Red flowers have more boldness than any other flower. They’re rich and dramatic. If there’s just one in a scene or an arrangement, that’s where our eyes are drawn.
I’ve always found them a challenge to photograph, as the colour the camera captures tends not to match the colour our eyes see, but I have these to offer.
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We came across this pale yellow, typically half-toppling lily tower beside a garden seat. Had we needed further temptation to sit, the scent and colour would have amply provided it.
Continue reading “Flower of the Day: Yellow Lily”
I’ve been fascinated by the use of containers clustered together to create the illusion of a garden since my first visit to Japan where the style is widespread. This fine example of a container garden is much closer to home.
Diminutive, but for me, as sweet as they come, it brightens up the entrance to a traditional stone-faced terrace that opens directly on to the pavement.
Continue reading “Colourful Pavement Garden In Lancashire, England”
Peonies, roses, delphinium and hibiscus
I took this colourful picture a few years ago during an event at the
Antique Rose Emporium in Texas. The creamy-white flower is a form of hibiscus. Continue reading “Retro Floral With Peonies and Roses”
I’m sharing some white peonies to complement my recent
gallery of white roses. As before, I’ll trust the peonies will speak for themselves. Continue reading “Gallery Of White Peonies”
For anyone who needs a translation of ‘cast ne’er a clout ere May is out’, I’m offering, ‘don’t stop wearing warm layers of clothing before the hawthorn has bloomed’.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna, a UK native) is one of the first deciduous trees to leaf in spring. Its small, leathery leaves are lobed, rather like tiny oak leaves.
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