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.



25 Comments Add yours

  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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