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Spring Bloomers

By Brilane
Here are a few of the flowers in my garden at the moment.
Vers.1: Rhododendron.
Vers.2 : Peony.
Vers.3 : Welsh Poppy.
Vers.4 : Huami.

I found Vers. 4 growing by my greenhouse door, I can't identify it, but I thought it deserved an appearance, so if you can translate the Chinese name, I'd be grateful.

Thank you for looking.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Humour and fun

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Jun 2012 10:30PM
V4 looks to be some kind of salvia---- These are lovely images

Very disturbing to hear that you cannot fly your national flag always!

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bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 11:04PM
blooming lovely
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 11:46PM
A fine coloured set here Brian.
And V4 is called Number 25.
(Well, ---I still order my Chinese takeaway by numbers !!)
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Jun 2012 5:38AM
Four beauties, Brian. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 8:41AM
A fine set here Brian.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Jun 2012 2:12PM
V3 is my favourite of this fine set, love the vibrant yellow colour and way that you've caught it in direct sunlight. When I saw the title I feared we were going to be treated to some shots of your undergarments hanging on a clothes line!Wink
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
5 Jun 2012 2:55PM
Hi Brian Smile

Thanks so much for sharing these beauts of yours with us!

I love rhododendrons. We don't get 'em over here but I was blown away by them when I was in Leeds. There was a back route from Lupton Flats (university flats where I lived, about 1.5 miles from the uni) to my uni. On the way, I found some rhododendron bushes/trees and was like wwwow. On the way back from uni, I nicked a head of flowers and put them in some water and kept them on my windowsill in my room. But shhh...don't tell anyone!

JimV 11 6 3 Canada
6 Jun 2012 3:12AM
Hmmmm Brian, if you found V4 growing by the greenhouse door and you didn't put it there, that fits my definition of a weed, colourful though it is! Smile All kidding aside,, a nice set of images, I'm sure your garden is looking a treat, as it always is, I'm hoping to see some signs of life here soon, the only thing showing so far are a few pansies.
Rgds., Jim
1881 6 India
18 Jun 2012 7:09PM
-------------------- =SANJEEV =
xwang 8 56 8
21 Jun 2012 8:26PM
Coming to see your garden,Brian. How are you now? Beautiful colour.. I like v3&4 best, V4's clarity is superb, and beautiful blue...
Ahhh....I did get my dictionary out when I read that you wanted Chinese name.. I thought that was what I could do best.. well, not really...Grin but I leant something new...
I've never known what 杜鹃花 looked like until now, when I found out it was Rhododendron at this very moment.杜鹃 is cuckoo,花 is flower. So, in Chinese, it's cuckoo flower..I vaguelly remembered a kind of very sad tale, that the cuckoo called, called and called until it coughed blood.. So this red colour is symbolized as cuckoo's blood..
牡丹 is Peony.. a lot of themGrin there is a Peony Festival in Luoyang, central China each year, but I've never been there..They are all colours. beautiful indeed.
威尔士罂粟, is Welsh poppy. I don't know what the Chinese ones look likeGrin 威尔士: is Welsh;罂粟 is poppy.
I'm not sure about Huami. Sorry then..
Hope that you are well... my best wishes to you, Brain.
23 Jun 2012 10:45PM
A great set. Flowers are amazing.
Regards, Oleg
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
25 Jul 2012 3:36PM
Such lovely flowers Jim but of all of them I find I like Version 4 the best it is so detailed and a wonderful shade of blue. It is called Ajuga or Bugleweeds. It can become invasive but I like it because my son would go round saying Ajuga, Ajuga like some witch doctorSmileSmileSmileSmile xxx

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