Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Few Flower Close-ups

Much of my time is being spent in the garden these days, where I'm still spreading mulch to try and control the weeds, in between grabbing my camera to take photos.  But it's great, because the garden is a continual unfolding of new flowers, along with the dozens of little butterflies all around parts of it at the moment.  Here are a few close-ups.

Bird's Foot Trefoil is all over the place these days, in our meadow, and along the roadside.  It's a widely naturalized agricultural crop, but it's bright and adds a lot of colour.

A miniature aster in our scree garden.  I like the light shade of purple.

And one of the many succulents in the scree garden, this one sends up thin spike about 6" with these bright compound flowers at the top.

One of the wild raspberries that I should really move out of the flower garden.

Not sure about this one; my consulting horticulturalist is out of town, but I like the two-part very lacy structure of the flower as well as the colour.

And another composite a few inches tall.  I thought this was purple, but maybe it's pink...?

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  1. Very pretty, particularly that second one.

  2. Nice flower pics! Love all the bright colors.

  3. Pretty little flowers. Pink or purple? My mother's garden has a rose which may be red or may be orange depending on the light at the time - what does it matter? It's red by the way!

  4. The Bird's Foot Trefoil is colorful but I'm not happy having to pull it out of all my borders, and the roots are very hard to remove and always coming up in the middle of my other plants. But I like your other plants, I think in my garden it is the Salmonberries that have colored flowers.

  5. I love the bird's foot trefoil. It grows on the roadsides here, but I haven't had any luck getting it to grow in my garden. I haven't had much luck getting anything to grow in my garden ;-(. Anyway, your unknown is one of the knapweeds- I assume an ornamental variety. It's not the invasive spotted knapweed.

    1. We would treat it as a weed in the garden, but it grows plentifully in the meadow and along the driveway.

  6. Lovely flowers. The colours are so pretty.

  7. Hi There, We are home from a trip to the gorgeous West VA mountains –where we celebrated our anniversary… I’ll be blogging about this time for awhile –since it was so special.

    Love seeing your flowers. You have so many different ones from ours. We came home from our trip to many lilies and daylilies blooming... Just gorgeous.



  8. Such lovely and color flowers. Great shots.

  9. Lovely closeups. The weeds in my garden have gotten way, WAY ahead of me this year. If only the temperature would cool down a bit to give me a fighting chance!