FLOWER SHOW part 2

Today we had a very warm day, at least untill mid afternoon, then the sky turned grey and we can expect some heavy rain and thunderstorms. All the other days were cool with sun, clouds, wind and rain once in a while, very unpredictable. It is sooo difficult for us to plan a bbq !We always need a plan B.

Here is the second part of the flowershow pictures. It was a fuchsia show but there were other flowers on display too.

A SELECTION OF PELARGONIUMS

ANGELWING BEGONIA

MILLIONBELL

FUCHSIA THRYPHILLA

PELARGONIUM SPECIES

A LITTLE CUTIE !

THE LOCATION OF THE SHOW WAS IN A GARDEN OF A CHURCH, THIS IS ONE OF THE WINDOWS OF THE CHURCH

THE INSIDE OF THE CHURCH

BEGONIA

A HOSTA WITH  TINY LEAFS

MORE HOSTA’S AND A POND IN THE BACK

WHITE AND GREEN BOX

YELLOW AND GREEN BOX

LANTANA

BEGONIAS AND A POND IN THE BACKGROUND

A VIEW OF THE POND

Have a great day and enjoy your garden !

ODE TO THE SUNFLOWER

The sunflower, I think  is the most painted flower in Europe. Almost everyone with a garden has a few sunflowers growing somewhere as they are so easy to grow, you put a sunflowerseed in the soil and up she goes, looking for the sun. Many sunflowers grow where  a bird dropped a seed. Here in Belgium we all like to feed the birds, we give them mixed seeds and there are always sunflowerseeds in it. We also give them fatball’s, a ball made of vegetable fat mixed with seeds, the birds just love them !So often they drop a seed as they are always fighting for them and so you see sunflowers in the strangest places.

What I find so fascinating about sunflowers is that they always turn their heads toward the sun, if there is no sun they let their heads hang as if they are sad. But when the sun shines they just look brilliant.

I love to photograph them, so here are a few pics for you to see.

In France, Spain and Italy they have huge fields full of sunflowers, they use them to produce sunfloweroil. Especially in France those sunflowerfields look spectacular in combination with the lavenderfields who are used for the perfume industrie, so if you ever want to visit France, I sugest you go to the south (Provence)  in June to see the sunflowers and the lavender . You certainly won’t regret it !

 

HAVE A GREAT DAY !