Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The variety of flowers.

Have you ever stopped to wonder just how many different flowers there can be in the world? How come each tiny seed or bulb can produce its own unique plant, with flower and seeds? It may be as tiny as a crocus or as huge as a Californian Redwood, and every size in between, each has its own characteristics. Here are just a few.

Cherry tree.




Canadian Maple flowers.


'Shay's' tulips - planted to celebrate her birth 5 years ago.

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Felicia.

36 comments:

Tammy said...

the flowers are just breathtaking!!!
:-D

In transit said...

That cherry tree is going to be absolutely G-R-O-A-N-I-N-G with fruit this year, isn't it? Hmph. How long do cherries in a jar last?
Thanks for your nice comment - I liked writing my pictures!

jellyhead said...

Alice, I love to visit your blog in the morning :)

Aren't those cherry blossoms LUSH! - and they're right outside your windows.

meggie said...

Alice, I just love that cherry tree. I often ponder the miracle of seeds, & what they become.
What a lovely show of tulips- one of GOM's favourite flowers.

I too love to visit your blog.

PEA said...

I've always loved seeing cherry trees in bloom...what an absolutely gorgeous tree! All the other flowers are also delightful...terrific pictures! Hugs!

Kerri said...

Oh that cherry tree is out of this world! Do the blossoms have a scent? How I'd love one of those in our yard (drool).
Love those maple flowers too. And the tulips are so bright and pretty for little Shay.
Is the Felicia a bush, or individual plants? Is it a daisy?
Thanks for these beautiful pictures Alice :) Hope you're having a lovely afternoon.

Linda A said...

I'm fascinated with the miracle of dust like seeds turning into something... beautiful and edible. That cherry tree is amazing! I love the maple 'keys'. I used to love when they would come twirling down from the branches and sometimes we'd split the tip of the keys and stick them on top of our noses. Why, I have NO clue! Thanks for sharing spring..

Sigrun said...

Oh Alice, your Cherry-Tree ist a dream! You have so much place to plant.

Sigrun

HORIZON said...

Dear Alice.
Have just slowly scrolled down your blog site through the many many colourful pictures- each time thinking, 'they can't get any better!'
If this is already the show of flowers during your springtime then l am really looking forward to my winter and checking in here for a breath of fresh air!
Your photographs are all so stunning - you really should use for a book - clouds and flowers! Why not?
Have missed checking in with you and hope you are keeping well. x

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Motherkitty said...

I'm awestruck with the beauty of these flowers. Every corner of your garden is so beautiful and I wish I had your talent for creating such beauty in my own yard. Thank you for sharing.

judypatooote said...

You show off you.....lol.....what beautiful pictures...I have a couple of things that look like trees, and I have no clue what they are, but they are so pretty, so I am leaving them.....so many of my plants have holes in them from bugs....I didn't spray, even though the spray is setting in my shed......lazy, huh? Fall is my favorite time of year, but it's sad to see the flowers wilt after a frost.....I did spray my wilt proof on some of my flowers....

Jeanette said...

I love your Cherry tree in blossom
and all that clour in your Garden truly lovely

Shell said...

I have to say that that cherry tree is absolutely stunning! I love blossoming trees - they are a beautiful reminder of the changes in season.

Simonetta said...

Hi Alice,thanks thousand for your photos, they is marvelous!!!
Here in Italy the leaves are yellow and they begin to fall :))))

Nicole said...

I am in love with that cherry tree. It is stunning. One of my arty goals is to do a piece based on this tree.... something in a pastel medium I think.... and japanesey too. Much love to you, Nicole xox.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I collect seeds from wherever I go...sometimes it's not labeled and it's always a surprise at what grows.

The cherry blossoms are out of this world beautiful. I would love to see pictures of your flowers from a distance...I bet your yard is spectacular!

Wendy WaterBirde said...

It truly is amazing, the magic and wonder of such a sheer variety of beauty, and that it all starts from a little seed. You have such a gift for sharing the beauty of God's creation Alice, I always enjoy so much visiting here : )

Carol said...

Yes Alice I always do and I find it so amazing! Love to look at your spring picures, especially the cherry tree blossoms are so heart warming! The gorgeous felicia looks like our "Aster", which is a fall plant overhere btw.

DellaB said...

Hi Alice, excellent pictures again - cherry blossom always a welcome sight. I have seen the miniature village Cockington Green, and the Japanese Garden, both are every bit as entrancing as they look in the pictures, thank you for the memory, it was a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Spring is looking pretty good over there!

littlejennywren said...

Your cherry tree is magnificent. Has all danger of frosts passed now in the ACT, I'm holding off on planting tomatoes until after the local Show as local wisdom has it that there are no more frosts after then.

Zoey said...

Ah, cherry blossoms. So lovely...it will be 8 months before they bloom on this side of the world.

Seeing Anew said...

Here we go again -- our flowers are fading as yours are just coming out in all their glory! About the diversity of flowers and plants -- I was just reading how there is a seedbank in Norway that houses millions of seeds in case of global disaster. Sort of like a Noah's Ark for plants?

Lee-ann said...

Alice Hello just a very quick moment to thank you so very much for your kind comments on my blog page while I have been ill I am feeling much better now and it is Rob's turn to go through this horrible thing. best wishes and will see you around the blog world, now I am going back to look at your beautiful photos.
Lee-ann

Janet said...

Those maple keys are beautiful, but they're not flowers, they're seeds. The flowers occur very early and are quite discreet, although very lovely in their own demure way.

I actually wiped out on the sidewalk and gave my neighbours a little scare because of maple flowers. I happened to look up and notice them as I walked. I kept walking. And I kept looking. I'm old enough to know better. My foot caught the edge of the sidewalk and down I went. Got a little bruised but nothing serious. The fellow ahead of me on the sidewalk came rushing back to help me up, proving that gallantry is not quite dead.

Alice said...

Yes, Janet, you're right. I should have remembered that they were the seeds of the maple, after all Richard has collected so many each season and grown them. Very easy to strike and a lovely tree, although ours isn't a particularly good shape. We keep meaning to prune it but always forget.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Alice...
What glorious pictures of the cherry blossom you’ve treated us too, spring has certainly ‘sprung’. I’m envious of the delicious months that lie ahead for you, however, I know, with that comes the heat, so you are very welcome to nip over to Wales and looks at a few, shall we say, cooler scenes.

I do agree with your comments about the wonders of nature, I never fail to be amazed at what will blossom forth from tiny seeds and scruffy bulbs. Love - Marion

Britt-Arnhild said...

Hi Alice. This is beautiful. Autumn has arrived here.

slap me happy said...

your garden look beautiful , all your hard work has paid off.
xx
shona

Michael Manning said...

Wonderful work! And a reminder that there is till beauty to be cultivated in this world! That is why I have Linked you and I hope my readers will explore this most original and unique site too! Nice job!

Peggy said...

I just love visiting here! Everything is so beautiful

Sonia said...

The Cherry tree is wonderful! Just breathtaking!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

That is the most beautiful Cherry tree I've ever seen I think! Fantastic!

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roybe said...

Yes it boggles the mind alice. The microscopic programming within each seed is a miracle. It's God's handywork.

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