The Balloon Flowers

Platycodon Grandiflorus is the scientific name but it is also called the balloon flowers because before they bloom, its close buds look like paper balloons.

It comes in 2 colors, bluish purple and white. And I'm happy to have both in my garden. Thanks to my niece who gave me the newest blooms in my garden.

Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
James Montgomery

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Water Lily In Bloom

I have shown you my blue water lily (Nymphaea) before. Now I have another color to share.

Water lilies only bloom for few days but when they do, they really take over the show.

That's what they do in my garden. Each flower blooms like a queen.

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Euphorbia Milii

 The stem of this beautiful red flower is very thorny.

 Euphorbia Milii means "crown of thorns" or "Christ-thorns".

The name given to it alludes to legend that Christ's crown of thorns during His crucifixion was made from the stem of this plant.

I'm happy to have this new addition in my garden for it is guaranteed to flower for most of the year.


Pink Flowers

 I have new blooms in my garden.

So dainty and sweet.

I am wondering if this is baby's breath?

The earth laughs in flowers.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

....and these, to me, are giggles.

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