Friday, September 21, 2012

She's Here!




Isn't she beautiful! This is the sight which greeted me this morning, the first three cornflower blooms.


9 days ago

I've always loved cornflowers but have never grown them myself. In fact I don't remember even having seen a cornflower plant before. Four months ago I planted some Polka Dot Cornflower seeds, a dwarf variety of cornflowers. It's been exciting to watch as the plants grew taller and taller then slowly the buds began to form.


4 days ago





There are many more buds swelling, in an intriguing variety of colours. I think I may soon have enough to cut some blooms to enjoy inside too. 

Do you leave all your flowers in the garden or do you like to bring some into your home as well?

Sharing at Sneak Peek Friday, Weekly Top Shot, I Heart Macro.

64 comments:

✿ chica said...

Realmente lindas!beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

May said...

I always cut flowers from the garden and keep them around the home. And in winter I buy them from the florist, cause it's hard to live without any colour...

Joy said...

I love seeing the changes in the flower! Flowers just make me feel so happy. we have just moved and our new garden has beautiful roses and so many different plants and I love bringing a touch of the garden inside. Stunning pictures!

elena nuez said...

just amazing compositions!!!
I enjoyed a lot!!!

Giga said...

To wspaniale, że u Was jest wiosna, bo będę oglądała kwiaty właśnie teraz kwitnące, gdy u nas jest jesień. Pozdrawiam.
It's great that you are in the spring, because I watched the flowers blooming right now when we are in autumn. Yours.

Tricia said...

Oh my, how beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen a cornflower. Perhaps they are called something else here...I don't know. I always love having fresh flowers in my house :)

tinajo said...

Gorgeous, I´m in awe! :-)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Tricia, cornflowers are also known as Bachelor Buttons and often come in a beautiful cobalt blue (I have a few of these almost in bloom too).

Rosemary said...

I love your shot of the bud, nature is perfection!

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Oh, she's stunning! As are your photos ;)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful flower portraits!

Larry said...

This is indeed very lovely.... I haven't grown these in 35 years... wonderful photos as well... Larry

Joop Zand said...

Thats really a BEAUTY...... nice photo's.

Greetings, Joop

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Waverly needs to make the 2nd and
3rd shots into a fabric print, outstanding photos!!!

Cinzia said...

I LOVE your photos!
Cinzia

einfachtilda said...

Wie wunderschön wieder diese zarte Kornblume.
Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße von Mathilda ♥

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! Your artful way of capturing that beauty is a treat to the eyes.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I've never heard of a cornflower, but it is beautiful. I can understand your delight, esp. since you planted the seeds. Yay you!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful! I usually leave mine outside, but every once in a while I'll cut some to enjoy indoors. :)

guild-rez said...

Very beautiful pictures and shots!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Absolutely spectacular!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers, lovely colors and wonderful captures! Hope you and your family have a beautiful weekend

Deanna said...

She is a beauty...I don't know which I like the best, the bloom or the bud, both are exquisite!!

Emily Brisse said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely. What a way to be greeted by the day. :)

geanina said...

fantastic!!! love it...:)

Beth Stone said...

Beautiful photos!

Debbie said...

i always cut flowers from the garden and bring them inside. i like to enjoy them in the house as well as outside!!

these blooms are gorgeous. so close up, revealing all the beautiful details!!

have a wonderful weekend!!

Sharon M said...

Beautiful photos

Jenni C's said...

i love the detail in their buds...amazing, never quite seen it so close before...

Gitte H said...

Excellent pictures.

Yes, she is a beauty.

Jana said...

lovely depth of fields and so warming colours...did you know that one can use the cornflower blossoms for herbal teas? I sent some time in a herbal farm this summer and they had different colours of them:-))

ZielonaMila said...

Wonderful flowers, wonderful colours. I am greeting

Fun60 said...

I love cornflowers especially the deep blue ones. I love flowers in the house but tend to buy them as I don't like to take them from the garden.

flowersandhome said...

Real beauties! Gorgeous pictures.
Bye,
Marian

papillon said...

Your pictures of flowers are always so beautiful...
J+C

Dave said...

The darker colouring on the inner petals of the pink cornflower certainly make it look unique Karen - Dave

Annchen said...

wonderful and stunning pics!

Jana said...

I just answered you on my blog too...bute here one more time the answer:-)

about tea from cornflower petals:you can use only cornflowers too, but its best to mix it with other herbs (like mint or sage) for more aroma; one of my favourite herbal mix of Stilfser Bergkräuter is: mint, mallow, cornflower, calendula,evening primrose; check the homepage of the herbal farm i was for inspiration of other herbal mixtures: http://www.stilfser-bergkraeuter.it;

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you Jana, their webpage is wonderful.

Nikki said...

These images are absolutely stunning.

If I have a lot of flowers in the garden at the same time, then I cut a few for in the house. Sometimes it's nice to have them inside.

Serline said...

So pretty! Love the focus. Have a great weekend!

Grace Gendera said...

Beautiful pictures !

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful captures! Truly lovely colors and composition!

Connie Smiley said...

So beautiful! Love those close ups of that perfect package just ready to open.

Cindy said...

Oh. My. So pretty - another must for next spring's garden!

Fábio Martins said...

What a great pictures

Butterbean Row said...

I have always loved cornflowers but never have seen a pink one before.
Maybe I should try to grow them on my deck where there is lots of sunshine.
Beautiful shots by the way!

All the best,

charlotte

Karin M. said...

Gorgeous....great pictures...sooo pretty...
Love greetings, Karin

Linda R said...

These are so amazing. Love them all.. Your macro shots are always so pretty.

Hugs~

Lisa said...

Oh, I love that! She is so delicate and ladylike! So very pretty! I do love to have flowers inside too, but it makes me sad to snip them knowing that they won't live long. I really don't have any growing that are "snippable" right now anyway. Snippable? Ha, ha - is that even a word? ;-)

Filip and Kristel said...

Nice the difference between open and closed.

Greetings,
Filip

Victoria Porter said...

Lovely macros... Each image is just beautiful. I especially like the sharp focus on the partially opened bud in the image from 4 days ago and love the soft focus in the last image.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a thoughtful comment on my Ireland image. The property and fields pictured in that image are about a 10 minute walk from the town of Dingle. Amazing to find such beauty near a town.

Kateri said...

Stunning! And I never thought of corn flowers are particularly beautiful before. I haven't grown them since I was child. Now I am wanting to try them again.

BlueShell said...

Really beautiful, indeed!!!
Love
BShell

Rick said...

She's adorable ! What gorgeous colours and shapes - I understand the excitement.

The splendour of the creation.

Madge Bloom said...

SO beautiful.. the loveliness of nature! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #49!

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely flowers!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! Cornflowers are lovely in all colors.

Seeing Each Day said...

I know you've got a beautiful subject here but the composition you've chosen makes it even more so.

Seeing Each Day said...

Sorry, meant to be more specific as in the composition for the first photo.

Leah said...

You have a lot of comments!
I have never seen cone flowers like this before...beautiful and worth the wait indeed.
Cheers,
Leah

Angie said...

I love bud shots. Ohhh and these are sooo pretty!! Soo pretty!

Liz said...

They really are lovely! I have photographed these at Roma Street Parklands but never knew what they were.

Lena said...

Wow, this is great.

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