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Agapanthus is a flower you see around in a lot of places. They are also know as African lilies and Liles of the Nile. I see them a lot in New Zealand, yet these photos were taken while visiting Temecula in Southern California.
I remember Grape Hyacinth popping up in early spring as a young girl. I loved these little flowers. I am not sure if it was their color (blue being my favorite), the tiny bundle of tightly packed flowers, their bell shape or the fact that they were a sure sign of spring.
I was doing a little research on geraniums before starting this block and found there are 422 species. It's no wonder they all look a little different. They are usually seen in warm colors and their leaves are very unique making them easy to identify. Mum took a couple of photos of her plants while they were flowering.
Nine months of my flower blocks are complete. Have you seen them all?
Helenium is not a common flower to me, but I love the shape of its petals. The flowers are usually yellow or orange. As I was doing some research on it and found out it is also known as sneeze weed. I found this fabulous photo on the wikipedia.
I have always know Digitalis as Foxgloves. I remember seeing them growing wild in the fields and believed I shouldn't touch them because they were poisonous, however I later found that medicines called Digitalin can be extracted from them which are used for treatment of heart conditions. Now they are grown in gardens like the one I snapped in this garden.
Friday's Flower today is a Freesia. These beautiful flowers come in all sorts of different colors. One I had growing in my garden was white, but I thought it would be better to make an orange flower for my block.
The 1st of September is Spring in the Southern Hemisphere so what better way to include a spring flower for September. This week I have a snowdrop. You can see where they get their name!
I remember as a young girl seeing dried cornflowers everywhere I went practically. The color was always vibrant as if it had just been picked. Cornflowers have such a beautiful color in their orginal form, almost an electric blue. Stunning for sure. You can also see them in other colors but nothing compares in my opinion.
Today my new flower block is a rhododendron. The bushes are so pretty when they are in full flower. Clusters of trumpet shaped flowers are displayed on a shelf of leaves it would seem.