Friday, 13 June 2014

Photo Friday 2: White

My cousin who lives in South Carolina has a large garden.  Almost every day she posts pictures of something that's growing there.  Her favourite colour of flower is white, so I went out and found some around the neighbourhood for today's blog.


Most varieties of the crab-apple tree have pink blossoms, but this had beautiful white ones.

The peony was named for Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of healing.  It's a perennial that's easily recognizable by its spherical buds and large flowers.  Some believe that ants are needed to help them bloom, but in fact the ants are attracted to the coating on the flower buds as well as the nectar of the flowers themselves.

Columbine is a hardy perennial found in meadows and fields throughout the Northern Hemisphere.  Native Americans were known to use the petals as a condiment, although the seeds and roots are highly toxic. Some species of butterfly and moth use them as a food source.


  1. There's actually a flower named after Asclepius also...the one I used in the floral business was orange. =) Beautiful pictures. Thank you for the background information. It makes the pictures more significant, IMHO. =) Blessings to you~

  2. April showers bring June flowers! Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos! They really brightened my day as it's raining cats and dogs in my neck of the woods!

    1. Thank you so much! The beauty of the flowers is only overshadowed by your thoughtfulness. I wish peonies grew well here. I would have a yard full of them! Thanks again for the photos and for the background information.