My Grandma and my Mom are amazing gardeners. I am not a gardener. I don’t enjoy digging in the dirt and planting, and watering and weeding and all of the assorted chores that a garden entails. However, I do absolutely love the flowers that result. I also enjoy being in the garden, and I especially love to take pictures of the flowers that grow. (As you can probably have guessed by now, considering the number of floral themed photos that appear on this blog!) This means that, even though I don’t personally enjoy gardening, I will always have flowers, as houses and yards without them, are so cheerless.
I am constantly amazed by the rainbow of colours in nature, the enormous variety of species, the unique details of the petals. . . I like taking photos of flowers as they are so easygoing: they don’t move out of frame (unless it’s windy I guess), they sit nicely while I compose my shot, and I don’t have to worry about them not smiling nicely 🙂
Both my Grandma’s backyard, and my Mom’s garden are full of such vibrant flowers – so, today’s garden is brought to you in technicolor!
Magenta Purple Daisy
Orange Lily & Hybrid purple and yellow Lupin. I say “hybrid” because the first year, they were purple and the next year they grew up, both purple and yellow combined.
I have no clue what variety this rose of my Grandma’s is, but it is absolutely stunning. The entire shrub is just covered in hundreds of bright pink blossoms, that fade to a delicious pale pink. The first picture in this post, is also from the same rosebush.
Soft Blue Cornflower
Such vibrant colours in this Blanketflower
Cornflower & Sweet Williams
Turk’s Cap Yellow Lily. It’s called ‘Turk’s cap” because the lilies hang downwards instead of up.
Allium, or Ornamental Onion. One of my favourites as they are a large, 4″ balls of spiky flowers!
*All technical and horticultural information in this post, brought to you by my mom. I did not remember what all of these flowers were and so I asked her for the names of them 🙂
July 29, 2016 @ 11:16 am
These are absolutely beautiful! I agree with you, plants are always so cheery. I’m sure when I have my own home it will be filled inside and out with a wide variety of plants. 🙂
July 29, 2016 @ 7:01 pm
Yes, and because you are also an amazing gardener, it will be beautiful. 🙂
July 29, 2016 @ 12:38 pm
You are absolutely right when you say nature is just one big rainbow of color. I’m not that good at photography but I feel like all my photos of gardens and landscapes are really good. I think it’s more the subject than me 😉
July 29, 2016 @ 7:03 pm
Yes- one big rainbow 🙂 I love landscape photography too as well as flowers.
July 29, 2016 @ 7:55 pm
These photos are so beautiful! I know next to nothing about flowers, but it’s obvious how much love and care goes into this garden. You’ve captured something wonderful.
July 29, 2016 @ 10:26 pm
Thank-you Jessica. I know hardly anything either- but my Grandma has gardened her whole life (and passed the love on to my mom and sister- it missed me!) These flowers are one of my good memories of time spent with her. 🙂
July 30, 2016 @ 4:56 pm
The flowers have such brilliant colors!
July 30, 2016 @ 10:55 pm
My Grandma’s garden really is such a riot of colour 🙂
July 30, 2016 @ 5:21 pm
I sure have enjoyed your posts and photoshoots. I take pics of flowers and of projects I’d like to do someday. My wardrobe needs updating. Looking forward to your post re: how you did your jumper. Also, I have been reading about horrockses dresses. More projects… 🙂
July 30, 2016 @ 10:57 pm
Thanks Annabelle- I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them! As for projects, I agree: so much to make, so little time – or is that sew little time 😉 haha!
July 30, 2016 @ 11:40 pm
Absolutely beautiful blooms! Flowers make life all the sweeter and it’s honestly hard to imagine a world without them. Thank you for sharing some of the loveliest examples from your neck of the woods with us, sweet dear.
xoxo ♥ Jessica
August 1, 2016 @ 2:25 pm
I agree- summer just wouldn’t be so without flowers!
August 16, 2016 @ 2:39 pm
Gorgeous photos. I am trying to get better at growing flowers, I love the look of them but am pretty good at killing them off. Doing quite well this summer though!
August 16, 2016 @ 7:50 pm
Thanks! I always forget to water my flowers and try to kill them too 🙁 Good thing my mom is a great gardener as I can just enjoy hers!