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tiistai 25. heinäkuuta 2017

Stayin alive

The white poinsettia I bought last october is still flowering. I put it in a bigger pot today, let's see if it will continue to flower or if it finally dies (as it should have, months ago).

lauantai 22. heinäkuuta 2017

Summer evenings

The garden is at it's very best after some rain. This July has been perfect for a gardener: it is mostly sunny during the day and late in the evening / at night there are some rain showers, not too much but just enough. The tiger lilies are gigantic and most of the other plants are thriving, too.

maanantai 17. heinäkuuta 2017

Waiting for the rain

Just in case there will be heavy rain today, I picked a couple of peonies and brought them inside.

lauantai 15. heinäkuuta 2017

Summer lovin'

There are lots of pink, white and purple flowers in the garden right now. They look wonderfully romantic. In a little while there will again be a lot of yellow and orange to spice things a bit, but for now I enjoy the pastels.

perjantai 14. heinäkuuta 2017

Straight from a shop

I don't grow potatoes as we eat so little of them. But I like old potato measures a lot and these two were a perfect find for the shop museum as they are from the 50's.

torstai 13. heinäkuuta 2017

My kingdom

There is something of a little girl still left in me even if I'm now officially middle-aged. I just love everything princessy...Yesterday I found a Swedish princess coffee tin and the little booklet I have bought for the shop museum ages ago. And with anything with princesses, pink goes more than well.

maanantai 10. heinäkuuta 2017

Glory days

Finally the peonies and foxgloves flower, this is the moment I was waiting for!

lauantai 8. heinäkuuta 2017


Even though it was rather cold when we woke up (10 degrees), I think it is finally safe to say it's summer.

perjantai 7. heinäkuuta 2017

Teething troubles

Do you know the feeling when everything you have is kind of great but kind of broken at the same time? We have several old radios and there is something wrong with every one of them. This one is otherwise a beauty as a side table but some of the buttons are broken. Would love to get "new" ones..And when taking the photo I noticed that the rack under the radio is held together with cable ties...never noticed this before, shows how much I care about details..

maanantai 3. heinäkuuta 2017

Please wait

Our holiday starts after a week and the peonies are driving me crazy. I don't want them to flower during our work week! But what to do, the ones in the sunniest places are bursting into flower right now.

sunnuntai 2. heinäkuuta 2017

Every day is a museum day

We had open doors at the shop museum yesterday. A lot of people came and many also visited my garden which is at its summer best right now. Today my husband tried to fix our Opel Kadet and I did some gardening. To take a break we visited a flea market. I found some tins for the shop museum.

My husband bought a crowbar, I don't know how many we already have but as they say, you can never too be too rich or have too many crowbars.