Saturday, August 29, 2015

Photo a Day 119 Flowers

Finally a reasonably fine day to get out in the garden. Managed to dig and plant 12 rows of potatoes - nothing quite like the flavour of spuds straight from the garden.

While I had the chance I shot a few pics of the flowers that are beginning to come out in the garden.

Honesty is such a pretty shade and the flowers are very sweet. I love  flowers that self seed and this one (Lunaria) pops up everywhere - so much so that it can be a nuisance, but such a pretty one.

We also have violets that self seed and spread. They really used to annoy my mother whose preferred garden style was bare earth and she was forever pulling them out. I love them and they grow prolifically under our trees and shrubs. At the very least they choke out all the nasty weeds. 

 This is my stunning magnolia - the name of which has deserted me. It is only a few years old and we don't get a lot of flowers yet, but they are gorgeous. It is planted quite close to the road and many cars stop to get a closer look.

Liz Needle  -  linking with "Floral Friday Fotos"  and "Today's Flowers".


  1. Your flowers are beginning and mine are ending, the circle of life! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. Lovely flowers, and a Magnolia, wow, it has a very nice colour.

  3. I do love your Magnolia - such a pretty colour!

    PS: You asked about my dig: it's an English Cocker Spaniel.

    1. I thought so. My parents had a lovely black one when I was tiny.

  4. Very lovely and pretty flowers.

  5. These are fabulous close up shot Liz. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. I love Lunaria too, it keeps self-seeding in my garden too, and even has an edible root and seeds that can be ground for mustard supposedly, though I haven't tried them. I just harvested a magnificent tall dry stem of seed pods to make "silver dollars". The magnolia is such a pretty cerise color, I can see why it attracts attention.

  7. Gorgeous blooms!!! And thank you so much for linking with Today's Flowers. Their colors are so pretty.

  8. I love violets, too, and leave them where they grow. Your magnolia is gorgeous.

  9. Delightful shots, Liz. Honesty flowers and seedpods are always fun to have in the garden.
    Thanks for taking part in Floral Friday photos!