Five flowers for Friday and the 5th year of my blogging here @eljaygee
Sun lights the spider web in rainbow colours but I preferred the high contrast mono for this scented leaved pelargonium (Geranium odorata ‘Apple’). And am specially fond of the free flowering Tagetes in the window box as I grew them from seed and they make a pretty saffronesque addition to rice dishes.
The Pelargonium peltatum (L) has glossy ivy leaves and coral pink blooms but somewhat brittle stems. Hence made these cuttings from a broken plant and they are just blooming now. Another vivid pink Autumn bloomer is Amaryllis belladonna (R) -like Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale) given the nomenclature of ‘naked ladies’ because they bloom on leafless stems. Not sure I like this particular hue for September – as with Nerines.
And this stately portrait of Garlic Chive blooms (Allium tuberosum) from my windowsill herb garden is especially for Jude @smallbluegreenflowers. This month she asks us to portray our favourite flowers or unusual blooms. I love the delicacy of look and taste.
FRIDAY FLORA – TREES, SHRUBS & FLOWERS IN AND AROUND LONDON STREETS AND GARDENS