Thursday, 31 May 2018

Take Three Thursday - The Bells of The Garden Ball

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    What have you noticed this week?  

This week I seem to have a lot of white flowers in bloom in my garden.  I noticed that there seems to be some with similar shapes, so this week I give you the "Belles" of My Garden, a rhapsody in white.
 
Lily Of The Valley

 
Solomon's Seal

Giant Snow Drops

All of my "Belles" are clumping up quite nicely.  Lily of the Valley can be quite invasive but I forgive all because the flower smells so wonderful, plus the leaves stay green all summer giving a nice cover.  The Solomon's Seal were purchased as three stems & rather expensive but thankfully there is quite a gathering now & they have a fairly long bloom time.  I like the green edging on these bells.  The Snowdrops bloom quite early in most gardens but not mine, I think these are known as Giant Snowdrops & while they are clumping up nicely, this Spring there wasn't as many blooms as previously years so I'll need to ensure some heavy feeding over the Summer into the Autumn so I get myself a glorious amount of blooms next Spring. They also have a nice touch of green on the flowers.

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  1. Beautiful. We have some Solomon's seal in our garden too and it is amazing how it is spreading. I do love white flowers.

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    1. I think the Solomon's Seal could become one of "those" invasive plantings but I really like it so much, so not worrying if it does :)

      Right now as I look out the window, several of the shrubs are being to flower in white, never realized how much white I have planted.

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  2. Gorgeous! I can't seem to get Lily of the Valley to flower or spread. It obviously isn't happy where I have it planted!

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    1. Thanks Chris. Our Lily of The Valley grows in area that is mostly in shade for the day, it doesn't get any special care, so on this one I think we are lucky it is happy.

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  3. Beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing these all as I would have thought they were all lily of the valley, which we have a lot of at camp.

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    1. You are most welcome Tracy. There are so many flowers that are similar & sometimes if I take a close up of one or two I cannot really tell which plant it is from, so now I take my close up & then wider out to capture the whole plant that why I have a visual record of which is which, not that I print all of them.

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  4. So lovely! We, too, have lots of lilies of the valley, but they're on a hillside where we don't see them often. I had good intentions of joining you this week, but I haven't managed a post all week! Looks like the weekend before it might happen.

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    1. I heard that the weekend might be a late day rainy one, so I am stocked up to do some crafting, I have a few birthday cards that need to be made & a catch up on scrapping. I am looking forward to seeing more of your 100 Days of Crafting.

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  5. I don't have any of these flowers, as I don't have much space and try to focus on the showier flowers that'll attract the butterflies, and I enjoyed looking at your photos. Mother had Lily of the Valley, and it used to crop up in the lawn. She would mow around it when it did lol Such pretty blooms.

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    1. Oh Lily of the Valley is quite invasive it pops up every where. I've never noticed bees or butterflies enjoying L.ot V.

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