Saturday, August 29, 2015

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 361

These were taken at Meadowlark Botanical Garden last week.  I am not sure the names of each flower.  I think the first is a butterfly bush.  The others were taken in the area where they grow only native plants of Virginia.














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29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty.

Linda said...

Gorgeous, Denise! I have seen the little purple flowers in your 4th photo in my area in Montreal, in a nature park, and they look like soft little brushes. Beautiful! :)

Elephant's Child said...

Regardless of their names they are lovely. And yes, I believe the first is a Buddleah (butterfly bush).

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Very pretty, whatever you call 'em.

Indrani said...

Wonderful sharp focus. Love these flowers, so unique.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, pretty collection of flowers and images. Happy weekend!

Valerie said...

Nice selection of pretties, Denise. The first flower is a Buddleia, and definitely loved by butterflies.

Möwe von der Insel said...

Love all your flower pictures Denise,
especially the last one :)
And they are also beautiful without names ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Möwe

Linda P said...

It's interesting to see pretty flowers of Virginia and, of course, the butterfly bush or buddleia, which is prolific in the UK, is welcome because the flowers attract the butterflies.

Linda Kay said...

Very pretty, Denise...love the purple/blue of these.

William Kendall said...

Lovely images, Denise!

Stephanie said...

Such a beautiful selection of flowers.

Mama Zen said...

Very pretty, Denise!

gigihawaii said...

That botanical garden is a treasure.

Margaret Adamson said...

Beautful flowers. w Chris. Thing

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful flowers.

Hannah said...

Pretty wildflowers. The second is Lobelia, probably cardinalis, the fourth is Hardy Ageratum, Eupatorium coelestinum. I grow it but it comes up so late here that it's still a small plant, hopefully it will still bloom this year. I grow the annual Ageratums from seed, they bloom pretty fast. The fifth is Obedient plant, Physostegia. It is hard for me to grow most of the east coast wildflowers here, they like summer rain that we don't have.

Bob Bushell said...

Flowers--------beautiful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are very different, especially that last one.! And very beautiful!

KB said...

Lovely. I especially like the last photo.

Stewart M said...

I think that the first picture is a plant called buddleia - which is also known as butterfly plant because of the numbers it attracts.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Cloudia said...

I really enjoyed your flowers!



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Pam Greer said...

Gorgeous flowers!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Number 1 is Buddleia, or the butterfly bush, considered an invasive weed by USDA. Number 4 is Ageratum, I have some in my garden. I love purple too!

Lowcarb team member said...

Absolutely fabulous flower pictures. I think the first one is Buddleja or Buddleia as you can also spell it ... we had quite a few of those and the butterflies love them.

More here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddleja

All the best Jan

bettyl-NZ said...

What fun to visit gardens where fun things grow! I've never been good at the names, but I do remember the colors.

Donna said...

Beautiful flowers you found Denise!

NC Sue said...

You've captured some beautiful blooms here!
Please stop on by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/strange-visitors-in-garden.html to link up.

Topazshell said...

The color is beautiful.