Friday, October 11, 2013

MACRO - flax

In my front lasagna garden I have planted many blue and purple flowers and I had dreams of blue perennial Flax filling in all of the space between them with its delicate blue flowers that float on the wind.

And they would have too, had the garden gotten as much sun as I had bet on.

Instead I have hundreds of small, frail strands of 'baby flax' that are not even close to blooming. The exception is at the north end of the garden where they receive more light.  Here I found a few that were larger and actually had blooms on them.  Funny thing about the blooms though is that I never saw them open, they always looked like they do in the shot above.
Day or night.

Has anyone else had experience with blooms that do not actually seem to bloom?

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18 comments:

  1. Wow, your photo is beautiful! I love blue and purple flowers, too. Happy to find your blog today!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Keity I hope you will be back now that you have found me.

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  2. What a beautiful and elegant macro shot!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Birgitta!

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  3. wonderfull macro!

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    Have a nice day Greeting from Belgium
    Blog seniorennet.Be Louisette Blog

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    1. Thank you for stopping in and commenting Louisette.

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  4. A beautiful flower Derek ♥
    Many greetings Sabine

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    1. Thank you Sabine. A shame there weren't more of them blooming but "live and learn" as the saying goes...

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  5. Looks greatful ...
    Greetings from Bavaria

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    1. Thank you Erica, glad you stopped by!

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  6. A glorious blue, even if it does not open. Was it, perchance, sown too late in the season to manage to flower while the sun still had a sting?

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    1. That could be what happened Arija since I direct sowed them in the ground in spring. Maybe there will be some open blooms next year if they come back. One can hope.

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  7. A wonderful colour, even if it doesn't open!

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    1. Even the smallest flowers can be beautiful if we just stop and pay attention to them, isn't that right?

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  8. superb shot!
    i really like the colours. well done:)

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    1. Betty, thanks for the compliments, I am very glad you liked it.

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  9. Hello, happy sunday, here strong Wind!

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