04 April 2013

Persian Cornflower: A Shade of Pink

Persian Cornflower looks like this while facing the upside basking under the sun. This picture was taken on the same day the blue one was taken. Although I only saw and captured two of its varied colors, the other day I saw one which is purple. I went inside the house to get my camera but when I went back to the garden the monkey already had it. Bad monkey - always has an eye on these blooms! Once it blooms again, it will be an entry here. Promise!

02 April 2013

Persian Cornflower: A Blue Crown?

Persian Cornflower is also known as Whitewash Cornflower maybe because the underside of the leaves is covered in silver hairs.

It is native to Caucasus Mountains and north-east Turkey where it grows on mountain meadows and stony slopes. Persian Cornflowers attract butterflies and bees

Like Nasturtium and Gazania, Persian Cornflower also doesn't need much water so over-watering is extremely prohibited. And to avoid over seeding, removing the dying flowers is suggested then collect the seeds, if you like, for further propagation.

01 April 2013

Gazania in White Dominance

According to readings, Gazanias are grown for the brilliant color of their flowerheads which appear in the late spring and are often in bloom throughout the summer into autumn. They prefer a sunny position and are tolerant of dryness and poor soils. They are indeed, drought-tolerant.

It's my first time to capture its beauty. I have never known its name before.

Gazanias are of different color combination of which I don't know which one is most common. One thing is sure, though, they are beautiful. I am planting it in our own yard. Hope to see it bloom this summer till autumn.