Sunday, February 13, 2011

Larkspur, petunia and calendula flowers

It is Spring knocking at our doors here in zone 10. Here is what is blooming right now.

Larkspur botanic name delphinium consolida. Easy to grow from seed. The one i got required staking. I am also growing perennial variety of delphinium (perennial in hilly areas only and not in plains) delphinium elatum and grandiflora but not in bloom yet. Growing them in 10 inches clay pots.


Then comes calendula officinalis locally called Gul-e-Ashrafi one of the earliest spring bloomers along with dahlia.

And last but not least, the lime petunia.

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18 comments:

Bom said...

Very nice blooms! How fast does the larkspur grow?

Muhammad khabbab said...

@Bom, They grow pretty fast.

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful blooms. Happy Valentine's Day!

My entry.

Míriam Luiza said...

Bendita primavera colorida e bela!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful photos, Larkspur are one of my favorite flowers they are so graceful.

guild-rez said...

Love your beautiful flower pictures!!
- Cheers from Canada.

Luna Miranda said...

beautiful photos!

happy V-day!

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/02/todays-flowers-28-red-passion-flower.html

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful taste of spring. Happy Valentine's Day.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful flowers - I'm longing for spring, but have awhile to wait yet.

Jama said...

So pretty! I love the second photo best.

Kala said...

Beautiful array of floral images.

Rosey said...

These are very elegant blooms! Same color as my prom dress in 1988.

Amy said...

Beautiful!
Oh....to be in zone 10. :)

Life Images by Jill said...

the spray of delphiniums is truly delightful. I've never grown them, perhaps I should!

Anja said...

Beautifull!/Anja

lisaschaos said...

Looks like full blown summer there! Beautiful!!

fer said...

Very beautiful blooms! loved that petunia

Type A Ramblings said...

My petunias are growing like crazy. It's amazing how one week of sun creates an absolute explosion!

http://typearamblings.blogspot.com/2011/06/gardening-hits-and-misses.html

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