Sunday, May 16, 2010

Globeflowers

     Since it rained moose and bear for most of yesterday and I’m dealing with a bad cold, I decided to photograph the bouquet of Globeflowers (Trollius europaeus) sitting in our kitchen window. I picked them a week ago on Mother’s Day. I wasn’t sure they would bloom this year since I only transplanted them this spring.
     Globeflowers do extremely well in southeast Alaska with our abundant source of moisture (a.k.a. rain). They will bloom throughout the summer as long as they are not allowed to dry out. I learned the hard way, and they ended up dieing back by mid June because I didn’t water them daily when we had dry spells.
     This little bouquet has definitely added some sunshine to my very blah day. Oh, did I mention that today (Sunday) the weather has come full circle and we have beautiful blue sky?
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10 comments:

Jan said...

Rained moose and bear, is a new saying, to me. Feel better soon.

Kathy said...

What a lovely rich color these flowers are!

Lizze said...

What a beautiful photograph with gorgeous colors! The colors just pop right out of the photograph.

Here's my SOOC Sunday entry - if you'd like to check it out! =)

=) Happy SOOC Sunday! (lol) =)

Greyscale Territory said...

A radiant flower with a beautiful depth of yellow in the petals!

Manang Kim said...

It is indeed very beautiful!! Happy Sunday!

SOOC-bone man

Abraham Lincoln said...

The Globe flower is a new one for me. I guess i just never heard of it. It sorta reminds me of an overripe tulip.

SandyCarlson said...

Wow, wow, wow. That is gorgeous. I hope you feel better.

Naomi said...

Hi, it's my first time to visit your blog. I love your header and your post. It looks lovely

Mª Zélia said...

Linda e singela! Também amo esta cor amarela-dourada, fica mais majestosa!
Um sorriso feliz em forma de flor...
Um grande abraço!

EG Wow said...

I didn't know they'll bloom all summer! I have some in my gardens, which I do cut back and so they'll rebloom though. Hmmm. Now I'll have to try to keep them watered to see if I can keep them blooming!