Saturday, April 24, 2010

(Day 114) Pretty faces

The flowers in today's photos are known as vinca. I set out a few years ago to look for a creeping plant to cover a fairly steep bank behind the lower pond, and had this in mind. I didn't think it would be hard to find, but the nurseries I went to didn't have it. I finally found 10 little plants at Walmart of all places - their total stock. I didn't think I had nearly enough, but I planted them and those 10 plants now cover the entire bank, and then some!

As a bonus, they're very early bloomers, and the plants were quite green already when the last of the snow disappeared. I was lucky to find 2 different colours and the bank is now covered with these pretty flowers.

(60mm  f16  1/25 sec  ISO200)
















(60mm  f16  1/15 sec  ISO200)

16 comments:

M. Hassan said...

More flora & I'm liking it. I love the vivid colors.

What are these flowers called?

Rick said...

@M - thank you. Such a great time of year for colours. They're called vinca.

Mr. Sinfull Mortal said...

Beautifull... and finite. Perhaps I have an overzealous captivation with our demise. God bless.

Lisa said...

So pretty! Great colours!

S. Etole said...

they must make a very charming blanket of color ...

Rick said...

@Mr. Sinfull Mortal - thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Rick said...

@Lisa - thank you Lisa; enjoy the weekend!

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you Susan - they sure do!

darlin said...

Rick it sounds like it's a good thing you didn't fine more plants, they'd take over the country side but then again they sure add to the countryside! I love the colors and I'm curious how long these stay in bloom for.

Have a great evening, see you tomorrow the good Lord willing.

Rick said...

@darlin - LOL!! If they took over the countryside people would treat them like dandelions :) I don't quite remember how long they bloom but I recall that it's longer than most flowers - I'll try to remember to keep track of it.

Have yourself a great Sunday; back tomorrow - or later today :)

Scott said...

Congratulations! Your link worked and I'm glad it did, these are some great pics. Glad I could help.

Katherine said...

Rick these are just delightful! I went for a drive today to O'Reillys at Lamington National Park & took hundreds of photos, it was such a beautiful place, so many photo opportunities. I took photos of flowers amongst many other things & thought of you because I knew you had an affinity for flowers & thought you would like them. Will post them tomorrow!

Raspashoj said...

Wow!
Beautifull colors.

Rick said...

@Scott - thank you, and thanks for the html help (I'm an html newbie :)

Rick said...

@Katherine - thanks Katherine. I'm looking forward to your photos of Lamington National Park - will check your site a little later.

Rick said...

@Raspashoj - thank you!