The Garden: June in Finland

Just a quick pictorial update of what’s been going on in the VK garden. June is the first month here when it’s warm enough to work outside daily and leave seedlings in the ground with no fear of frost. So, this past week and this coming week will pretty much be a gardening frenzy as I try to make up for a late start.



  1. Sorry to rain on your parade, but I’ve never heard of those flowers being poisonous.
    Kielo (Convallaria majalis), however, is.

    • No parade, just a bit of Googling through various medical websites. Wood anemones, and all plants of that family including the varieties kept in home gardens, contain protoanemonin, which can cause severe skin and gastrointestinal irritation, burning mouth sensation, burning throat sensation, mouth ulcers, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bitter taste in mouth, and blood in vomit. I would not let any child or animal with a propensity for putting random things in their mouths near these flowers. And yeah, the lilies of the valley are as well.

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