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An Array of White Flowers
White Flowers in a Garden
White flowers add so much to garden settings, especially at night. When you hear the reason why I say this, it makes sense. White flowers are bright and cheerful during the daylight hours, but once dusk comes around, then the night time, the white flowers continue to stand out more than the others which have faded. To any available light, even if just light from a full moon, white flowers reflect the light so much better than say a bright pink or red or purple flower. The idea is, whether out on a nightly walk, or coming home from work, one can continue to enjoy your white flowers even after dark.
I recently had the opportunity to test this again, with the zinnia in the photo you see below. The white zinnia was growing among other zinnias. When it was night, and dark outside, that one flower continued to "bloom" and give off its beauty. Something to keep in mind before you look down on the idea of white flowers.
This is an example of random white flowers shown in a gallery format, just to share what I have come across over time. Its a celebration of white flowers.
Photos of White Flowers in Bloom
Photo 1 - The water lily is always a favorite of mine. This would be especially pretty at night, with a little light nearby to light up and reflect off the white. The lily pads and flowers are always so beautiful with water lilies.
Photo 2 - A butterfly is getting some nectar from a little white wildflower growing, which I believe is an aster or something similar, perhaps a kind of daisy. Regardless, I love the little flower as does this butterfly visitor.
Photos 3 & 4 - These are lovely ruffled white iris blossoms. These always blow me away with their fanciful beauty. So pure white, they are just lovely. I can see these in a lovely bride's bouquet, or bridesmaid's bouquet.
Photo 5 - A daisy type of wildflower, with a yellow center. These are often favorites of moths and skippers, and butterflies among other flying insects. They are so cheerful in my opinion.
Photo 6 - Pretty white flowers, that appear almost pink at first glance because of the tint of pink in the buds. I like this white flower because it is so offset by the plants very dark leaves. Its a very pretty plant.
Photo 7 - Considered a weed by many people very likely, but not me, I love these little white flowers. The bee seems to like them too. There are so many of these types of flowers that so many consider weeds, but are a food source for a lot of wildlife. Which helps the whole circle of life.
Photo 8 - Here is my white zinnia I was speaking of. Its a different kind of zinnia, a different variety with a bit of different shape in the petals. Zinnias are a favorite for a butterfly gardener like myself.
Photo 9 - This flower is a white clematis flower. These like to grow on a vine on a trellis or other support. Many people love this perennial and you can see why. I have found them to be hardy, but they definitely need their support to grow.
Photo 10 - White alyssum flowers. I think that I can remember these snowy white little flowers growing from my very youngest years. We must have had them growing often nearby, because I can't ever remember not having them going back as far as I can go in my mind. They are a good old standby plant that goes well with others. You may have seen this flower grow in the purple or yellow varieties. White is the one I am most familiar with and makes a great companion plant.
* Over the years, my fondness for white flowers has only grown because they can be enjoyed much more than I previously gave them credit for. They have a pure beauty all their own.