Feel-good flowers

They put a smile on my face so maybe you’ll enjoy them too. All things flowering in my garden today.

14 thoughts on “Feel-good flowers

  1. Lovely photos and some superb photos, thanks Jim. Valerie Finnis was brought up in the house directly opposite mine and my grandparents and mother knew them well.

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      1. In my childhood, her flower photos were on every birthday card and calendar. Her photo of my Granny’s Lilium auratum growing here was the front cover of The Field magazine. I think there are several plants named after her.

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      2. There are far worse ways to be immortalised than having a plant or plants named after you. A friend of mine has some early paintings by Marjorie Blamey, before she was much good, frankly, but no less valued for that.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your delightful collection . I went and had a look and learnt a little about Valerie Finnis. I thought I would have to walk across the garden to check a clematis planted last year…but decided I would crush too many things as it is dark. Trailed through my box of labels!!! Yes it was Clematis Bill Mackenzie which according to Wikipedia was developed by Valerie.

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