5.28.2008

More garden flowers


I think these have the coolest "3D" shape.


Chives: pretty AND practical.






This picture doesn't communicate the BUSH full of these little pink flowers.




These buds had been on the plant for a while, and I was dying to know what the would turn into... and then, all of a sudden, there was a huge red-orange flower on the plant... and the flower held a surprise...

The center is a very dark blue. Striking!


A colorful iris.


Little purple stars.


I liked the shape of this one too.


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Can you believe all these flowers are around my little house?! A big thanks is in order for the former owners and their landscaping skills. For me, I'm just full of wonder at the unknown- anticipating each bud, wondering what color and shape and size each flower will be. Even this morning, a bush had new, big, pink flowers on it, and I was amazed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's what they are, from top to bottom:

1. Aquilegia (columbine)
2. Allium (chives, duh)
3. Phlox subulata (creeping phlox)
4. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Spanish bluebells. They obviously come in colors other than blue.)
5. Weigela. Don't know what variety, it's the most old-fashioned basic one. I LOVE it in bloom, too. It's rather stiff and twiggy other times.
6. Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star-of-bethlehem) It's really a weed, but sort of attractive anyway.
7. Papaver orientale (oriental poppy) Something is wrong with Indiana. Where I'm from, you can grow oriental poppies in colors OTHER than flagging-tape orange. In IN, I only see the orange ones!
8. Iris something-or-other. That particular one can re-bloom in the fall sometimes.
9. Dianthus, but I'm not sure which one. If you haven't smelled the blooms, they smell like anise and it is WONDERFUL.
10 - 12. More columbines. The really ruffly one is a variety called "Pretty Bonnets."

theysaywordscanbleed said...

they're so gorgeous!

arlene,
Port Orchard flowers

Kristen said...

I like the columbines too! they do have a fun shape. And the purple stars are cute!

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