Calvin Hanson is an author, and nature/wildlife photographer. Cornwall-born, he has enjoyed a highly successful national and international equestrian sport career. In 1996, Governor Paul Patton commissioned Calvin as a 'Colonel' in The Honourable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the highest honour awarded by the State and Commonwealth of Kentucky USA. He has been inducted into the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame, South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame, and the American Morgan Horse Association Hall of Fame.
Perennial Blooms - Segment Seven
Continuing on with the series PERENNIAL BLOOMS, the first photograph featured in today’s segment is a very stunning flower called Monarda. The flower sports a very unique pink flower that attracts lots of bees, and the leaves are green and maroon. It stands about three feet tall and can spread in the garden.
Cornwall - March 29, 2012 - Continuing on with the series PERENNIAL BLOOMS, the first photograph featured in today’s segment is a very stunning flower called Monarda. The flower sports a very unique pink flower that attracts lots of bees, and the leaves are green and maroon. It stands about three feet tall and can spread in the garden.
Clematis vines, as shown in the photograph, bloom profusely with huge flowers that make a very impressive display on trellises or along fences.
Daylilies (not to be confused with lilies) are definite standouts in any garden with their large expressive blooms. They come in a variety of colours including bi-colours and multi-colours. The plants are usually loaded with buds at different stages of development. Once a bud opens into a flower, the actual lifespan of the flower is approximately 24 hours.
Depending on the number of buds produced on a daylily plant, it could take two or three weeks for all the buds to open. So, you can enjoy viewing fresh blooms over an extended period of time as the buds gradually open each day or every second day.
The photograph of the yellow daylily shows two buds, one is larger and almost ready to open, while the other bud will take a bit more time to mature before it opens into a flower. Once all the daylily buds have opened and produced flowers, the blooming season for that plant will be over for the year. Each daylily plant shown in the photographs stood three feet tall and three feet wide.
On occasion, flowers do produce something different and exceptionally distinctive that will arouse your interest. This is the case with the yellow daylily’s upper petals which are actually transparent.
Yellow Daylily with transparent upper petals
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