Sunday, 14 June 2009

Today's Flowers - Astilbe

Pink Astilbe next to our garden pond still developing its feathery plumes.Astilbes, also known as False Spirea or Meadow Sweet come in shades of pink, white, red and purple and are native to Asia and North America. I have seen white forms growing wild in Derbyshire. Traditionally they are water-side water-loving plants.

Thank you to the organisers of this meme, LUIZ SANTILLI JR. - DENISE GULLICKSON - LAERTE PUPO - VALKYRIEN. Click here to see more gorgeous flowers.

20 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful photo of a very beautiful flower. The color is so lovely.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  2. I have seen these flowers before and they are so beautiful. I love how you capture the flower.

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  3. Lovely and pretty in pink!
    Thanks for posting on Today's Flower!

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  4. That's a lovely shot of the astilbe.

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  5. Lovely little flower cluster~

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  6. It is nice to see something I THINK we don't have!

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  7. Oh I bet this is really pretty around your garden pond. I will have to remember these. =)

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  8. This is one of my favor. I have those also in my garden.

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  9. ...and so nice to soften the back of a perennial border. Very pretty pink.

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  11. reminds me a lot of a florida bush sk

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  12. I really like Astilbe they are a very fine flowering plant. I have some different colors in my garden.
    Lovely shot and a pretty color of the Astillbe.
    Thanks for sharing and for visiting me.

    Gunilla in Sweden

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  13. Fantastic!!! I hope everyone remembers to enlarge it to see it's full beauty.

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  14. A lovely shot - especially when enlarged.

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  15. P.S. Sorry you had problems leaving a message on my blog - it got through in the end :)
    I would have thought the species is bombus pascuorum - the most common in the UK, so I'm told.

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  16. I agree - you must enlarge it to get the full essence of it - it's lovely!

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  17. we had astilbe when we lived in IL--our house there had plenty of shade--lovely color!

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  18. Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

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