Show us your flowers

It would be nice for this thread to become a place where members can share photos of their beloved flowering plants.

Let’s start with this beautiful iris:

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Another iris:

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Alpen rose

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And another iris too!

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This is an Echium, i have seen them at roof top height in the right conditions. They seed vigorously, the bee’s love them……they flower on their third year……they like it warm. Great specimens in Guernsey where we first saw them. My garden in Colchester.

This is what they can grow to in the right conditions with 3 good growing years.

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That’s a spectacular specimen. How many years did you have to wait for it to reach that size?

I am jealous. You have your own gardener :chicken:

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We all do in the U.K😉

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Even Swiss people will jealous Brits now…

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I’m afraid we inherited it, only purchased the property 2 years ago.
I suspect being located in a temperate rainforest in Coastal British Columbia likely helps.

Out my front door…

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What an absolute beauty and I like how you’ve paired it with what looks like a pink columbine. It’s also astonishing how big it can grow given the ideal conditions.

Here’s a close up of one of my columbines (I find the structure of the flower to be particularly interesting):

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Love this time of year in the garden. Our Rhododendrons and Azaleas are out and the sent from the yellow azaleas is fabulous.
Next stop the Roses…

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Your azalea is magnificent and I don’t think I’ve ever gazed upon such a huge specimen: it must be in excess of 50 years old. In addition your rhododendron looks beautiful.

Can’t take the credit, one left from the old garden before the last owners felled a lot of trees and mature shrubs. We have been trying to replace a lot of Rhododendrons and Azaleas since we bought the property a few years ago. Hit by late frosts this year on the larger trees unfortunately.

Nevertheless, you seem to be doing a great job of maintaining the garden and it is unfortunate that the previous owners where of the kind to raze that which took many years to establish. Warm wishes to you.

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No idea what it is.

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No idea what this is either.

There is an app called PictureThis. It was developed using machine learning (a branch of artificial intelligence) and in collaboration with botanists. Take a photo and it may enlighten us to the mysterious plants that you have.

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I do know what this. I keep cultivating it, my wife keeps destoring it. :grinning:

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