Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sunday Stills "Wildflowers"

Chicory we find it growing along the road sides I find it to be a lovely shade of blue.
Morning Glories, a bane to my husband a joy for me. SHHH I actually planted some this year in a side garden!! My will be blue and pink.
Queen Anne's Lace or "Chigger Weed" if you have every walked through a patch of this beautiful flower you will know why the second name is fitting.
This is my all time favorite wild flower, Passion Flower. I spent many years trying to cultivate them to get some started in my gardens. I confess Ed this is from my garden but it is a wildflower that grows along the roadsides in Kentucky. Back to the cultivating it. it took several years to get them to grow for me and now they certainly add character to my gardens. They are vines and I have it all over and can't bring myself to pull them out.

For those of you that haven't read post about the "gardens" I will explain. My garden is as far from manicured and possible it is kinda "God Planted". At one time I had planned clumps of flowers in my beds. Now I wait till late spring to weed just so I can tell what is 'flowers" and what is really weeds. I have an abundance of coneflower, lilies, and where ever the birds dropped sunflower seeds and many flowers we Kentuckians find on the side of the road. I love the willy nilly look and look forward every spring to see what else will be there.

Thanks Ed for another great challenge.

24 comments:

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

So thats the name of my favorite flower! Chicory! LOL I didn't know that! I'm so DUR sometimes! Great job I love htem...hmmm now I wonder if the picture I took of another interesting one is a passion flower....hmmm will post you let me know! Great job Mari! Happy fourth!

dibear said...

I love the Passion flower, wish they grew along the roadside here in E.Tennessee. :)

Ed said...

Very nice shots, I know many folks who find wildflowers and try to grow them in gardens..:-)

Andrea said...

Love the chicory shot...what a beautiful colour! :)

gtyyup said...

Beautiful shots. Chicory and Passion Flower I've never seen before. Nice...your garden sounds wonderful too!

Ann said...

I have read so much about chicory, but have never seen one. Thanks. Do you get any passion fruit? We also get the princess anne plant in summer.

Holly said...

it is so interesting to see what flowers grow naturally in which areas. Good job!

Shirley said...

Beautiful.... I've seen a few of Passion flower now, and I must say, I love it! I can see why you put it in your garden (which sounds like my kind of garden...)

moresecretwhispers said...

what's the last flower(?)
very unique & beautiful

allhorsestuff said...

LOVE the Passion flower...I have it on my trellis..it is amazing!
The Chicory is great, Nice shot!
Kacy w/ Wa mare~

thecrazysheeplady said...

Love the passion flower pic. And a bee too :-D

gigi said...

Queen Anne's Lace is just beautiful! Very Royal :)

stansberryphotography said...

I see you have a passion flower too! I've only seen these at the Stones River Battelfield, but I probably just haven't looked hard enough in my town. Beautiful selection here!

Sherri said...

Great shots. And I looked at your "Things with Wings", too. Don't know how I missed it. Great shots there as well.

Strawberry Lane said...

Beautiful photos! Especially love the Passion flower! It is fantastic enlarged.

Pacey said...

Ah yeah the passion flower is very exotic they also grow here so abundantly and so healthy. All your flowers are so lovely.

June said...

I love chicory...along the side of the road with the yellow ...are they cowslips? Such a cheerful giftie as I drive along!

Love the white morning glory. It's so fresh and pure.

jrosey said...

I think that's the best part of gardening! Being surprised every spring. Sometimes with something the birds dropped, sometimes with something I planted but forgot about (or thought was dead). Our first summer in this house, we had one lone sunflower come up in our back pasture (which was still all dirt and crummy weeds). Obvoiusly a bird left it for us. I took it as a good omen. I can't believe you have passionflower vine growing wild there...I've always loved the flowers on it. So totally unique. I just might have to add that to my collection. Only, I seem to be running out of places to grow things vertically! ;) I bet you and I could talk gardening all day! :) Great pics!

One Red Horse said...

Love the chicory - wonderful job of capturing its fragile, lovely blue.

Steffie said...

I love this challenge because I learn so much about life in other parts of the world. Just imagine passionflowers growing in the wild, just alongside the road! Overhere we need greenhouses for those.
Your garden sounds lovely, a bit like ours. We call that an 'informal' garden. But of course most of the time it is just a mess ;-)

flowerweaver said...

The Passion Vine is stunning! We always plant a trellis of Morninglories in our vegetable garden to make sure the pollinators find it.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh wow..that's a purple passion (is that fruit bearing in your parts? I saw a variety of colors on line but yours has got to be the prettiest! We have an abundance of the fruit growing here because it's tropical but I picked up a red non fruit bearing one recently. It's young still yet. Ours are purple & lavender (I have a picture posted) but this is different..anyway, nice blog (I like the beautiful little girls heading up for smores)..thanks for stopping by-

CTG Ponies said...

Gorgeous!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks. I enjoyed your wildflowers! Well done! :)