- Planting Flowers
Names and Pictures of My Garden Flowers
Original Beautiful Flowers
I like growing my own flowers as much as I like growing my own organic vegetables. Flowers are one thing I can't be without.The flowers are just so gorgeous to look at and enjoy. I call them original because I have grown most of them myself. Some of it are inherited from the previous owner of our home.
Flowers bring so much joy to everyone, especially those who celebrate their birthdays, anniversaries, those who get married, those who are ill, those you visit, even those who lost their love ones need flowers and even the dead need flowers during the funerals.
Flowers are a symbol of beauty, love and care. People give flowers because they love and care for other people. Without flowers, I think this world would be a lonely place to live in. Flowers are a must for my garden aside from my organic vegetables.
People express their love and gratitude using flowers especially if they are shy and can't express what they want to say in words. Giving flowers to your friends to say thank you and let them know they are appreciated for whatever help they give you.
I am going to share photos of my flowers that I have grown in my front and back garden. First of all, here are the flowers that I have planted on my front garden. Hollyhocks, Peonies, Roses, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas, Wisterias, Tulips, Blue Bells ( comes out wintertime), and Gladioli.
I like the look of the Hollyhock flowers, so one day, I bought a packet of seeds from the garden centre and planted it by following the instruction on the seed packet. Here they were when they flowered. I grew them on my front garden, I call them my pretty soldiers. They greeted me with smiles as I come home.
I have also inherited from the previous owner of our home my lovely pink roses that has a fragrance like a bar of soap. Oh, this rose is so nice, I love it. I got some peachy coloured Roses as well which are scented.. Roses are the flowers of love.
Another flower that I added in my front garden are red roses, gladioli, and dark purple and light pink peonies . They are so pretty when they flower, even just their lovely lush green leaves are so pretty to look at. I call them roses without thorns. They are also called Queen's roses in Japan according to my Japanese friend.
Now we have a look at my back garden flowers, first we have the Oriental Lilies. This flowers have been growing and flowering every year since I planted them. They only flower once a year but they are so beautiful and worth waiting for.
Back Garden Flowers
Aside from the oriental lilies, I have calla lilies or arum lilies, bush fuchsias, queen's tears, chrysanthemums, Forsythias, New Zealand flax, valerian, daisy-like flowers, daffodils, hyacinths, nerines, sempervivum (sedum), Leadwort cape (plumbago auriculata), and many more.
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) – is a unique and gloriously flowering plant making a showy addition to the home garden. They are common for wedding flowers, cut flower arrangements, and also used for funerals in my country (Philippines). It is also called arum lily, is an easy care plant with large, glossy green leaves, and long- stalked, waxy white flowers with a marked yellow centre. Easy to grow, once established it looks after itself.
Dahlia – its blooms are available in abundance of shapes, colours, and patterns. Dahlia plants are widely planted for judged shows, it is a fantastic cut flower and suitable for container gardening.
Shasta Daisy(Leucanthemum) – with its cheery blooms is a favourite for the perennial border. It has lovely white flower with a yellow center.
Hosta– represents a genus of nearly 45 species of lily-like plants with North east Asian origin. Easy to look after but snails and slugs love these plants. To stop them eating my hostas I sprinkle salt all around the base of my hostas.
Oriental Lily – I planted these lilies several years ago and every year it kept coming back to give me beautiful flowers. You can grow them in containers or on the ground. Easy to look after.
Nerines – these lovely flowers were given to me by my kind elderly neighbour(Edna). She told me to plant them not too deep in the soil which I did. They produce long stem pink beautiful flowers.
Forsythia (Golden Bells Plant or Forsythia x Intermedia) – is a shrub, with its bright yellow flowers, forsythia is the first sign of spring. I grew it near the back and side fence. It looks so beautiful when it flowers.
Chrysanthemums – these White chrysanthemums were given to me by my cousin(Imelda) when I visited them 4 years ago. It has loads of lovely white flowers that come up every year now. Easy to grow not fussy. Its flowers lasts for a while.
Sempervivum (House leek) – Spiky One, these hardy and succulents are popular rock garden plants, grown mainly for their unusual leaf rosettes. These are flat, circular, and made up of closely packed fleshy leaves which rang from oval to elongated pointed tips. I got these from my sister-in-law when I went home in 2010. They look lovely if planted on a stone walls. They produce beautiful flowers.
Queen's Tears (Pineapple-like plants) – an evergreen perennial which belongs to the same family as the pineapple, forms clumps of narrow, serrated, deep green, arching leaves. The spectacular flowers, appearing in late spring or early summer, are carried in long, hanging clusters. Green, edged with blue, they are tubular, with the petals curling back to reveal long golden-yellow stamens; each cluster is also accompanied by prominent pink bracts (petal-like leaves). The plant do not like limy water, so in hard water areas use rainwater at all times for watering.
Godetias – were seeds that my husband brought back when he went on holiday to Portugal. I just planted them on the container and they grew just like that. Pretty flowers and very colourful as well.
These are a few of the flowers that I planted in my back garden. I got some more but I will leave some for my next hub.
Photos of my front and back garden flowers
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Photos of my Home grown flowers
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© 2013 Linda Bryen