Flowers on Friday

I have featured this flower before, but couldn’t help photographing some recently in the Lost Gardens of Heligan. I love these flowers and how the petals droop as they age. With their swirling skirts I always think of them as ‘little dancers’.

Helenium ‘Riverton Beauty’: Tall, upright and robust with clear, butter yellow flowers and a central brown cone.

Helenium ‘Riverton Gem’: A tall and robust selection forming a large bush of upright stems with mid green leaves topped with a magnificent display of orange flowers with yellow tips in mid to late summer.

With Storm Lorenzo hitting our shores (my little Aussie grandson thinks it is hilarious that he has a storm named after him), these flowers will probably be finished by the end of the weekend. But hopefully the pictures will brighten up your Friday.

 

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    They’re beautiful, Jude! Happy birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Jo, well remembered! Not sure we will be doing anything though, it is sunny but a heck of a wind, you wouldn’t want to be close to a cliff edge today!

  2. Your photos have certainly brightened up my Friday! Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s a bit blowy up here!

  3. Su Leslie says:

    They are lovely Jude. The close-up shot looks like a very funky hat.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lovely flowers! I’m sure I don’t have any left in my garden after this week of terrible weather!

  4. rusty duck says:

    Batten down the hatches. Not so bad here so far, let’s hope that continues! Heleniums are a real favourite, especially the burnt orange ones.

  5. Ann Mackay says:

    They’re little dancers to me too – a very cheerful highlight to the border. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Spinning madly today! That’s if they have any petals on at all ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jo Shafer says:

    The brown beetle/bug on one of the flowers makes that particular photo more interesting. I like it!

  7. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Such vibrant shades – I hope Storm Lorenzo didn’t do too much damage. Here people were worried but it passed as a pretty standard autumn storm thankfully with little damage.

    1. Heyjude says:

      we always seem to get the worst of the winds here, maybe because we live on a high point and only 9 miles from Land’s End.

      1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

        Life on the edge as you say

  8. I read Jo’s comment – Happy Birthday for last Friday! My sister and Mum had their birthdays on Saturday and today. I hope Storm Lorenzo didn’t do too much damage.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lots of Autumn babies ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Heyjude says:

      OK, so yours are spring babies!! Both lovely seasons of the year, except autumn is becoming too damp here.

      1. Yes, it’s spring here but with summer temperatures and bush fires already. It’s a worry.

  9. Those flowers are gorgeous. They all look like they are wearing dancing skirts. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I know! They are fabulous aren’t they!

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