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21/09/2008


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GEUM

Princess Juliana, a dark-green, furry leaved, clump forming perennial. The flower, in its second flush, sits on a wiry stem, is hot orange, which adds much needed colour to the front of the border in late summer.

A little gem!

24 comments:

Suzanne said...

What a lovely little flower (it is little isnt it). I like the colour it almost a really red.

Suburbia said...

Such a fantastic colour :)

Becky said...

A gem is right!

Fabulous color too.

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daffy said...

What an unusual colour!
It's a lovely delicate flower, very pretty!

Marie said...

How nice to see you back, Louise...

And to see geum at this time of year! Mine bloomed earlier, but then I bought it from a nursery...is this its usual bloom time, or is it a repeat-performance?

nikkipolani said...

Goodness, Louise, what a gorgeous little flower - like a rare gem :-)

lifeinredshoes said...

It's beautiful...and you're back.

Gillian L. said...

I don't recall ever seeing this flower before. It has such a bright, striking colour that would be wonderful in a flower bed.

Gillian

Sal said...

Beautiful! I have some Geums but not in that colour.

Amazingly though..I have a foxglove just coming into bloom..and my mum has cowslips in flower..how weird is that?!!!
;-)

Gina said...

Beautiful little bloom Louise!..it's almost a hot coral colour! Hope all is well with you..take care Gxox

Daisys Little Cottage said...

So sweet. When I lived far out in the country we had wild ones that were purple. We would pick them all spring and summer. Such fond mmories.
smiles
DarLy*~

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The perfect Halloween orange!

Lavinia said...

Quite a vivid hue. I would love to have something like that in my garden. I have orange colour mums, but he hue is much more muted.

Christy said...

What a wonderful little gem of a flower! I just love its orange hue!

Poetikat said...

You must have a splendid garden! I wish mine were so, but I haven't had much time or inclination this year to devote to it. The wildlife doesn't seem to mind, however.

Kat

acornmoon said...

hope all is well with you.

carolyn said...

Beautiful picture, I'm fond of guems myself but they don't seem to thrive in my garden.

Esther Montgomery said...

Like a red buttercup.

Esther

Bumpkin Bears said...

such a gorgeous perfect little flower :) I just added photos from Autumn arriving in my garden if you want to take a peek :) Catherine x

Marie said...

Yo Louise: where you at?

HappyMouffetard said...

Lovely photo. I had some Geums in my last garden, but don't here. After seeing your photo, I think I should rectify that.

the homely year said...

Very pretty flower...wish mine geum would come into flower again.
Margaret and Noreen

Sandra Evertson said...

Perfection!
And the photo below of the tiny tomatoes all dewy, Beautiful!
Sandra

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a little "gem". Beautiful orange color.