Tuesday, 3 January 2012

ABC Wednesday Y is for Yellow


Yellow is such a cheerful colour in the garden particularly after the often dreary winter days when daffodils bloom in Spring . . .
 . . . followed by Kerria japonica which often flowers again in summer
Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon ) is a wildflower native to central and southern England and common in Europe. It is a plant of ancient woodlands and old hedgerows, its yellow flowers in May and June bringing brightness to damper, darker areas. It grows well on chalk or heavy clay but can be invasive in the garden. Young leaves and shoots and flower tips can be eaten when cooked. In herbal medicine it has been used to treat sores and ulcers and to stop bleeding. It is rich in nectar and attractive to bees.
Yellow nasturtiums and marigolds also attract bees
Yellow pansy
Yellow courgette flower followed by green or yellow courgettes
Yellow honeysuckle
Yellow roses
Yellow honey bee (Apis mellifera)
We saw very few of these in 2011. I hope there will be more in 2012.
Yellow sunflower. 
Until last summer I thought all sunflowers were yellow but there are some very pretty red ones.

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26 comments:

  1. Your yellow flowers brightened my day.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  2. Your beautiful flowers have me longing for springtime. I agree with you about yellow being a cheerful color. My family room is painted yellow and it makes me feel good to be in there.
    Wishing you much happiness in the year ahead.

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  3. Love all the yellow flowers. They make me feel so warm and happy inside.
    They are the absolute perfect letter pick for today.

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  4. I especially like the kerria japonica. I'm fascinated that there are red sunflowers! Thanks for telling us; I'll have to go see a photo of one. I do hope you get more bees next spring. We need them.

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  5. A cheerful post for such a grey stormy rain-lashed day! Thank you.

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  6. Can't wait for yellow to make an entrance again. There's a few daffodil spears poking through but it'll be a long time yet before they unfold their trumpets.

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  7. Great shots here - looking forward to seeing the first of the yellow splashes in my garden ...

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  8. Thanks! Your post just put me in a cheerful yellow-y mood!

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  9. You have me Yearning for Spring! Love all your beautiful photos of Yellow florals,

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  10. Gorgeous yellows, - immediate sunshine

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  11. This is such a beautiful variety of yellow flowers. Spring won't be long. Happy New Year!

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  12. The beautiful yellow flowers gave me a lift in spirits.

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  13. Oh my! Such lovely yellows! Is it spring yet? :)) Actually, I'd be happy if the overcast skies would clear enough over Ontario to see some blue!

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  14. We are having an icy arctic chill at the moment, these flowers are almost warming me up. They at least remind me this cold won't last.

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  15. Beautiful florals. The yellow is cheerful and rich.

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  16. Beautiful yellows.

    Youth is my Y, have a great year of the dragon.

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  17. Well you've cheered me up, long before the approach of spring! Thanks.

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  18. A cheerful reminder that spring is on its way.

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  19. your photos make me yearn for spring
    I love the pansy
    and the honey bee is wonderful!!

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  20. What a warm welcome post to a cold winter's day! Happy 2012.

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  21. Thanks for all the mood-brightening yellows. I could almost smell the honeysuckle. Yellow is the perfect choice for today.
    Happy new year!

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  22. Oh my, a cheerful palate of yellows! YaY!

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  23. Who knew there could be such variety in the color yellow...

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  24. I wrote a really nice comment and it was fairly lengthy, yesterday. Then I lost it all. I was so frustrated! But I have come back because I love your yellow flowers so much. They remind me of sunshine and spring. What more can we wish for at this time of the year.

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  25. Hi Janice .. yellow is just so cheerful - I've been buying daffs and narcissi for my Mum - we love them and they scent the room ..

    Cheers Hilary

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