Friday, June 26, 2009

Flower Power

My garden has blooming blue lupins and a cup and saucer in mid-air that fills with rain water. A four foot rod attaches onto the bottom of the saucer and suspends it, looking like it's the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Speaking of mad, I'm just crazy about this salmon pink Oriental Poppy.

I love this burnt orange "Devil's Paintbrush" that blooms in ditches all over the countryside this time of year. Kind of matches my hair?

I bought a package of seeds in Oregon in 2003 and these cheerful flowers now bloom every year in my front garden. Does anyone know what kind of flower this is?


Jen said...

Tradescantia virginiana aka Spiderwort

marlana said...

I have the same ones in my blue/pink/purple garden and I'm happy to know the name now, thanks to Jen. I also have them in white and blue. They love moist ground and half sun.

frannie said...

I used to have these on Vancouver Island but forgot the name, so thanks, Jen.

Marcia said...

Me too! I have the purple ones in my shade garden... the flowers close at sunset... *sounds like a line from a bad mystery novel, right after "it was a dark and stormy night..."*

Thanks for the name, Jen

Thanks for the photos, Ronna!

Knatolee said...

Love that levitating teacup. And red hair is great! You look mahvelous with the Devil's Paintbrush.

Addison Dewitt said...

"Devil's Paintbrush"? Isn't that your hair colour?

katilady said...

that poppy is to die for!


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