Sunday, March 1, 2009

Today's Flowers; in my garden;



Daylilies are having a new flush of flowers; Please click pictures to enlarge.


Groundcover Convolvolus mauritanicus; I have always known this plant under this name. I am not convinced that it is its right name. The flowers are sky blue, it is drought tolerant and spreading; it needs a cut from time to time to rejuvenate its growth.

Abelia; its sweet fragrance drifts lazily through the summer garden and evokes longings for lazy, carefree days.

Abelia Grandiflora; evergreen shrub, with arching branches to 2m. Shiny dark green glossy foliage, with white flushed with pink tubular flowers. Appearing in summer to autumn. Suitable for informal hedges, and screens.
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16 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Three great shots; my favorite is the blue bush.

Arija said...

Lovely selection. Your garden must be utterly lovely. Even one of my big Abelia bushes has died. There is hardly anything left elive in the whole garden!

Darla said...

The second photo? I planted something like that, Bush morning glory. All of these are beautiful!!

Raven said...

I also love the selection - I am sure the second one is what you say. My Abelia survived this hot summer as well but I had it in a very shady spot

kayleen said...

Lovely flowers! Thanks for sharing.

VALKYRIEN said...

All of these pics are beautiful - but the had such a beautiful BLUE color! Makes me think of a blue sky.....:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

what lovely photos, so very pretty,

Gill in Canada

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely flowers! I like the blue ones best, but probably just because I've never seen them before. That's a very nice day lily.

Mckay K said...

All your flowers are so pretty. Your garden must be spectacular.

guild-rez said...

What can be more enjoyable on a cold Canadian winter day?
Admiring your flowers in Australia:)
Wonderful pictures.

LG, Gisela
Thank you for your visit and comment!

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful macro ...
Lovely flowers...
Thanks for sharing and for your nice comment in my sky watch...Have a great week!
Hugs from Portugal!
Lurdes

marie-louise said...

Beautiful flowers, Mum. I really like the second picture, the flowers have such an intense blue. I haven't got this one yet. Love ML

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's so refreshing to see such lush gardens this time of year. Everything in my part of the world is not quite ready to wake up yet.

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Carletta said...

Your garden is just so lovely!
I love the daylily. The color is just gorgeous.
All photographed beautifully!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Titania

All your flowers are wonderful!
Thanks for posting.

Luiz

catmint said...

This convulvulus does look different to the one I am familiar with , which has mauve not blue flowers and they are more angular in shape than that in the photo. Titania, I am so impressed by how much you know. I also read the quandong post in your other blog. Thank you for reminding me of Beth Chatto's gravel garden. That could be a good model to follow, it is practical and restful. I will revisit her.