Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Flowers... 'Standing wave', borage、azalea, lilac, black-eyed susan, sumomo...

Note: Am dedicating this post to Malar, who had graciously nominated this humble blog for the 'Versatile Blogger Award'... 

Had been 'itching' for a while to post these flower pictures...
Some of them have been sitting in the hard-disk for many moons now...
This is a wild flower found in the surrounding hills... 
The scientific name is Scutellaria indica...
What a mouthful... again, prefer its Japanese name, タツナミソウ、literally, 'Standing wave' flower?
A member of the sage family...
I took back a specimen to plant it in our potager...
Borage is like, every where in our garden...
Not to say I am complaining...
In fact, I cannot get enough of their pretty flowers...
Mountain azaleas are also thriving in our garden...
They mainly come in colors of pink although some are whitish while others are somewhat orange...
The lilac never fails to bloom in early spring...
They are quite prolific, so to say...
And black eyed Susans... they have very much 'settled' down in a corner at our garden...
I actually prefer them to the sunflowers as cut flowers...
And finally, this series of pictures of flowers of our Japanese plum 'sumomo'...
We pruned this plant last autumn...
In spring, the blooms were plentiful...
And for reasons still unknown to us, the plant decided to die out on us...  sad...