E is for Echium

Echium can be annuals, biennials, evergreen perennials or shrubs, with simple, coarsely hairy leaves and funnel-shaped flowers borne in panicles or dense spikes in summer. They look quite dramatic in a walled garden border or a courtyard garden.

E = echiums

The header image is from the Carmel Mission in CaliforniaΒ click the link to read more about the gardens there.

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  1. Wow! These are all gorgeous. And that header photo is to die for! Where is it?

    1. Heyjude says:

      If you click on the link in the post you will see more lovely pictures from this place – in Carmel – maybe worth a drive whilst you are still looking for your home? πŸ˜‰

      1. Carmel? I would have sworn that was somewhere in Europe. I’ll go have a look at the link.

      2. I was so dazzled by all the lovely flowers I completely missed the link on my time scroll through. Did you stay at Carmel Mission or just visit the gardens?

        1. Heyjude says:

          Just a visit. Stayed nearby the first time, but missed the Mission (closed) 2nd time was staying in Santa Clara and I just had to go back there πŸ™‚

  2. The Rider says:

    Enchanting, Endearing, Eclectic, Entertaining, Emotional. Expressive!

    1. The Rider says:

      But WoW, that is an awesome photo! I really love it!

      1. Heyjude says:

        Thanks Rider, it is one of my favourites from that mission in Carmel πŸ™‚

    2. Dina says:

      Well done! πŸ™‚

      1. Dina says:

        Oh dear, the well done was for:
        Enchanting, Endearing, Eclectic, Entertaining, Emotional. Expressive! πŸ™‚

        And of, course, I totally agree, the photo is truly awesome, what a great moody capture, Jude.
        Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.
        Love from Cley – I should have left a few days ago, but the aviation strike in Germany forced me to prolong my holiday…
        Dina xo

      2. Heyjude says:

        I agree, can’t wait to see what he comes up with for X (probably switch to Xhosa) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      3. Heyjude says:

        Well, no hardship in spending longer in Cley. Love to you all πŸ™‚

    3. Heyjude says:

      Excellent πŸ™‚

  3. Beautiful photography!

  4. nowathome says:

    absolutely stunning!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you! I had a lovely time taking photos here πŸ™‚

  5. Sammy D. says:

    I should have known that building was in Carmel. That whole picture breathes the atmosphere of my wanderings through the residential streets many years ago. What a magical photo.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Carmel is a very cute little town. The Mission is on the outskirts and it is very tranquil, thanks Sammy πŸ™‚

  6. jen says:

    What a lovely flowers and an amazing picture. I think your blog and your theme are great. I love flowers!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jen. My substitute for a garden at the moment πŸ™‚

  7. eliexpat says:

    Thanks for kind words on my blog.. I am so happy to discover yours. Love flowers .. and yours are lovely .. so soothing for the eyes… Brings me happiness:-) Will come by again for sure. Your heading is also so lovely. http://expatliv.blogspot.in/

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Eli, I am enjoying reading your posts about places around the world as travel is my first love!
      Jude http://smallbluegreenwords.wordpress.com/

  8. Dina says:

    Going backwards through the post, I have to say this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      A delightful place. So peaceful.

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