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Erysimum, also known as the perennial wallflower


19 thoughts on “Macro Monday #20

    1. I don’t think these actually have a fragrance, unlike the annual wallflowers. I have one in my garden so I shall check it out (not flowering awfully well this year. Maybe it is past its best.) I like cottage gardens too, but haven’t decided on what this one will be yet. At the moment it is mostly full of wild flowers!

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      1. It is quite a small garden with Cornish rockery walls which seem to contain a lot of wild flowers. I’d like some more exotic planting such as Australian and New Zealand plants, but it is very windy up here so I need to choose carefully.

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    1. This is a pretty variety – ‘stars and stripes’ – which I have in a pot (not this photo, mine isn’t flowering well this year. Time to come out of the pot perhaps, or maybe it has come to the end of its life). I like how it has so many different shades on one plant with the apricot and pink-purple.

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  1. I’ve been reading Jane Austen, so wallflower has different connotations – although her heroines are never perennial wallflowers. I particularly like the background bokeh, if that’s not a tautology. (Can you have foreground bokeh?) Sorry. I ramble.

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    1. Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”.
      according to Wikipedia. So I guess it doesn’t actually have to be the background.

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  2. So gorgeous Jude. As I often say when visiting I have run out of adjectives for your amazing photography. All I know is it would not surprise me to see this one on a gallery wall.


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