During September I want to see your favourite flowers.
(This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual)
‘Velvet-Sage’ (salvia-leucantha) is an evergreen subshrub to 1.2m in height, with narrowly lance-shaped leaves white beneath, and small white flowers with conspicuous downy purple clayces. Also known as Mexican Bush Sage. It is definitely a plant you want to reach out and stroke!
If you would like to join in with Garden Photography then please take a look at my Garden Photography Page. No complicated rules🙂
- Create your own post and title it September: Flower Portrait
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Add the tag “GardenChallenge” so everyone can find the posts easily in the WP Reader
- Get your post in by the end of the month, as the new theme comes out on the first Sunday in October.
- Please visit the sites in the comments to see what others are posting.
43 thoughts on “garden photography: covered in velvet”
Oh my goodness how fabulously decadent.
Nature can put on quite a display at times 🙂
I like all the sages, this one is a lovely colour and a good fragrance I think?
Don’t recall a fragrance, but I agree with you about the colour.
I think you’re inventing them 🙂 But it’s very pretty. Good day today and nicely established at… Dunkeld as a random guess? 🙂 🙂 Can’t dilly dally chatting. Someone’s got to write tomorrow’s walk.
Haha… yes it seems like I am inventing them, but I saw this in South Africa and then again in the Logan Gardens! Yes, settled in near Dunkeld and watching Poldark. Managed to catch the Davis Cup match earlier – such a shame for GB to go out after such effort. Never mind, they did well and put on some excellent tennis. Cloudy today but we did visit an incredible castle garden, more later…
James just left and I’m collapsed in a heap, also with Poldark 🙂
Jo, Jude definitely is not inventing these salvias. We have a similar one in our garden. I’m prompted to contribute to this challenge before the month ends 😉
Ken, what a spoilsport! 🙂 🙂 Ok then- let’s see what you come up with 🙂
Patience, Dear Jo. I do not live on the internet every day LOL
Good to hear, Ken 🙂 🙂 Some of us have a life.
Come on Ken – I’d like to see some of your plants again 🙂
It’s coming, Jude. Not flowering now, so searching the archive from last year ……
She’s a beauty, and such a gorgeous colour.
I am drawn to unusual colours it appears!
Fabulous detail. I think the close up shots help us really appreciate how beauty can be overlooked sometimes
Definitely. I love the macro lens, though this was taken with my old bridge camera.
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I can hardly believe that this is real! It looks so cosy and soft and comforting – does it really feel as soft as it looks?