Saturday, August 16, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS #310


The fourth and final post from our trip to Cox Farm.  These are the flowers we found there.

Not exactly a flower but a plant.  Pretty and colorful, Ornamental Peppers.



The next two photos are Chicory - Cichorium intybus.







The Blanket Flower - Gaillardia





I am not sure what these are.  They were growing in a planter and with no identifying marker.



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35 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Very pretty indeed.

SquirrelQueen said...

A beautiful collection of flowers. The Gaillardia are one of my favorite summer flowers.

Ginny said...

The last picture is the remnants of spider flowers, they are purple and blue colors. I adore chickory! And if you look really close, they have sparkles inside! Blanket flowers are a close second though, so brilliant!!

Carole M. said...

lovely flowers, and the mystery one, I'm wondering if a cleome?

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The ornamental peppers nicely echo the colours in your header shot. All very colourful and attractive.

Kay said...

These are lovely flowers, but I really like the photos of the ornamental peppers.

lina@women perspective said...

Pretty colorful flowers and peppers.

Susan (ABON) said...

Beautiful flowers. I love the Gaillardia.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Love the peppers,they look very edible to me......beautiful flowers too!

Have a great weekend,
Ruby

Valerie said...

You've just reminded me, Denise, I used to have a pepper plant... wonder what happened to it. Loved all the flowers on today's showing.

Kalantikan said...

They are very beautiful, i miss my gaillardia. It has been dwindling during our dry season so i kept it in partial shade. However, it's been rainy seson and it still grows so slowly not reaching the growth and flowering last year. At least it doesn't die as it is not yet fully acclimatized in our climate.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures.
Those ornamental peppers are too good.

Ronja Ryövärintytär said...

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS <3

Linda Kay said...

Stunning colors. Thanks for sharing those pics!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The ornamental peppers are stunning.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty, all the way through!

Adam said...

nice flowers

Carver said...

The flowers are all beautiful and I love the ornamental pepper shot. The peppers look like little candies.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I grew those Brazilian chile papers for years. One of my parrots loves them.

Sandra said...

I would love to see a field of blanket flowers. amazing

Life in the Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely collection of flower shots!

William Kendall said...

They're gorgeous!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the peppers, they're gorgeous!

gigihawaii said...

Beautiful plants!
And I loved your piece about your mate treating you to a chocolate milkshake to soothe a sore throat.

Rhodesia said...

Pity those are ornamental chillies, we love chillies in our food. Have a great weekend Diane

pattisjarrett said...

I didn't know what chicory looked like. I like the blanket flowers, but they don't like it much here. They did well in a container last year.

Stephanie said...

Such pretty flowers and plants, love the variety of colors.

Rose said...

Oh, these are all lovely. I think the one commenter is right about the one flower being cleome...seems like I heard it called that. Just the other day but I can't think which blog...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

They are Cleome's ad the common name is Spider Flower Denise.
This colour is lovely - I had white and pink ones in my old garden - but I didn't know there was a lavender one.
Something else to put on my list for summer planting. I like that they grow tall and give structure to the flower border!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

The ornamental pepper plant is so colourful Denise and I love gaillardias, they always make such a good show.

Debbie said...

So pretty, beautiful colors!!

Felicia said...

lovely images Denise. the blanket flower is so colorful.

LonettA said...

Wonderful series of photos! Really lovely flowers and the pepper is great! Unbelievable colours!

Jama said...

The first photo is called chilli padi or the bird's eye chilli here in Asia, the most potent chilli ever! and I love them in my cooking. Asian just love their chillies.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

You found some great flowers. Blanket flowers are native here and I love how they pop up all over my garden. I need to spread them more around the garden I think.