Heleniums at Bluebell Cottage Gardens

Orange and yellow daisy flowers

We’d been meaning to visit Bluebell Cottage for a while and weren’t disappointed. There were some signs of flowers going to seed earlier than usual due to the long hot and dry spell, but the overall effect was glorious and the pollinators were having a field day – literally. I can hardly believe I managed to take this picture of the garden without a butterfly or bee in the foreground (there is a blurry bee a few rows back). 

Shared for Cee’s Flower of the Day. This is Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ – such a staple in gardens here and seemingly unaffected by the drought. Bluebell Cottage Gardens is one of Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction.

52 Replies to “Heleniums at Bluebell Cottage Gardens”

    1. I’d seen a few pictures of the garden beforehand but it still came as quite a surprise to actually be there. It isn’t a particularly large garden, but it is one I’ll go back to.

  1. Never seen those flowers before and I really like them. You did a wonderful job capturing them with a really nice composition.

  2. These seem to be popular in most other regions, but I do not believe I have ever seen them here. I only saw the still blooming but tired remnants of a previous season’s plants while in Oklahoma in late autumn.

    1. I don’t remember seeing them in a garden in Mississippi either. They are often kept as seed heads in gardens here over winter and cut back in the spring.

    1. They’re not willy-nillies (couldn’t resist taking your prompt), although you can get different varieties in yellows, browns, oranges and a kind of dull red. By dull I don’t mean boring – I can’t think of a better way to describe it.

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