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Artichoke Flowers

So, artichokes are really thistles. Just big ones. And tasty ones. I had never seen an artichoke plant in person until I started working for Teresa. Turns out, those plants are huge! And really kind of pretty. I can definitely see them in my future as a gardener, right along with gooseberries. I love the gooseberry plants.

Anyway. Teresa was busy and finally let the artichoke flower. Have you ever seen an artichoke flower? It’s kind of amazing.

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That is my hand for comparison. Giant flowers!

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Beautiful Blooms Again

I feel like I keep using the same title, but it is so hard to come up with new titles when I’m showing you more flowers. Maybe I should surprise you all and start using completely unrelated titles for the flower photos.

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Check out all of the huge poppies on this plant. I love the color too. I remember my grandmother having the same color poppies at her house.

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The torch lilies are almost finished blooming. I am sure the hummingbirds have taken full advantage of the flowers while they are in bloom.

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The chives are even blooming. Yes, there are some peonies in the background as well.

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Ok. The strawberry isn’t really a flower, but check out the cute little berry. I just couldn’t resist taking a photo before it turned fully red. I’m not sure how many of these we will have this year. The strawberry bed is a bit sparse.


More Flowers At Home

I found some lovely flowers at home as well.

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I’m not sure what these little purple ones are, but I find them rather charming.

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Cherry blossoms in the sour cherry tree.

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Apple blossoms in one of the many apple trees.

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This pink rhododendron was in full bloom.

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While the red rhododendron is just starting to unfurl.

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And the blueberry bushes are flaunting their lovely bell shaped flowers.


Lilacs

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Terribly backlit again. I’m sorry for all of the crappy photos this year. I’m in such a hurry right now that I just don’t have time to stalk the perfect photo like I did last spring. Still, I do have some lovely lilacs right now. I wish they made better cut flowers. The scent is just heavenly.

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The columbines are great though. I love the way these flowers look. I never knew how much I would enjoy columbines until I discovered some growing out here. I’m really looking forward to their full glory when all of the blooms are open. You might see these flowers again. 🙂