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18/06/2008


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CENTAUREA MONTANA

Fortunately for me this lovely old-fashioned cottage garden plant self-seeds itself around here and there in my garden. The deep blue to violet flowers with a thistle-like centre and slender petals is not only attractive to me but also to bees!

10 comments:

Sue said...

I love this plant. I have it in my garden as well and each year it is more splendid.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Suzanne said...

You have a lovely blog, I feel so calm after visiting. I have just popped over from Sweet Tidings hope you dont mind me leaving a comment.
I typed this so calmly...

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Louise, there is a very delicate lace-like appearance to this flower. I don't think I've ever seen this before. The two tones in it is quite striking.

Flighty said...

I like this flower and, as you rightly say, so do the bees! xx

farmingfriends said...

Hi Louise,
I have got this in my garden - it is a lovely colour.
Sara from farmingfriends

the flour loft said...

wow lovely shot Louise.
How are your blackbirds doing? I have seen magpies on the neighbours Amelanchier tree.
g x

Gina said...

Beautiful plant Louise..such an interesting arrangement.. you're so lucky it's self-seeding.. I would love to have it in my garden! :)
Gx

UTP said...

To BEE? or not to BEE? Now that is the question...are you a BEE?

VP said...

One of my favourites too Louise. And YES! you did see me on the telly!!!!!!!!