Saturday, April 28, 2012

Love in a mist, dwarf morning glory, double daylily

It is early summer here in lahore but weather is still not hot because of recent rains. This is the reason most of spring annuals are lingering into the summer. Here are some of the flowers blooming in my small soil bed these days.
First is Dwarf morning glory, convolvulus tricolor is finally in bloom. I tried several times to grow it last year but could not succeed. This plant i sowed in November and it flowered after 5 months of sowing. Seed germinated very quickly. Plants are low growing and leggy. Must pinch them to have more shoots and more flowers. Flower is smaller as compared to tall morning glory but maybe because i let it flower too soon instead of establishing it a little further. Flower lasts a day only. Better grow it in masses.Cultivar is Royal ensign blue.

dwarf morning glory convolvulus tricolor

This is Nigella damascena, love in a mist. A close relative of Nigella sative a common herb with local name Kalwanji. Plant is leggy and needs support. It was a sow and forget plant. Just scattered the seeds on soil and that is it.
Nigella damascena love in a mist

Double daylily is not a common sight in lahore. They are expensive and not easy to find. Only private collectors buy from abroad. This is a named one but not sure which one it is.
double daylily

Last but not least, This pink aquilegia is blooming under the neem tree. It is obvious from the picture that plant is not in very good health. But what else can you grow under a neem tree? Some mildew or fungus affecting it. Very pretty macro though.
pink aquilegia columbine granny bonnet

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18 comments:

Jama said...

All the flowers are so pretty!

Ellie said...

Lovly shots of some very pretty flowers.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Each flower is very different yet beautiful in its own way.

Pat said...

You have some lovely flowers in your garden!

Misty Dawn said...

Very beautiful. It's nice to see flowers I wouldn't normally get to see.

Maureen said...

Your flower pictures are beautiful. They are all flowers that grow well here in England. Your aquilegia is doing really well and is beautiful.

Laura said...

wow...love the blue flower...so unusual!

Kala said...

Wonderful array of blossoms!

Happy MM

Kim, USA said...

Wow these flowers are for me looks rare. Very beautiful and love the colors too. Thanks for the visit.

Kim,USA

Pam said...

such beautiful flowers...isn't springtime wonderful?!

Madge Bloom said...

Beautiful flowers you've raised in your garden, what a delight for the eyes! Thank you for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot.' :-)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow...such a wonderful array of beautiful flowers!! I too love to garden...but only with flowers - not much on 'food' gardens.

Sorry I'm so late in getting over to visit with you since you left your comment in my blog ...I've been feeling poorly with a bout of the flu. Hope your week has been treating you well, and I wanted to thank you for stopping by.

My newest post if you care to view: REDHEADS

⊱↫PreciousKD↬⊰ said...

They are all beautiful flowers, and I like the last photo for its beautiful colors..

Cottage and Broome said...

Your flower are beautiful it is so interesting to see flowers that don't grow in my part of the world. Thanks for stopping by, you asked about the second flower in my pictures it is common name is, foam flowers (sorry I don't know it's latin name). They grow in shade to partial shade usually at the edges of woods or a forest. Laura

Karin M. said...

... an amazing photo series .... very nice shots ...
Best regards, Karin

Gunsside said...

You got me with beautiful colors - great shots :)

NatureFootstep said...

flowers I´m not used to see. Thanks for sharing. :)

ruma said...

The signs of the season are very pretty.
Greetings.

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