Macro Monday #68

Pretty mauve candle

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A new crocus in the garden, Crocus tommasinianus, an early flowering species and the absolute classic, mini mauve candle. Planted in a shallow bowl this year along with Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ and some miniature daffodils, but they will go into the grass after flowering where they should self-seed and spread. Loved by the bees apparently, though I have yet to see one of those this year.


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Bees not a fan of your current weather??

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not many flowers open long enough to attract them so far. Hoping for milder (and drier) weather 🙂

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely shot of a beautiful flower. The colour is so delicate.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a very soft mauve compared to my others which are more purple.

  3. restlessjo says:

    So soft and gentle! I love it 🙂 🙂

  4. susurrus says:

    I saw lots of bees yesterday in patches of crocuses and hellebores. They seemed all to be interested in the same plants. The first mild weekend must have lured them out.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well that’s certainly good to know. Too wet here I suspect.

  5. How pretty! Elaine always inspires me to grow bulbs in pots and I never have much success. Your photo makes me feel like trying yet again.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m wondering what the little daffs are, I don’t remember planting them in this bowl.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Well all should be revealed soon.

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Very pretty Jude and I really like your theme. I’ve probably said that before but it keeps surprising me.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Gilly, glad you like it.

  7. pommepal says:

    Such a pretty, delicate colour

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