Flowers & Plants


Fall Mums belong to the Chrysanthemum family. Captured these beauties in a neighbouring garden.


Some Flowering Flax “Bright Eyes” (Linum Grandiflorum) in my backyard.


These Poppies have now completed their life circle and made sure there will be plenty of new ones again next year 🙂


The calendar may say Autumn, but that doesn’t prevent the plants in my ‘wild corner’ from keep on blooming as they have done all Summer.


A group of Spurred Snapdragons, also known as Baby Snapdragons or Moroccan Toadflaxes (Linaria maroccana).


Another Moroccan Toadflax variant, also known as Baby Snapdragon and Spurred Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana), captured in my backyard.


A Moroccan Toadflax, also known as Baby Snapdragon and Spurred Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana), captured in my backyard.


Close-up of a Moroccan Toadflax, also known as Baby Snapdragon and Spurred Snapdragon (Linaria maroccana), captured in my backyard.


A Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) glowing in the evening light.


A group of Windflowers, also known as Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis), gently swaying in the evening breeze.


A small Sunflower bud well on its way to glory.


A close-up shot of the colourful little Moroccan Toadflax (Linaria maroccana), captured on a rainy day.


Still a few Poppies left in my backyard 🙂


A blooming Windflower, also known as the Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis), captured in my backyard.


Close-up of a plant known by several names, including: Love-in-a-Mist, Ragged Lady, Devil in the Bush and Persian Jewel (Nigella damascena).


Close-up of a plant known by several names, including: Love-in-a-Mist, Ragged Lady, Devil in the Bush and Persian Jewel (Nigella damascena).


Spotted this little beauty in the undergrowth of my wild corner. I believe it’s a Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum).


Blueweed, also known as Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare). The flower buds are pinkish and gradually turn blue when fully opened.


The Borage or Starflower (Borago officinalis) is a fascinating plant to observe through all its stages.


A small Hoverfly verifying the authenticity of a blooming Oriental Poppy.


Another Oriental Poppy just opened up this morning. Below is how it looked like an hour earlier.


You’ve got to be up early in the morning to see the budding Poppies, but I think it’s well worth the effort.


Two Oriental Poppies swaying gracefully side by side in the early evening light.


An Oriental Poppy bathing in the late afternoon light.


Another Giant Poppy has emerged in my backyard, albeit a little smaller than the first one as it only measures 15 centimetres (6 inches) across.


A close-up shot of my giant Poppy, taken just in time before a heavy rainfall knocked off all its petals.


Just a simple shot of a huge Poppy, which I believe is an Oriental Poppy ‘Beauty of Livermere’ (Papaver orientale).


The Poppy season is in full swing now 🙂


You’ve got to be up early in the morning to see the budding Poppies, but I think it’s well worth the effort.


I haven’t yet figured out how to shoot Foxgloves in a more interesting or creative way, but at least I think this attempt turned out reasonably well.


A pastel shaded Columbine captured in the wild corner of my backyard.


A white Columbine captured in my backyard on a grey and cloudy day.


A beautiful light-coloured Aquilegia enjoying the last sun rays of the day.


I never seem to get tired of shooting these fascinating little beauties.


This little Columbine had a rather wet experience on its very first day.


The first of my Columbines to bloom was this mutant or hybrid which I haven’t seen before.


The incredibly intense colours of the Gazania flowers almost have a psychedelic effect when they open up and reveal all their beauty.


Gazania flowers only open up when the sun is out.


A group of blooming Mossy Saxifrages (Saxifraga x arendsii) captured in the soft evening light.


A Tulip in my backyard just about to open up.


Slowly but surely, the bloom buds on my Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis) are opening up.


An interesting new wildflower has shown up in my front yard this Spring. A Siberian Bugloss or Heartleaf Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla).


This little beauty, a Glory-of-the-Snow (Chionodoxa), growing in the middle of my lawn.


A close-up of a blooming Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis), captured in my backyard.


A group of yellow Crocuses coming to life in the afternoon sun.


A small group of violet Crocuses started to open up when the afternoon sun came out.


A small group of violet Crocuses started to open up when the afternoon sun came out.


A Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum), one of the many Snowdrop variants popping up in my backyard these days.


Winter Aconites (Eranthis hyemalis) are popping up everywhere these days. Such a delightful sight 🙂


Late October and the Cosmos flowers are still vigorously blooming 🙂


Steadily blooming for three months now. And they ain’t done yet 🙂


A blooming Cosmos Flower captured in my backyard.


Another beautiful Cosmos flower opened up this morning.


Another beautiful Cosmos Flower opened up this morning.


A white Cosmos Flower captured in my backyard.


Blooming Rose Mallows (Lavatera trimestris) captured in my backyard.


A blooming Rose Mallow (Lavatera trimestris) captured during a light afternoon shower.


A peach-coloured Sunflower hybrid glowing in the late afternoon sunlight.


Another of my Sunflowers about to open up this evening.


A blooming hybrid Sunflower captured in my backyard.


Another Sunflower hybrid captured in my backyard.


Another beautiful Poppy glowing in the morning light.


Bumblebees enjoying the sweet nectar of the Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale) in my backyard.


A group of Poppies captured in my backyard.


A new variant of Columbines has shown up in my backyard this Spring.


A new variant of Columbines has shown up in my backyard this Spring.


This white Columbine has been steadily blooming in my backyard for the past 20+ years.


A Grass Lily or Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) captured in my backyard.


Hairy seed pods of some Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum).


A mini Sunflower about to open up.


A mini Sunflower halfway open.


A close-up of an Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale), captured in my backyard.


Close-up of an unknown Poppy sort, captured in my backyard.


A blooming Persian Jewel, also known as Ragged Lady (Nigella damascena), captured in my backyard.


A seed capsule of a Persian Jewel, also known as Ragged Lady (Nigella damascena), captured in my backyard.


A group of Blueweed, also known as Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgar), growing in my backyard.


A group of blue and white Columbines, growing in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Columbine, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Columbine, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming pink Columbine, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Columbine, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Columbine, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Columbine, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Columbine, captured in my backyard.


Wild Columbines captured in my backyard.


A withered Columbine plant, just waiting for the wind to do the final job of spreading its seeds.


Seed capsules of wild Columbines growing in my backyard.


A blooming Corn Cockle (Agrostemma githago) growing in my backyard.


Corn Cockle seed capsules captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of an unfolding Sunflower captured in my backyard.


A monochrome version of a Sunflower bud about to open up.


Close-up shot of a Sunflower captured in my backyard.


A group of Sunflowers growing in the evening light.


A group of Siberian Poppies or Ice Poppies (Papaver croceum), growing in my backyard.


A close-up shot of a blooming Siberian Poppy (Papaver croceum), captured in my backyard.


A group of Poppies growing in my backyard.


A blooming Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) growing in my backyard.


Flower bud of an Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) captured in the golden evening light.


A group of Poppies basking in the morning light.


A group of Poppy seed pods growing in my backyard.


A close-up shot of a Borage or Starflower (Borago officinalis), captured in my backyard.


A wild Petty Spurge (Euphorbia peplus) captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Zinnia elegans, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Zinnia elegans, captured in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a blooming Zinnia elegans, captured in my backyard.


A wider view of some of the Succulents growing in my rock bed.


Blooming Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cobweb’ growing in my rock bed.


Close-up shot of flower buds on a Sempervivum calcareous, captured in my rock bed.


Close-up shot of a blooming Sempervivum calcareous, captured in my rock bed.


A blooming Houseleek (Sempervivum), captured in my rock bed.


Close-up shot of a blooming Sempervivum ‘Autumn’ growing in my rock bed.


Close-up shot of a blooming Houseleek (Sempervivum), captured in my rock bed.


Blooming Broadleaf Stonecrop (Sedum spathulifolium) growing in my rock bed.


Close-up shot of a blooming Broadleaf Stonecrop (Sedum spathulifolium), captured in my rock bed.


Blooming Mossy Saxifrage (Saxifraga x arendsii) growing in my rock bed.


Close-up shot of a blooming Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana), captured on my windowsill.


Close-up shot of a White Orchid flower, captured on my windowsill.


Close-up shot of a white Lily, captured at a local cemetery.


Close-up shot of an Oriental Lily, captured at a local cemetery.


New Lupin buds shooting out from the base of the old plant.


Blooming wild Lupins in my backyard.


White Lupins hit by the first sun rays in my backyard.


Morning dew on a wild Lupin growing in my backyard.


Close-up shot of a wild Lupin’s fuzzy seed capsules, captured in my backyard.


A group of Kingcups (Caltha palustris) growing by a local pond.


Close-up shot of a Creeping Bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides), captured in my backyard.


A bloomimg Bulbous Bittercress (Cardamine bulbosa) growing wild in my backyard.


A Grass Lily or Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) growing wild in my backyard.


Cuckoo Flowers (Cardamine pratensis) growing wild in my backyard.


A close-up shot of a Rhododendron flower, captured at a local cemetery.


A close-up shot of a Featherfoil (Hottonia palustris), captured at a local pond.


A heart-shaped Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides) captured in my backyard.


A Perforate St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), captured at a local pond.


A Japanese Anemone (Anemone japonica), captured in my backyard.


An Orange Day Lily (Lilium Hemerocallis Fulva) blooming in my backyard.


A close-up of a Japanese Anemone (Anemone japonica), captured at a local cemetery.


Blooming Daffodils (Narcissus pseudo narcissus), captured at a local cemetery.


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