageAguane
Jul 8, 2010 12:06 AM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Rannveig,
thanks for sharing your pics of the lush garden. I can certainly appreciate how you feel about the enjoyment and beauty of the growing season. Here in Phoenix AZ we may have heat of 100-120 F. in 4 months time. Crispy plant material! Spring is short and sweet!
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Imagerannveig
Jul 8, 2010 7:09 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thank you Susie :-) I could not bear 100 - 120 F .... I'm close to a heatstroke at 80°F ;-)

ImageCalif_Sue
Jul 17, 2010 9:11 AM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Beautiful garden!
It seems so strange to me that it has already been a year since I was in Iceland! It sure was odd going to bed late when it was so light out. Blinking
Imagerannveig
Jul 17, 2010 10:45 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thank you Sue :-) It is hard to believe how time flies isn't it?

I meant to post more than two june photos from my garden ..... guess I got sidetracked ....

so here are a few July photos from the garden Big Grin

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Imagerannveig
Jul 17, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Some red, white and blue, which are also the colors of the Icelandic flag ;-)

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Imagerannveig
Jul 17, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
The poppies have overtaken my rose bed ;-)

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ImageCalif_Sue
Jul 17, 2010 11:52 AM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Wow, gorgeous!
Are those yellow blooms primulas? I don't think I have ever seen any that tall!
Imagerannveig
Jul 17, 2010 10:09 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thank you Sue - yes, Primula florindae ...... it might very well be the tallest growing primula .... at least I don't know of a taller one. It's one of the Himalayans that do very well here.

The roses are bursting into bloom with the warm weather we've had this summer (upper 50's) ..... this is Quadra

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ImageAguane
Jul 17, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I'm cool just looking at your 50 degree rose rannveig!
We're in 110 to 115 degrees at this time of year.
Isn't this Earth amazing! And aren't Humans amazing in how we can adapt -- with a little technology!
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Imagerannveig
Jul 18, 2010 7:27 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thanks Susie :-) The roses are really popping now :-)

Wow I couldn't deal with that, it's sunny, 64°F in the shade and much warmer out on the deck ... I'm frying in the sun and can hardly stand it ;-) ..... of course I just have to move to the shade to cool off ;-) I think it's perfect :-)

This is Dornröschen .... it's been grown here for decades and performs very well in a sheltered, sunny spot.

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ImageSteven
Aug 11, 2010 9:02 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Rannveig, your gardens are just beautiful! Everything is so lush and vibrants and doesn't seem to have that tired look plants here get from too much sun and heat. If you have more photos please post them, I would love to see them!
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Imagerannveig
Aug 12, 2010 6:33 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thank you Steve :-) Well, one thing plants here don't have to deal with is heat stress, so I guess they stay fresher as a result .... it's been a dry summer though and I haven't done enough watering, so the plants haven't been quite as lush as they would have if I'd done a better job watering.

I'll post more photos soon :-)
ImageLedgegardener
Aug 12, 2010 7:32 AM CST
Name: Ledgegardener
Maine, on the downeast coast
Rann, your garden continues to amaze me - simply beautiful, well designed and well kept! Magnificent!
Living and loving life on the coast of Maine.
Imagerannveig
Aug 12, 2010 7:42 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Thank you so much Ledge :-)
ImageSteven
Aug 15, 2010 2:48 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I'm looking forward to more pics Big Grin I'd love to visit Iceland someday, it would be amazing for me to see the midnight sun!
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ImageAguane
Aug 15, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
How is the volcano doing?
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Imagerannveig
Aug 16, 2010 8:58 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
The volcano sleeps ...... :-)

Imagerannveig
Aug 17, 2010 12:38 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
here's a new thread for August :-)

http://cubits.org/icelandgardening/thread/view/31774/

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