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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today's Flowers

My hubby and I went out to Van Duesen Gardens in Vancouver yesterday to see the Zimbabwe Stone Carving Displays through the gardens. I only took a few photos of the flowers there, mostly the statues which I will feature in the next few days.
Here are some of the flowers I saw, and I only know the names of a couple of them so please feel free to put names to the others!

This flower was a bee magnet!

Hollyhocks, love the blood red colour!

Purple Alium.

Not sure what this or the next photo is!

To see other photos of  Today's Flowers, please go and visit http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Roan said...

Each flower is a work of art. I've never heard or seen any of these. I've been missing out.

Karin M. said...

These are beautiful flowers that our area are known.
No.2 hollyhock
No.1 +3 thistles
No.4 Phlox
The last photo I can not see, unfortunately.
Your photos are very well done ...I like them ....
LG: Karin

Dar said...

your flower photos are fabulous!
the 1st one is an artichoke~
2nd and 3rd you have correct~
4th a Bright Eyes Phlox~gorgeous
5th got me...not sure but will be researching...love it~so delicate~
Can't wait to see the Carvings~
BlessYourHeart

danceswithcrayons said...

Amazing pics, WOW! Haven't seen Hollyhocks since 1981!
Very excited to learn that you got to see Zimbabwe carvings. Was impressed with the beautiful artistry I saw while there. Wondered what would become of the carvings? An OMG kind of day.
Thanks Lorna! Love, Jane

Marilyn said...

The first one is so unusual! Hollyhocks grow around here, as well as phlox and some varieties of alium.♥♫

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice macro photos.

Regards!

Judy said...

I wonder if the last flower is a begonia...
I know that alium as sea holly - I love them!
The flowers are lovely, as are the carvings! I sometimes wonder how people can have the patience to carve stone...

Stan said...

Superb set of images!! Great eye!