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08 August 2014

Who do I thank?


It is that time of year when the self-seeded Montbretia comes into flower. I love the splashes of colour around the garden. The only trouble is the leaves are quite prolific so I have to trim some off in order to move along paths etc, but aren't the flowers a pretty colour? Years ago I had one clump of leaves and no flowers and the same pattern was repeated for a very long time but when I turned part of the garden over to the wildlife the Montbretia came into it's own. Now I have four clumps scattered around and I don't know who to thank... the birds or the bees. 

13 comments:

Pam Beers. said...

You can thank the birds and the bees ...and God...and Mother Nature...whatever your preference.

Kelly green leaves with flowering blossoms is such a striking contrast and color combination. This is beautiful, Val. Have a lovely day.

Brian Miller said...

nice...we found a sunflower like that...just popped up out of nowhere...a pretty cool surprise...they are very pretty.

DeniseinVA said...

This is a beautiful plant. I love the vibrant color of the flowers.

troutbirder said...

"Volunteer" flowers often show up in unusual places. What fun!

troutbirder said...

"Volunteer" flowers often show up in unusual places. What fun!

Valerie said...

Pam. the colour of Montbretia is so vibrant, it brightens up a dull day.

Brian, I am envious. I have tried to get sunflowers established, to no avail.

Denise, I agree about the colour. It always makes me feel good to see the flowers open.

TB, I like the expression 'volunteer' flowers, and they do show up in odd places.

Ron said...

"aren't the flowers a pretty colour?"

Yes, they're gorgeous, Valerie!

Isn't nature GRAND?

Thanks for sharing its beauty, dear lady.

Have a lovely weekend!

X to you and Joe!

Valerie said...

Ron, I do so love these flowers I just had to share them. Have a great weekend.

Jenny Woolf said...

It is a lovely plant. It seems to grow wild in Cornwall, although I have not really understood why I don't see it growing wild elsewhere. It cannot be the climate as it does perfectly well in gardens!

Mr. Shife said...

Beautiful plant, Val. Looking good and I read the previous entry about Joe. So glad to hear things are better for him and you. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Montanagirl said...

Just thank them both! lol. Very pretty flowers.

Banker Chick said...

That looks to be a flower that humming birds would love.

CrystalChick said...

I'd never heard of Montbretia, but what a lovely, bright flower it gives.