Pretty flowers

Last week I shared all the amazing plants in my garden so with summer in full swing I thought I’d share all the pretty flowers in my garden. So funny I’m not a flower person but wow they are so pretty. A girlfriend once told me flowers are like food for the soul. She was right they really do brighten the day. I love looking at their little faces and the busy bees flying in and out getting loads of yummy nectar. Though I like to leave them in the garden rather than cut them and put them inside. I also like to throw their seeds around when they have finished flowering.

Pinkish flowers

pink_flowers_nzLeft to right; oregano and a busy bee, dahlia,elephant garlic, cosmos (and a blue cornflower), red yarrow, poppy, dahlia, balm of gilead and hollyhocks (finally has taken 2 years!).

Purple and blue flowers

purple_flowers_nzLeft to right; borage, purple tansy, Pepino ruby, chive, rocoto chilli, sweet viola, heartsease, Raupi potato and hyssop.

White flowers

white_flowers_nz Left to right; sweet alyssum, feverfew, christmas lilies, pyrethrum, blackberry, Chilean guava, coriander and lemon balm.

Yellow flowers

yellow_flowers_nzLeft to right; calendula, dill, sunflower, melon, tomatillo, St Johns wort (though now I’m not so sure anyone know? might be bird’s-foot-trefoil? so what happened to my st Johns? waa), chop suey and nasty nasturtiums.

Wow all so pretty. Most of these flowers are grown as they are either great for insects, are edible or have medicinal uses. I have plenty more herbs and plants not in flower so weren’t included in this pretty post. Enjoy. What flowers are your favourite?


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3 thoughts on “Pretty flowers

  1. Pam Adam
    January 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Hi I just love your display of flowers. You did such a nice job of putting this together. The flower in question is, I think, birdsfoot trefoil. St. John’s wort is a taller bush-like plant which blooms mid summer, like now..It has small bright yellow flowers with 5 petals, which when picket turn your fingers slightly purple.

    1. January 11, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Aww thanks Pam. I’m with you I think it is birdfoot too. Now to get some more st Johns. Grr Mx

  2. Pam Adam
    January 12, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I have plenty of St John’s wort. I can give you some. I think maybe in autumn might be better, but I could hunt down a baby plant and see if it takes. I plan to make more St John’s wort oil from my many flowers. I use to calm pain and to happy up my family when needed. It just goes into the salad dressing and no one is the wiser. Good and soothing on baby’s bums and rashes for anyone, Try on sore or itchy insect bites.