Sunday, January 11, 2009

Today's Flowers





Catharanthus roseus; Madagascar Periwinkle is a much loved, easy to grow flowering plant.

The flowers are not scented but make up by the sheer volume of blooms and flowers continuously from early summer into winter.
They come in many shades from red to pink and white . I usually buy them in punnets in the nursery if I fancy a new colour. Generally I always find seedlings in the garden to replant.



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Photos T.S.

16 comments:

marie-louise said...

Lovely pics - I have them in the garden too and are forever seeding - make good ground cover

Love ML

Sandradb said...

These are very beautiful - pictures seems so real that you could almost feel the flower.

Naturegirl said...

A flower that I grow every summer as fillins and gives a great splash of contrast in the summer perennial garden!Pinks are my colors too!

Darla said...

Love the Vinca or Periwinkle......

Neal said...

Very beautiful! I don't know which is my favorite.

Norm said...

love the color beautiful. Visit me here and thanks..

Arija said...

They are so very pretty and thank goodness not rampant like the blue Periwinkle so often seen on graves.
Your garden must be splendent just now!

kden said...

What a pretty little flower. I don't think I've actually seen them in a flowerbed, maybe a container though.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Titania

Lovely flowers!
Thanks for posting here!

Luiz

Carletta said...

Lovely in pink!
I find these some of the easiest to grow and they do indeed last all summer.

fishing guy said...

Titania: What a beautiful little flower in full bloom.
Thanks for the help with the Canna ID. I mention that you had named it.

napaboaniya said...

WOW! I love these Catharanthus roses :) They're gorgeous!

Amanda said...

This is a great choice for submission into Today's flowers, just love it!

Inkivääri said...

Just beautiful pics of so sweet flower.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful and delicate coloring.

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Olga said...

That's such a vibrant pink color!