A Week of Flowers #Day7 – Flowers and Friends

Since the beginning of December Cathy at Words and Herbs has been running ‘A Week of Flowers‘ to cheer and brighten our lives. It’s been an absolutely delight to dip into so many people’s passions and favourites. I’ve loved it!

I’ve dithered over what to share for a finale. Should it have an over-arching theme? What would work best? Going through the colours of the rainbow, months of the year etc? (If I’d started on day one I might have achieved the first, of course). However, I’ve opted for a random selection, which just so happens to cover most of the colours of the rainbow, but also includes what I love most about growing and admiring flowers … each bloom is being enjoyed by one or more pollinator. Flowers look best that way, I think!

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Hope you enjoy them too!

Check out Cathy’s blog for more uplifting flower posts.

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16 Responses to A Week of Flowers #Day7 – Flowers and Friends

  1. pbmgarden says:

    I enjoyed seeing these fabulous images. So colorful. You sure keep your pollinators happy.

  2. Cathy says:

    You have excellent taste in flowers Allison! This is a glorious collection, and I love the fact that each has photo features a pollinator, even the straw flower. 😃 I grew that white prickly poppy this year too and loved the way the pollen spilled onto the petals. What is the name of your pink aster? Very similar to my Alma Poetschke. This really has been fun and it was lovely you joined in too! Thank you!

    • Thanks, Cathy. Ah yes, I grew prickly poppies for the first time this year and was impressed by their longevity (as well as beauty). Needless to say, I’ve collected seed! The aster is a novae-angliae hybrid, probably with Alma Poetschke as one parent. They do like to cross! Thanks for A Week of Flowers. Great idea 🙂

  3. susurrus says:

    A great collection of images to end with. I especially loved seeing the grey poppy.

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    I just sat here absorbing each beautiful photo in succession (multiple times!) drinking in the loveliness in nature…the pollinators are icing on the cake. Thank you!

  5. Kris P says:

    Your pollinators must be very happy!

  6. shoreacres says:

    What a delightful collection. If I were a pollinator and had the chance, I’d come live in your garden — no question!

  7. Lovely photos of not only the flowers but the pollinators. The bee on the ivy flowers is an ivy bee Colletes hederae, a real beauty. Amelia

    • Thanks Amelia! Ivy bees have only been around here for the last four years or so, but now they are a really noticeable feature of October hedgerows. I love that they look so neat and tidy.

  8. Pazlo says:

    Lovely, lovely show.
    Thank you so much!

    Paz

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