Travels in Finland and abroad

July 30, 2019

Flower garden / Jardín de flores / Jardin de fleurs / Jardim de flores

In English:

Our flower garden

During the years 1993 – 2012, we lived on the countryside north of Helsinki. The distance from Helsinki was about 45 km / 28 mi. My wife loves flowers and that is why she wanted to build her own flower garden.

Some flowers died after the first summer. After few years we also planted some potatoes, white strawberries, plums, chives and northern highbush blueberry bushes. During the years some wild flowers noticed our flower garden and began to enjoy the plot.

My cameras were not excellent at those days, but some photos are enough good for presentation. My cameras were Panasonic DMC-FX7 from 2004 (5.0 megapixels) and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 from 2006 (8.6 megapixels). Do not laugh, because times have changed. These two cameras were test winners in their own time. Tested by Finnish magazine of the “World of Technology”. I have read it more than 40 years.

En español:

Nuestro jardín de flores

Durante los años 1993 – 2012, vivimos en el campo al norte de Helsinki. La distancia desde Helsinki era a unos 45 km / 28 mi. A mi esposa le encantan las flores y por eso ella quería construir su propio jardín de flores. Algunas flores murieron después del primer verano. Después de algunos años, también plantamos algunas papas, fresas blancas, ciruelas, cebolletas y arbustos de arándanos. Durante los años, algunas flores silvestres notaron nuestro jardín de flores y comenzaron a disfrutar de la parcela.

Mis cámaras no fueron excelente en esos días, pero algunas fotos son lo suficientemente buenas para la presentación. Mis cámaras fue la Panasonic DMC-FX7 de 2004 (5.0 megapixels) y la Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 de 2006 (8.6 megapixels). No te rías, porque los tiempos han cambiado. Estas dos cámaras fueron ganadoras de pruebas en su propio tiempo. Probado por la revista finlandesa del “Mundo de la Tecnología”, que he leído hace más de 40 años.

En francais:

Notre jardin de fleurs

Entre 1993 et 2012, nous avons vécu sur la campagne au nord de Helsinki. La distance d’Helsinki était d’environ 45 km / 28 mi. Ma femme aime les fleurs et c’est pourquoi elle a voulu construire son propre jardin de fleurs.

Quelques fleurs meurent après le premier été. Après quelques années, nous avons également planté des pommes de terre, des fraises blanches, des prunes, de la ciboulette et des myrtilles arbustes. Au cours des années, quelques fleurs sauvages ont remarqué notre jardin de fleurs et ont commencé à profiter de parcelle. Mon appareil photo n’était pas excellent à cette époque, mais certaines photos sont suffisamment bonnes pour la présentation.

Mes caméras étaient Panasonic DMC-FX7 de 2004 (5,0 mégapixels) et Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 de 2006 (8,6 mégapixels). Ne riez donc pas, car les temps ont changé. Ces deux caméras ont été testées en su propio tiempo. Testé par le magazine finlandais du “Monde de la technologie”. Je l’ai lu plus de 40 ans.

Em Português:

Nosso jardim de flores

Durante os anos de 1993 a 2012, vivíamos no campo ao norte de Helsinque. A distância de Helsinque era de aproximadamente 45 km / 28 mi. A minha esposa ama flores e é por isso que ela gostava de construir o seu próprio jardim de flores.

Algumas flores morreram após o primeiro verão. Depois de alguns anos, também plantamos algumas batatas, morangos brancos, ameixas, cebolinha e arbustos de arándanos azules. Durante os anos, algumas flores silvestres notaram o nosso jardim de flores e começaram a apreciar nosso terreno.As minhas câmeras não eram excelente naqueles dias, mas algumas fotos são boas o suficiente para apresentação.

As minhas câmeras estavam Panasonic DMC-FX7 de 2004 (5,0 megapixels) e Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 de 2006 (8,6 megapixels). Não ria, porque os tempos mudaram. Estas duas câmeras foram vencedores de testes em seu próprio tempo. Testado pela revista finlandesa do ” Mundo da tecnologia”. Eu lia isso há mais de 40 anos.

List of names of flowers / Lista de nombres de flores / Liste de noms de fleurs / Lista de nomes de flores:

Bleeding heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Tränendes Herz, Cœur de Marie, Dicentra spectabilis, ケマンソウ, Särkynyt sydän, Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, Convallaria majalis /Maiglöckchen, Muguet de mai, Lírio-do-vale, Kielo, スズラン , Kielo, Mountain phlox, Moss pink, Polster-Phlox, Teppich-Phlox, Phlox subulata, Sammaleimu, Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium, Gewöhnliche Mahonie, Uva de Oregón, Mahonia faux houx, Mahonia, Granny’s Bonnet, Aquilegia /Akeleien, Colombina, Ancolie, オダマキ属, Akileija, Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum, Armenische Traubenhyazinthe, Helmililja, Crocus, Krokusse, クロッカス, Krookus, Glory-of-the-snow, Chionodoxa, Sternhyazinthen, Kevättähti, Spiraea ‘Grefsheim’, hybridspirea, Norjanangervo, Anemone, Hepatica nobilis , Leberblümchen, Anemone hepatica, Hépatique à trois lobes , L’erba trinità, ミスミソウ, Sinivuokko, Tulip, Tulipa, Tulipe, Tulpen, チューリップ, Tulppaani, Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweis, Alpen-Edelweiß, Flor de las nieves, Pied-de-lion, Stella alpina dell’Appennino , Pé-de-leão, セイヨウウスユキソウ, Doronicum, Gämswurzen, Doronico, Vuohenjuuri, Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö, English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen, English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen, Mountain Everlasting, Catsfoot /Antennaria dioica, Gewöhnlich-Katzenpfötchen, Pie de gato , Pied de chat dioïque , Sempiterno di montagna , Kissankäpälä, Viola, Veilchen, スミレ属, Orvokki, Red campion, Silene dioica, Compagnon rouge, Rote Lichtnelke, レッドキャンピオン, Puna-Ailakki, Saxifraga, Steinbrech, Saxifrage, Lilac, Syringa, Flieder, Lilo, Le lilas commun, ライラック, Syreeni, Sempervivum, Hauswurzen, Siempreviva, Joubarbe, Mehitähti, Blazing star, Liatris, Prachtscharten, Milky bellflower, Campanula lactiflora, Riesen-Glockenblume, Maitokello,

Bleeding heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis,  Tränendes Herz, Cœur de Marie, Dicentra spectabilis, ケマンソウ, Särkynyt sydän

Bleeding heart, Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Tränendes Herz, Cœur de Marie, Dicentra spectabilis, ケマンソウ, Särkynyt sydän

Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, Convallaria majalis /Maiglöckchen, Muguet de mai, Lírio-do-vale, Kielo, スズラン  , KieloConvallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, Convallaria majalis /Maiglöckchen, Muguet de mai, Lírio-do-vale, Kielo, スズラン  , Kielo

Convallaria majalis, Lily of the Valley, Convallaria majalis /Maiglöckchen, Muguet de mai, Lírio-do-vale, Kielo, スズラン , Kielo

Mountain phlox, Moss pink, Polster-Phlox, Teppich-Phlox, Phlox subulata, Sammaleimu

Mountain phlox, Moss pink, Polster-Phlox, Teppich-Phlox, Phlox subulata, Sammaleimu

Mountain phlox, Moss pink, Polster-Phlox, Teppich-Phlox, Phlox subulata, SammaleimuMountain phlox, Moss pink, Polster-Phlox, Teppich-Phlox, Phlox subulata, Sammaleimu

Mountain phlox, Moss pink, Polster-Phlox, Teppich-Phlox, Phlox subulata, Sammaleimu

Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium, Gewöhnliche Mahonie, Uva de Oregón, Mahonia faux houx, Mahonia

Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium, Gewöhnliche Mahonie, Uva de Oregón, Mahonia faux houx, Mahonia

Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium, Gewöhnliche Mahonie, Uva de Oregón, Mahonia faux houx, Mahonia

Oregon grape, Mahonia aquifolium, Gewöhnliche Mahonie, Uva de Oregón, Mahonia faux houx, Mahonia

Granny's Bonnet, Aquilegia /Akeleien, Colombina, Ancolie, オダマキ属, Akileija

Granny’s Bonnet, Aquilegia /Akeleien, Colombina, Ancolie, オダマキ属, Akileija

Granny's Bonnet, Aquilegia /Akeleien, Colombina, Ancolie, オダマキ属, Akileija

Granny’s Bonnet, Aquilegia /Akeleien, Colombina, Ancolie, オダマキ属, Akileija

Granny's Bonnet, Aquilegia /Akeleien, Colombina, Ancolie, オダマキ属, Akileija

Granny’s Bonnet, Aquilegia /Akeleien, Colombina, Ancolie, オダマキ属, Akileija

Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum, Armenische Traubenhyazinthe, Helmililja

Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum, Armenische Traubenhyazinthe, Helmililja

Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum, Armenische Traubenhyazinthe, Helmililja

Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum, Armenische Traubenhyazinthe, Helmililja

Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum, Armenische Traubenhyazinthe, Helmililja

Grape Hyacinth, Muscari armeniacum, Armenische Traubenhyazinthe, Helmililja

Crocus, Krokusse,  クロッカス, Krookus

Crocus, Krokusse, クロッカス, Krookus

Crocus, Krokusse,  クロッカス, Krookus

Crocus, Krokusse, クロッカス, Krookus

Crocus, Krokusse,  クロッカス, Krookus

Crocus, Krokusse, クロッカス, Krookus

Crocus, Krokusse,  クロッカス, Krookus

Crocus, Krokusse, クロッカス, Krookus

Glory-of-the-snow, Chionodoxa, Sternhyazinthen, Kevättähti

Glory-of-the-snow, Chionodoxa, Sternhyazinthen, Kevättähti

Spiraea 'Grefsheim', hybridspirea,  NorjanangervoSpiraea 'Grefsheim', hybridspirea,  Norjanangervo

Spiraea ‘Grefsheim’, hybridspirea, Norjanangervo

Spiraea 'Grefsheim', hybridspirea,  Norjanangervo

Spiraea ‘Grefsheim’, hybridspirea, Norjanangervo

Spiraea 'Grefsheim', hybridspirea,  Norjanangervo

Spiraea ‘Grefsheim’, hybridspirea, Norjanangervo

Anemone, Hepatica nobilis , Leberblümchen, Anemone hepatica, Hépatique à trois lobes , L'erba trinità, ミスミソウ, Sinivuokko

Anemone, Hepatica nobilis , Leberblümchen, Anemone hepatica, Hépatique à trois lobes , L’erba trinità, ミスミソウ, Sinivuokko

Anemone, Hepatica nobilis , Leberblümchen, Anemone hepatica, Hépatique à trois lobes , L'erba trinità, ミスミソウ, Sinivuokko

Anemone, Hepatica nobilis , Leberblümchen, Anemone hepatica, Hépatique à trois lobes , L’erba trinità, ミスミソウ, Sinivuokko

Tulip, Tulipa, Tulipe, Tulpen, チューリップ, Tulppaani

Tulip, Tulipa, Tulipe, Tulpen, チューリップ, Tulppaani

Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweis, Alpen-Edelweiß, Flor de las nieves, Pied-de-lion, Stella alpina dell'Appennino , Pé-de-leão, セイヨウウスユキソウ

Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweis, Alpen-Edelweiß, Flor de las nieves, Pied-de-lion, Stella alpina dell’Appennino , Pé-de-leão, セイヨウウスユキソウ

Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweis, Alpen-Edelweiß, Flor de las nieves, Pied-de-lion, Stella alpina dell'Appennino , Pé-de-leão, セイヨウウスユキソウ

Leontopodium alpinum, Edelweis, Alpen-Edelweiß, Flor de las nieves, Pied-de-lion, Stella alpina dell’Appennino , Pé-de-leão, セイヨウウスユキソウ

Doronicum, Gämswurzen, Doronico, Vuohenjuuri

Doronicum, Gämswurzen, Doronico, Vuohenjuuri

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

Clematis alpina, Alpine Clematis , Alpen-Waldrebe, Clématite des Alpes, Alppikärhö

English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen

English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen

English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen

English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen

English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen

English daisy, Bellis perennis , Gänseblümchen, chiribita, Margarita, Pâquerette, Pratolina comune, Margarida-vulgar, ヒナギク, Tuhatkauno, Kaunokainen

Cheddar Pink, Dianthus gratianopolitanus, Pfingst-Nelke, Œillet de Grenoble, Neilikka

Cheddar Pink, Dianthus gratianopolitanus, Pfingst-Nelke, Œillet de Grenoble, Neilikka

Mountain Everlasting, Catsfoot /Antennaria dioica, Gewöhnlich-Katzenpfötchen, Pie de gato , Pied de chat dioïque , Sempiterno di montagna , Kissankäpälä

Mountain Everlasting, Catsfoot /Antennaria dioica, Gewöhnlich-Katzenpfötchen, Pie de gato , Pied de chat dioïque , Sempiterno di montagna , Kissankäpälä

Mountain Everlasting, Catsfoot /Antennaria dioica, Gewöhnlich-Katzenpfötchen, Pie de gato , Pied de chat dioïque , Sempiterno di montagna , Kissankäpälä

Mountain Everlasting, Catsfoot /Antennaria dioica, Gewöhnlich-Katzenpfötchen, Pie de gato , Pied de chat dioïque , Sempiterno di montagna , Kissankäpälä

Viola, Veilchen, スミレ属, Orvokki

Viola, Veilchen, スミレ属, Orvokki

Red campion, Silene dioica, Compagnon rouge, Rote Lichtnelke, レッドキャンピオン, Puna-Ailakki

Red campion, Silene dioica, Compagnon rouge, Rote Lichtnelke, レッドキャンピオン, Puna-Ailakki

Saxifraga, Steinbrech, Saxifrage

Saxifraga, Steinbrech, Saxifrage

Lilac, Syringa, Flieder, Lilo, Le lilas commun, ライラック, Syreeni

Lilac, Syringa, Flieder, Lilo, Le lilas commun, ライラック, Syreeni

Lilac, Syringa, Flieder, Lilo, Le lilas commun, ライラック, Syreeni

Lilac, Syringa, Flieder, Lilo, Le lilas commun, ライラック, Syreeni

Lilac, Syringa, Flieder, Lilo, Le lilas commun, ライラック, Syreeni

Lilac, Syringa, Flieder, Lilo, Le lilas commun, ライラック, Syreeni

Sempervivum, Hauswurzen, Siempreviva, Joubarbe, Mehitähti

Sempervivum, Hauswurzen, Siempreviva, Joubarbe, Mehitähti

Sempervivum, Hauswurzen, Siempreviva, Joubarbe, Mehitähti

Sempervivum, Hauswurzen, Siempreviva, Joubarbe, Mehitähti

Blazing star, Liatris, Prachtscharten,

Blazing star, Liatris, Prachtscharten,

Blazing star, Liatris, Prachtscharten,

Blazing star, Liatris, Prachtscharten,

Blazing star, Liatris, Prachtscharten,

Blazing star, Liatris, Prachtscharten,

 Milky bellflower, Campanula lactiflora,  Riesen-Glockenblume, Maitokello

Milky bellflower, Campanula lactiflora, Riesen-Glockenblume, Maitokello

Previous garden posts / Publicaciones anteriores del jardín / Articles de jardin précédents

Rhododendrons in our garden / Fotos de Rhododendron en nuestra jardín / Photos de Rhododendrons dans notre jardin

Roses in our garden / Rosas en nuestro jardín / Roses dans notre jardin

Azalea mollis Gibraltar

Coffee corner

86 Comments »

  1. Matti, your wife’s flower garden is incredibly beautiful. I love the variety and colors. Thank you for sharing these photos with us. 📚🎶 Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — July 30, 2019 @ 06:40 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      Thank You for Your praising words. They delighted my wife very much.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 07:01 | Reply

  2. Hello! It is a wonderful flower garden. Flowers give us pleasure in our daily lives. There are flowers that I can not see in Japan, and I saw them with great interest. Thank you.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — July 30, 2019 @ 06:58 | Reply

    • Hello wakasahs15th.

      It was a great joy to my wife and me to read Your praising comment. I never thought that there are unknown flowers to You in Japan, but of course, it must be so, when thinking more exactly. Thank you very much.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 07:05 | Reply

  3. Bonjour mon ami, que de jolies fleurs et la papillon me plaît bien, je ne sais quand je reprendrais mon blog à bientôt bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — July 30, 2019 @ 07:10 | Reply

    • Bonjour MA.

      Tes visites sur mon blog sont toujours un plaisir pour moi. Votre commentaire me fera un grand plaisir. Merci.

      Bonne journée à toi.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 07:23 | Reply

  4. Bonjour mon ami de bien jolies fleurs et joli papillon, moi de gros soucis de santé m’attendent je ne sais quand je reprendrais mon blog à bientôt bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — July 30, 2019 @ 07:13 | Reply

    • Merci beaucoup MA pour tess aimables mots.

      Je souhaite dans mon cœur que votre santé s’améliore et que vous puissiez à nouveau commencer à publier vos publications.

      Bonne chance,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 07:27 | Reply

  5. Your garden is wonderful with such an array of different flowers. The pictures are absolutely sharp and excellent in detail, no camera can do that better. I love your garden, it is a joy to walk around in it with you!

    Comment by utesmile — July 30, 2019 @ 08:31 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I tell to my wife that You loved her flower garden.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 08:36 | Reply

  6. The colourful display of flowers is beautiful Matti and your wife certainly has green fingers. Do you still have a good sized garden in your present home for her to tend and grow more flowers and vegetables Matti. Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — July 30, 2019 @ 09:28 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      We live in a city apartment in Helsinki, so no garden! 🙂 After few weeks we will move to Espoo due to personal reasons. We are glad that You love my wife’s garden. Isn´t it amazing how good photos those old pocket cameras shot photos? Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 11:00 | Reply

      • Yes Matti, although technology has moved on fast you photos are incredibly crisp and clear. Whereabouts in Espoo will you be moving to? We have stayed for many years on the edge of Tapiola, overlooking the sea just behind Microsoft.

        Comment by Little Miss Traveller — July 30, 2019 @ 12:20 | Reply

        • Thank You. Leppävaara, not so far away Sello. 🙂 13 minutes to Helsinki railway station by train. Price is the same as we have now, which means AB zone.

          Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 12:34 | Reply

          • Have visited Leppävaara many times. It will be very convenient for you and I hope you will both be happy there.

            Comment by Little Miss Traveller — July 30, 2019 @ 12:37 | Reply

  7. Such a beautiful display of flowers, and such bright colours. Compliments to your wife Matti. Have a great week 🙂

    Comment by a mindful traveler — July 30, 2019 @ 10:19 | Reply

    • Hello Lorelle.

      I told her about Your praising comment. She became very glad. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day

      Comment by Sartenada — July 30, 2019 @ 11:11 | Reply

  8. Hello (^^)
    I was delighted by the photos of colorful flowers. I think the flower garden with so many types of flowers is great.

    Have a nice day!

    Comment by saganhama — July 30, 2019 @ 13:18 | Reply

    • Hello saganhama.

      I am glad that You loved my wife´s flower garden and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 06:48 | Reply

  9. Upea kukkagalleria kuvia 🙂

    Comment by bushboy — July 30, 2019 @ 13:40 | Reply

    • Heissulin vei.

      Kiitos kehuista.

      Hyvää päivänjatkoa.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 06:49 | Reply

  10. Oh, how beautiful, Matti! You have many of my favourite plants there, including some that I grow in our garden. My bleeding hearts, however, keep being eaten by small grey caterpillars, taking out the flowers and the leaves and leaving something that looks like a skeleton!

    Comment by Stella — July 30, 2019 @ 15:10 | Reply

    • Hello Stella.

      We had a hare which was a real pest. It tasted many flower stalks and noted – not tasty. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 07:00 | Reply

  11. What an array of flowers! It’s a beautiful garden!

    Comment by runningtotravel — July 30, 2019 @ 15:42 | Reply

    • Hello Donna.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words and loving my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 07:17 | Reply

  12. You had a beautiful garden, and you captured it very well. I, too, have pictures taken with ‘old’ cameras that are now old-fashion but were considered excellent in their time. Besides, as your photos show, it’s the photographer, not the camera, that is most important.

    Comment by seniorhiker — July 30, 2019 @ 16:06 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You leaving so kind and wise words. I am glad that You loved my wife´s flower garden.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 07:25 | Reply

  13. They are amazing photos of beautiful flowers!
    I can feel your wife’s warmth and love for nature. It must have been a very special garden.
    Thank you for sharing, and best wishes to your wife 🙂

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — July 30, 2019 @ 16:08 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      She loved her garden! It was her hobby horse among other things which she was interested in. 🙂 Thank for Your kind comment.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 07:30 | Reply

  14. Wonderful! Many of these flowers can also be found here where I live … I think that Switzerland, due to its climate, may in some way resemble Finland!
    Congratulations for these beautiful photos, and thanks for sharing them with your loyal readers
    🙂 claudine

    Comment by Giovannoni Claudine — July 30, 2019 @ 16:36 | Reply

    • Hello Claudine.

      I think that You are right concerning the climate. Thank You loving my pictures showing my wife’s flower garden.

      Have a wonderful dsy!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 07:44 | Reply

  15. What a wonderful post with all these pretty flowers!

    Comment by Peter Klopp — July 30, 2019 @ 17:13 | Reply

    • Hello Peter.

      Thank You loving my wife´s flower photos and leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 07:52 | Reply

  16. A beautiful collection, Sartenada 😍🌸🌼💕

    Comment by restlessjo — July 30, 2019 @ 17:16 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You commenting my post and loving photos of my wife´s garden.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 08:00 | Reply

  17. I love all of them. Wonderful pictures!

    Comment by Maria O'Leary — July 30, 2019 @ 20:37 | Reply

    • Hello Maria.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. I tell to my wife that You also loved her flowers.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 08:04 | Reply

  18. Thank you for sharing these beautiful colors and shades from years past. The photos are marvelous, I think most of us are not able to tell a difference between them and those taken with more modern cameras.
    Best wishes,
    Tanja

    Comment by tanjabrittonwriter — July 31, 2019 @ 03:37 | Reply

    • Hello Tanja.

      Thank You praising my photos and loving my garden flowers.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 08:19 | Reply

  19. So many beautiful flowers! My favourite is the aquilegia.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — July 31, 2019 @ 04:52 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      how nice to read that You did find Your favorite flower among these flowers. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 08:24 | Reply

  20. Absolutely wonderful! I share your wife’s love of flowers,she had a lovely variety.

    Comment by Deb — July 31, 2019 @ 05:04 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      I am glad that You loved my wife’s flowers. It was wonderful time when living on the countryside. Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 08:29 | Reply

  21. quelle variété de fleurs!!! étonnante collection! je ne pensais pas que toutes ces fleurs vivaient en Finlande 😉
    c’est vraiment magnifique! bises, matti

    Comment by malyloup — July 31, 2019 @ 09:44 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Bien! Cet article présentait certaines de nos photos de jardin. Peut-être que l’année prochaine, je publierai un deuxième post. 🙂 Qui sait! Merci de laisser votre commentaire élogieux et je vais dire à ma femme que vous avez aimée ses photos de jardin. Bises.

      Ayez une belle journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2019 @ 11:16 | Reply

  22. What a wonderful variety of flowers! Beautiful photos!

    Comment by katelon — July 31, 2019 @ 12:55 | Reply

    • Hello Katelon.

      Thank You leaving Your kind words. I am that You loved my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 1, 2019 @ 06:38 | Reply

  23. Excellent!
    I love this garden.

    Comment by 洋子 — July 31, 2019 @ 15:12 | Reply

    • Hello Yoko.

      I am glad that You loved these flowers.ありがとうございます

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — August 1, 2019 @ 06:43 | Reply

  24. How wonderful! Congratulations – particularly to Anja in this case. ^^ Such a variety of plants (perennials, ranking and bulbous plants, ornamental bushes). I wonder if you both sometimes miss your beautiful garden. Of course, it means a lot of work – but what a luck to enjoy such lovely sight!
    Matti, please don’t worry as far as the use of your “old” cameras is concerned. These photographs are great!
    -Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — July 31, 2019 @ 21:54 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.
      We are happy that You loved our small flower garden. Anja was very happy after reading You praising comment – me too. Those old cameras showed that they were excellent in their days. My next camera was Nikon and after it again. It is a full frame camera, which offers good possibilities for editing photos. Well, can You imagine, that all (4) my “Unknown” Helsinki photos, I shot using my phone? There will be yet one coming more showing “Lesser known” Helsinki, after two weeks. Big thank You.

      All the best to You and Yours,
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — August 1, 2019 @ 06:55 | Reply

  25. Absolutely beautiful! –Curt

    Comment by Curt Mekemson — August 1, 2019 @ 01:54 | Reply

    • Hello Curt.

      I am glad that You loved our garden photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 1, 2019 @ 06:57 | Reply

  26. Such gorgeous photos of your beautiful gardens. Obviously a lot of care and love has gone into the creation of your own flower paradise.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — August 2, 2019 @ 20:45 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Lot of care – yes. The fact is that garden is never ready! Thank You commenting.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 3, 2019 @ 07:16 | Reply

  27. Thank you very much.
    Japanese comment is very good.
    I’m suprise many country langage comment!

    Comment by キース — August 3, 2019 @ 07:54 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      よい週末を!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 3, 2019 @ 11:02 | Reply

  28. These are fantastic photos of your wife’s stunning flower garden! What a variety – I wrote some of the names, as I’m going to look for seeds or bulbs for my own garden. If they grow in Finland they should certainly grow in Alaska!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — August 4, 2019 @ 01:24 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You commenting. I think that Your idea is good; at least worth for testing. Do You have Rhododendrons? I have good post and link from this post, they do not suffer from cold winter! They are also evergreen in winter!

      Have a great Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2019 @ 07:09 | Reply

  29. Gracias por esta bellísima muestra de lo que era vuestro jardín. Las fotos son magníficas y maravillosas, tanto de las flores como las de la mariposa.
    Un abrazo y feliz semana.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — August 6, 2019 @ 08:55 | Reply

    • ¡Hola!

      Isabel, me alegro que te hayan gustado las fotos. Muchas gracias a ti por tu comentario.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!
      Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — August 6, 2019 @ 09:31 | Reply

  30. The details in your photos our wonderful, you certainly captured the beautiful flowers very well as far as I’m concerned.

    Comment by Karen — August 6, 2019 @ 21:59 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2019 @ 07:13 | Reply

  31. Oh how I so enjoyed this walk through your garden, Matti. Thank you so much. Wonderfully cheerful and bright. Really appreciated seeing the common and botanical names of each plant because some of the common names are different. Like we always call Aquilegia “Columbine.” I’m surprised that so many of the flowers we see in the U.S. are there in your Finland garden. But also liked seeing those we don’t see here, like Edelweiss. Superb photos, my friend. Liked the butterfly too.

    Comment by Jet Eliot — August 6, 2019 @ 22:35 | Reply

    • Hello Jet.

      You left a fantastic comment. Thank You. My wife was delighted very much when reading it – me too. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2019 @ 07:27 | Reply

  32. Wonderful flowers and pictures!

    Comment by alcessa — August 7, 2019 @ 10:43 | Reply

    • Hello Alcessa.

      Thank You loving my wife’s flower garden.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 7, 2019 @ 11:09 | Reply

  33. Your garden looks so nice most of the flowers we have in our garden.felt like our place thanks a lot!

    Comment by Aji — August 9, 2019 @ 15:54 | Reply

    • Hello Aji.

      So, kind words in Your comment. Thank You.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 10, 2019 @ 07:12 | Reply

  34. wow
    gorgeous flowers!

    Comment by krc — August 10, 2019 @ 12:51 | Reply

    • Hello krc.

      I am glad that You loved my flower photos. Thank You commenting.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 11, 2019 @ 07:20 | Reply

  35. Beautiful colourful flowers all round, Sartenada. It is not about the camera when it comes to capturing photos…it usually is the photographer and how you use the camera. You made very clear and vivid captures. I remember back in those days I was shooting on a Canon Powershot 8MP and it was no where as good as a DSLR or amazing mirrorless cameras we can get these days 🙂 Hope you get back into planting flowers and food soon 🙂

    Comment by Mabel Kwong — August 10, 2019 @ 13:58 | Reply

    • Hello Mabel.

      Thank You leaving Your wise and praising comment. Ii made us very glad.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 11, 2019 @ 07:24 | Reply

  36. All the information is amazing and also the flowers are beautiful or colorful

    Comment by differentgates — August 13, 2019 @ 08:39 | Reply

  37. Nice house Photo!
    and thank you your Japanese.
    I can study by your flower photos.
    I suprise your grate shot!

    Comment by キース — August 13, 2019 @ 11:25 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      ありがとうございます I am glad that You left Your praising comment.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 | Reply

  38. Beautiful flowers, lots of sunshine x

    Comment by artbychristinemallabandbrown — August 13, 2019 @ 13:22 | Reply

  39. What a beautiful garden, and your photos are gorgeous!

    Comment by Dee — August 13, 2019 @ 16:02 | Reply

    • Hello Dee.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. It made my wife very glad.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 07:16 | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply to Aji Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: