Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Bouquet of Wild Flowers

Now that the rains have stopped and the sun is shining brightly, the red Salvias are besieged by the bees.
Purple Ruellias are encountered on walks. Earlier, the flowers would be blown away by the wind.Now they can stay home and make seeds.

Suddenly there are the yellow wild lupins everywhere. All these flowers are beloved of the bees, and make our walks happy.


  1. Very nice wild flowers! I like the salvia... coz I think the red is very striking. You have such nice shrubs!

  2. Striking colours/blooms! The ones I see on my walks are the four o'clocks, mostly in the darkest shade of pink.

  3. Stephanie: There is a pink salvia too, which is very pretty. I'll get its picture soon.
    Kanak: Four O'clocks are here too, in all the vacant plots.

  4. Wildflowers in your part of the world are coveted plants in the garden in other countries. I grow the red Salvia it is very tough and self sufficient like all Salvias. Grow different Ruellias which are all wonderful. I have seen growing the wild Lupins in Europe but not here. I used to grow cultivated Lupins in Switzerland. Wildflowers are always favourites because they grow in the most unusual places and brighten up neglected spots like roadsides.

  5. Hi Lotusleaf, I am so glad the rains have stopped so you can enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. The red salvias are beloved by the hummingbirds here, their first stop as the hum around the garden. What lovely ruellias too. We have a native yellow thermopsis that is similar to your lupine. It blooms early spring.

  6. Catherine, I love wild flowers too.
    Tatania, Please give me your URL so I can visit your blog.
    Frances, I had seen in one of your posts that the red salvias are much loved flowers.Isn't it wonderful that some flowers we cultivate grow wildly in some other part of the planet!