Friday, June 19, 2009

Variety of pretty flowers . . .

I dont know the names of any of them. If you do, leave me a note and I will label them.


Hydrangea and Hortensia
In most species the flowers are white, but in some species (notably H. macrophylla), can be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. In these species the exact colour often mirrors the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple. This is the caused by a color change of the flower pigments in the presence of aluminium ions which can be taken up into hyperaccumulating plants

8 comments:

Malyss said...

I know the name of the third one: in french, that's "HORTENSIA".
Usually, those flowers are pink. To make them become blue, people bury slate near the roots, and it makes the flowers become blue.They are a lot of those flowers in the west part of France called Britany. In my part of the country, it's too hot, and those flowers need a lot of water (It often rains in Britany)

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very beautiful.

Small City Scenes said...

The first photo looks to be a Day Lily maybe Stella d' Oro and the second picture is of a Cape fuchsia (Phygelius). Look down the inside of the flower--beautiful. Super shots. MB

Sue said...

I would not have known their names either, but they are quite pretty :)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Sorry, I can't be of too much help... my knowledge of flora is limited in the extreme. I can admire, but that's about it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely photos. You have many varieties in Washington that we don't have here in Ontario... that I know of anyway.

PERBS said...

According to photo on Google of Stella D Oro, this isn't it. Mine has seperate petals wheeas the picture on goole doesn't. Thanks for tying.

storyteller said...

The first look like Day Lilies but I have no clue about the second. They're all lovely. As for your comment about my collage at Sacred Ruminations ... I used Photoshop Elements to create it with a template of my own creation ... something I learned in my most recently Digital Media class. It's really quite simple to do (now that I know how) but figuring it out on my own would have been challenging.
Hugs and blessings,

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