In the grounds of the hospital these California tree poppys are thriving in the summer sun. Around 15 feet along a wall, it’s fragrance wafts in the air, each flower makes me smile.
Aren’t they lovely? Happy Thursday.
As soft as spikes can be, Love in the mist, nigella damascena is a pretty annual that self seeds, turning up in shades of blue, pink, purple and white. It’s one of the plants I remember and love from early childhood. It’s my entry for Becky’s march square challenge today. The theme, is very open, photos can be prickly, spiky, sharp, jagged, pointy etc. as long as they’re square.
Join Becky here.
My favourite variety of Camellia, a simple, single white, Connaught Gardens Sidmouth,
And I feel the need for flowers,
especially pink ones!
Becky has wonderful Easter flowers today.
A lttle touch of Polish pretty pink for square September.
Day 14 of Becky’s challenge and you can still join in.
So I’m having a senior moment and I can’t remember what this is, even though I’ve liked them for years. I tried an image search, and the closest is dogwood, but that doesn’t seem right. I expect our personal plantapedia will help 😉
Today is day 5 of Becky’s pink Square September, I think she found pink on the Isle of Wight yesterday.
It’s another square month and for September Becky has chosen pink, this is what she says.
‘In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
‘Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
Pink – you can of course simply share anything that is coloured pink
There is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?
So I thought this would be easy because I like pink, but most of the pink photos I have are of flowers. I expect we’ll all share quite a few and that’s what I’m kicking off with.
Much as I love all roses, there’s something very special about single ones and this is a gorgeous colour, what do you think? perhaps you prefer the most sophisticated varieties?
If you didn’t know about Becky’s challenge, take a look and join in here, #InthePink
Two spotted orchids for my lovely friends, enjoy, especially if you’ve never seen one!.
Well if I’ve seen wisteria flowering in July, I haven’t seen it purple! The house down the road from me has a lovely big plant that’s probably been there for many years. I’ve posted photos of it before, but not looking like this.
Yes, a second flush in a much richer purple!
Ten year ago when I left my last house, one of the plants that I dug up to take with me was quite an unusual clematis. It had taken me quite a while to find, but now it’s easily sourced.
It was created in the botanic gardens in the Crimea, hence it’s a tough little beauty. Every year I ignore it and back it comes to flower for several weeks each summer.
When I found this clematis, she was known as Ajonushka, now she seems to have several versions, Alyonushka, Alionushka and Aljenushka. Whatever you choose to call her, if you see her in your garden centre, she’s worth every penny!