No apologies for another post on my windowsill lavenders – they are at the turning point of full bloom and I’ve been intoxicated by the colour of the petals in late afternoon sunshine. Not lavender hued but mauve – French mauve of course since they are Lavandula pedunculata.The rabbity ears fly like butterflies in the wind though close-up look strongly like cabbage leaves – associated with a different kind of wind.
But nothing touches the heart of a gardener so much as the plants nurtured from seed – and here they are blooming in my windowsill herb garden. Tagetes or French Marigolds with every flower a different blend of Rembrandt red and citrus gold.
The Tagete portrait looked like it was done in a studio but with tripod, zoom and the right light have managed something similar.
And here is the first bloomer – on the way into oblivion, rolling up the carpet and and carrying that shabby chic charm all the way to end.
A bunch of other Floral Posts to look at too are:
Kiki’s Friday flowers
Cees Flower of the Day – July 10, 2015 – Little Red Flower
Thoughts from the Road Flower Friday
And a lovely yellow tagete from Robyns fine art: Flowers on Friday