Saturday, June 4, 2011

TODAY'S FLOWERS

I identify flowers where I can, when I know what they are, or if there is an identifying marker nearby. I don't know what type of rose this is, except that it is a beautiful shade of pink.



Purple Iris






Above photo and the one below is a Columbine.
Aquilegia Chrysantha
Songbird Robin
To 30 inches, pink/white flowers
Blooms in Spring
Butterfly Nectar Plant

Hollyhocks
Althaea Sylvestris
Zebrina
To 30 inches, white/purple flowers
Blooms in Summer
Butterfly Nectar Plant





TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.
The link is now open.

32 comments:

diane b said...

Flowers brighten my day. I love the Columbine. It looks like a doll with a petticoat and dress.

JJ said...

O those flower fotos are FAB.

The beach huts are on Preston beach where we have had a hut for many years. The kids love it.
JJ

Valerie said...

I adore the columbine, it always makes me think of ballerinas. Sadly I seem to have lost all mine.

Cathy said...

Hello Denise
I's love to have a real English type garden here in Melbourne but some years it just gets too hot. I can't grow Hollyhocks for toffee and my Aquilegia/Columbine goes walkabout - flowers here one year and then pops up somewhere else another. Something to do with seed blowing in the wind.
Take care
Cathy
Still Waters

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

LOVE that butterfly garden ornament and the flowers surrounding it!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics. I really loved the iris. It has such deep color.

Indrani said...

Wow! Good variety of flowers. I like the macro capture.

once in a blue moon said...

i am a garden girl at heart, love them all. enjoyed your wildlife shots on your sidebar too~

Sharon said...

I know very few flower names, I just call them pretty, unless someone identifies them for me. I really like the pic with the Hollyhocks - that's a calender pic! You have so many pretty flowers!

Janie said...

Lots of beautiful color in those plants to brighten our day.
Love the colombine.

SandyCarlson said...

These photos are works of art.

Luna Miranda said...

these are beautiful, especially the one in your header. excellent shots.

Greyscale Territory said...

All these flowers are so lovely! Beautiful colour tones!

Modern Mom said...

Wonderful photos. The purple iris is my favorite.

My entry.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful series of flowers, each bloom is delightful. I love your macros of the Columbine.

Willard said...

A beautiful collection of flower photos. I especially like the detail and colors in the columbine photos.

Tess said...

They are so beautiful! tending a flower garden is a hard work and also expensive too to maintain, but boy, its worth it.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Cheers

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers and photos. Love all of the flowers and your header shot is beautiful too.

Nature Rambles said...

All so beautiful! The purple iris is stunning and I love the macro shot too! Thanks for stopping by my blog.:)

Kanak (from my other blog)

Kathy said...

The header picture is especially spectacular and I am partial to hollyhocks!

Carver said...

Denise these are all beautiful flowers. I love the variety you showed us.

April said...

Wonderful pictures!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

the second and the last are marvelous...love it

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely selection today!

Jean said...

Denise, The Iris looks perfect! Pink flowers are so pretty. I didn't know there was a pink Columbine.

Pat's Addition said...

Love the dark iris!

Helena said...

Beautiful! I love the butterfly ornament, too. We have lots of columbines this year. We have never planted any, one just blew in one year and then spread! They are gorgeous, aren't they?!

Don't unplug your hub said...

The Iris is my favourite, but I love them all.

chubskulit said...

Lovely blooms!!

Roses

Marilyn said...

All pretty flowers. Last weekend I saw a columbine at my mom's that had to be 5 inches from side to side. It was the biggest one I've ever seen and she told me there are more this week. Hope I get there to see some more huge blooms. ♥♫

Self Sagacity said...

The concubine isn't your typical flower, they are rare for me. Love seeing them here today.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

A few more weeks for roses here, but I am looking forward to them.

Hope u have a great week Denise.