(Two differnet types of orange geum, "Borisii" (the single) and "Red Dragon" (the double) nestled with white yarrow and peach foxglove)
I mentioned in my last post that I've been keeping my first flower garden (well, a shade garden and a sun garden) this Spring and Summer. Everything's starting to bloom like crazy, so I need to take photos of them in their actual outside beds. In the meantime, I realized I've accumulated a lot of photos of my very favorite flowers on my camera.
(Top Left: Mango Lassi Geums, Top Right: Dwarf Peach Geum (I'm not sure of the name) with Astilbe buds and leaves, Bottom Left: Red Dragon again (from a plant that blooms true red) with crimson Ranunculus, and Bottom Right: A petite bouquet for a friend's birthday, more little Mangos mixed in with some golden/orange Ranunculus)
Geums (also called Avens, and Grecian Rose and probably lots of other things) are the sweetest flowers I've ever seen. There are double and single petaled types, different sizes and colors, but all their drowsy heads bob on the same sort of slender, fuzzy stems. I fell in love so hard, I've ended up with at least 5 varieties
I'm so glad to have learned about them now - they make me so very happy. From poking around the internet, it seems like they're much more common in England than in the U.S., and I'm coveting lots of the varieties they have across the ocean.
For now, I'll just keep staring dreamily at the little collection I have!