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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Continuous Bloom: Mellow Yellow, Mandarin Orange April 28, 2014

Welcome to my Monday post.   Today I am linking with the following-

Monday Mellow Yellows hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik

Blue Monday Hosted by Smiling Sally

Catching the Light hosted by NatureFootstep memes

New flowers continue to open, the Geums are blooming now and Columbines beginning, among others.   For a small yellow bloom, here is the native Geum macrophyllum that grows wild in my yard, and can become invasive with a little encouragement.   It is about 3' / 1m, tall, small flowers around 1.5cm.

Since I admire its tenacity I have bought some developed varieties from nurseries- Cooky-


Totally Tangerine-


And my favorite- fancy layered and textured Mango Lassi, with fantastic shading as well-


The special varieties have a lower rounded clump, rounded leaves, and shorter bloom stalks.   They are better garden plants but not as long-blooming as the taller seed-grown varieties I have grown, which also have bigger flowers, not yet blooming- Mrs. Bradshaw, Blazing Sunset, and Lady Stratheden,  see more Geums here.

The Columbines have started to bloom, a color that goes well with the yellows and oranges is magenta purple, a preview of what is to come is here-


And for a blue, regular Forget-Me-Not and a tiny one that is wild in my yard,

Last weekend was one of the highlights of my gardening year, the local Home and Garden Fair.  It features many booths of plants from local growers, the large exhibition hall with home remodeling and idea booths, and landscaping exhibits.  This one by Sunrise, the Last Stop Depot, is especially appealing to children-


I hope your spring is living up to your expectations,  Hannah

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51 comments:

  1. These are lovely shots and so many colours.

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    1. Thanks, Karen, I enjoyed your lush Australian garden tour, such a lush jungle of plants.

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  2. Your garden flowers are so lovely! I really like that little town with the train, too.

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    1. Thanks, Betty, I'm sure most children would really love to have a train and liitle town in their yards! It looks like a lot of work though.

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  3. Spring has really sprung where you are!

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    1. Thanks, once my flowers get going they are wonderful! I'm glad something is finally blooming for you.

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  4. The colors are so rich. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Randi, some of your flower photographs are like paintings!

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    1. Thanks, Birgitta, I'm enjoying them, I like your macros of insects.

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  6. Gorgeous blossoms! Hubby would love the train. He builds model railways.

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, it takes a lot of work but is so much fun.

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  7. My spring so far has been just wonderful! Great pictures of the Geums. I just bought a couple for the garden this year, both somewhat shorter ones. Mango Lassi is very pretty, I'll have to watch for that.

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    1. I noticed so many new ones at Hortlandia, someone must really be working on breeding new ones. Mango Lassi was a little spendy, but I finally could resist her no longer.;-)

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  8. So, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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    1. Thanks, Laura, I was glad to see you finally have some things growing and blooming.

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  9. Nice photos, delicateness, wonderful flowers!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I enjoy your colorful artistic creations.

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  10. Oh Hannah,

    What a wonderful garden shop you've found! I love that tree, and of course, the blue flower. Lucky you, having it grow wild in your yard! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, thanks for hosting and Happy Blue Monday!

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  11. Such beautiful flowers! Wonderful shots!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, spring is so wonderful, no wonder I wait so eagerly for it all winter.

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  12. Sweet blue Forget Me Not. I also like the wisteria. Mine didn't bloom very much this Spring.
    Visiting from Blue Monday...Janey

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  13. It was an amazing Wisteria, mine never bloomed like that either.

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  14. Beautiful spring flowers! And you even know their names:) I love the orange one best....thanks for sharing with Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Thanks, Lorik, someday I hope to be skillful with some artistic layering and filters of photographs like yours.

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    1. Thanks, Ladyfi, I enjoyed your old English and Celtic photos.

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  16. You're right the Mango Lassi is exceptional, and so are all your captures of the flowers:)

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    1. Thanks, Jesh, I so admire your painting of the iron gate and flowers.

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  17. Wonderful photo, I love those flowers! Nice model!

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  18. Hi! Nice captures. Your flower photos are very beautiful. I like Forget-me-not and wisteria flowers very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, I'm entranced by the color changes in the tiny Forget-Me-Nots even though they are tiny weeds. I enjoyed your wonderful Japanese garden photos!

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  19. oh - in love the last two pics !!!

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    1. Thanks, my grandkids would love a train feature in their yard, I know.

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  20. Wow. You really got through a lot of challenges. Your images are amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Lady Lilith, my greatest challenge right now is the beginning of the serious weed battle.

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  21. Lots of beautiful color flowers. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Lee Ann, I'm really enjoying them.

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  22. The wisteria hanging over the train in the last two photos - oh, I just love that!

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    1. Thanks, Anni, it is really a gorgeous Wisteria. When I had one it did not bloom that exuberantly and they were down under the foliage and didn't last long, nor were they such a scrumptious color. All Wisterias are definitely not equal. Mine was also a house eater.

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  23. Our big plant sale is on Sunday. It is one of the highlights of my year. It always seems like a party when gardeners get together.

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    1. Yes, I love plant sales. The Master Gardener plant sale here is on Mother's Day, so next Saturday and Sunday. I enjoy going to that one too, there are lots of bargains.

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  24. Oh, I forgot to mention that I have had native and non-native columbines cross with each other. I have a clump of the native kind in the front yard. In the side yard, I have columbines with the larger leaves of the newer kinds, but blooms like the natives.

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    1. I tried both A. canadensis and A. formosa and both flowered but did not come back the next year at all. That was discouraging, since the garden ones I grow have spread a great deal and even seeded themselves at a distance.

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  25. The Geums have such warm beautiful colors and a pretty shaped leaf!

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    1. I actually meant petals not leaf

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    2. The developed varieties even have beautiful rounded leaves that form nice low clumps, and don't stretch out like the native and seed-grown ones, But I like the rounded petals, and especially Mango Lassi's layers.

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