Sunday, January 16, 2011

Scarlet Avens

Scarlet Avens
Geum 'Mango Lassi'

This is a particularly nice variety of the under used perennial Geum. The delicate and complex color shadings add a lot to the border or rock garden. Every flower appears different and has its own mix of red, orange, apricot and peach coloring. They are easy to grow in most soils and can be kept blooming with a little care.

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Today’s bonus flower is some Japanese Iris that were blooming this summer around one of the ponds at work. They are my personal favorite type of Iris. While these white ones are a little unexciting they do come in a lot of nice purples, blues and pinks.


Carletta said...

I didn't know this flower. It's very pretty and the light you've captured it in highlights it beautifully.

jane said...

i love geums .. mrs bradshaw, a striking red, graces my garden with her presence .. i thing she's be lovely with this one ..

Unknown said...

Scarlet avens--they're beautiful! the hues are a dream.

Míriam Luiza said...

Suas flores são muito bonitas, e seu texto bem didático. Sobre seu irmão que vem ao Brasil, que ele tenha uma boa estadia aqui. Que lugar do Brasil ele vai?

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous. Those buttercup-like flowers are gems.

That Japanese Iris has me thinking spring is not so far away....really.

eden said...

I love all your flowers. They are all stunning. Wonderfully captured.