I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Last time I shared: Purple Hairy Vetch
Here are all 2019-2020 shares:
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Tiger Lily
- The Zinnia and the Swallowtail
- Wax Begonia
- Mountain Mint
- Spring Blooms
- One Beautiful…One Interesting
- Persian Carpet Zinnia
- Hibiscus (non-tropical)
- More Hibiscus
- Volunteer sunflowers
- Lemon queen sunflowers
- Marigolds and Pumpkins
- Mountain Mint, Swallowtail, and Zinnias
- Blue Wood Hyacinth
Random purple blooms!
There are so many beautiful flowers blooming outside right now. Here are some random pictures from this week.
This next one doesn’t seem very interesting, but did you know the Saxons used this ground ivy to make ale before the use of hops?
I’ve shared spiderwort before. Truth is, this is one of my favorite flowers outside. It’s growing everywhere and I’m not pulling any of it!
These heartleaf 4 o’ clocks tricked me; I had high hopes they were swamp milkweed. They’re still beautiful—popping up around the pasture and by the greenhouse with their clusters of lavender flowers. I won’t pull these either, because they’re actually growing inside a Jerusalem artichoke bed which isn’t a big deal.
This columbine below is a mystery! I didn’t plant it, but it popped up in the landscaping this year. Must be the garden fairies? Anyway, this flower is so unique, but you won’t see it if you don’t lift it up with your hand.
I guess this is more of a maroon-colored flower, but it does have four, inner lavender-colored petals inside. The bell-like flowers hang from skinny stems. It’s quite whimpy looking really. I can’t deny, this isn’t a favorite as of yet, but it’s growing on me. The fact that it came up out of nowhere is special.
Finally, the rhododendron. You may have noticed the use of this bush for the Flower Friday image. It’s one of my most cherished perennials, but it doesn’t last long enough—coming and going within a week or so. If you look closely you can see the bee flying onward to the next flower.
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! What do you have blooming this week? Have a wonderful weekend!