garden photography: covered in velvet

garden photography: covered in velvet

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!

Salvia-leucantha-'Velvet-Sage'
Salvia-leucantha-‘Velvet-Sage’

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 SeptemberFlower 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.

Macro Monday #16

Macro Monday #16

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creeper

I thought this might be the Flame Lily ( Gloriosa superba) before fully opened, but I am not so sure. Any ideas? In the glasshouse at RHS Wisley and definitely tropical.

(With the opening of my new Cornish blog I have decided to  abandon the 60mm macro site and will in future post macro images on the site I consider the most appropriate. )