Flowers in the rainy season…

We are in the midst of the rainy season…
Incidentally, Typhoon Number 4 is currently scraping over the Japanese archipelago as I blog, bringing with it much rain and strong winds…
Luckily, our place is not along its path…



And yes, rainy season in Japan is the season to enjoy the blooms of Ajisai (hydrangea)…
The first specimen was given to us by a neighbor the other day

I actually prefer the other type of ajisai that the Japanese folks call gaku-ajisai (gaku = frame, as in picture frame)…

Apparently, the real flowers are those dotty little things in the middle area…

Rather intriguing, don’t you think?

My sweeto haato takes care of mainly herbs and flowers (while I do vegetables and fruits)…
Here, I was privileged to capture one of her creations (of roses and English lavender)…
Some years ago, I tried sowing some edible chrysanthemum seeds…
Thereafter, they self-seed and I really do not have to do much except harvesting them…
They are an excellent vegetable to eat…
And after the eating is done, they provide plentiful flowers that are so pretty…
And once again, I was delighted to be able to capture yet another arrangement made by my missus…
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About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
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27 Responses to Flowers in the rainy season…

  1. Liz says:

    Oh I love the edible Chrysanthemums, function and beauty – always a great combination.

  2. Rosie Gan says:

    Hi Lrong, I've been so busy with other things, I've missed one whole month without blogging. Miss all of you garden bloggers. Your photos are looking more and more fascinating. Love those hydrangeas.Rosie

  3. Diane AZ says:

    Lovely colors of hydrangeas, the roses and lavender must smell wonderful, my fave is the sweet arrangement of yellow flowers in blue container!

  4. Cat says:

    Your sweet missus' arrangement of roses and lavender must smell absolutely breathtaking! And who doesn't love a beautiful flower sown once and left to reseed on its own for future bouquets? Lovely, lovely.

  5. mansuetude says:

    Rather intriguing, the frame version. Very beautiful offerings to us. Glad you are out of the path of the storm. My village was flooded last year by one, and it was quite a mess.

  6. Theanne says:

    beautiful, beautiful photos of the flowers…love the arrangements!

  7. Robbie Palm says:

    That is very intriguing with the small buds in the center being the flower. I liked the way you captured them in your photos. I think your missus' arrangements were beautiful..just wish I could smell them:-) I bet they were amazing. We are in a very dry, humid and burning up early summer heat. We sure could use some rain. Good to hear you are all safe…. Robbie:-)

  8. Norma Chang says:

    Your sweeto haato is very talented and creative, love the arrangements, beautiful.

  9. Mac says:

    Beautiful flowers and arrangements, hat off to your sweet haato.

  10. Autumn Belle says:

    The hydrangeas are lovely, so are the other blooms. Good photography skills indeed. Your missus doing the ikebana? Her arrangements very BAGUS!

  11. Lrong says:

    Right on with the 'function and beauty' combination…

  12. Lrong says:

    Long time no hear, Rosie… am looking forward to see your posts in the future…

  13. Lrong says:

    Yeap, that is a lovely scene and I hope I did some justice to it with the photo…

  14. Lrong says:

    Thank you Cat… the lavenders do smell lovely…

  15. Lrong says:

    Greetings to you and thank you for visiting… hope your village is safe this time around….

  16. Lrong says:

    Thank you Theanne…

  17. Lrong says:

    If I could, I would share some of our rain with you, Robbie… but I am actually quite happy with all this water coming down from the sky… many thanks for your kind words…

  18. Lrong says:

    Thank you, Norma…

  19. Lrong says:

    Thank you, Mac…

  20. Lrong says:

    Terima kasih banyak… my missus was just doing some play-play with the flowers… she does not have any formal training with the ikebana…

  21. Malar says:

    What a lovely Hydrangea collection! Mine is struggling to live! sigh…Your missus is really creative!

  22. Dew says:

    When I visit your country, I think I dont have to eat much as seeing those flowers/herbs, fruits & veg. are already enough to curb my hunger!

  23. Stephanie says:

    OMG those hydrangeas are gorgeous! And I think they can last for many many months in your climate. The blooms are soooo wonderful!! I kept scrolling back to see them again and again…

  24. rainfield61 says:

    The typhoon saved all these flowers for us.

  25. Hi Lrong,I just love your photos of the different coloured hydrangeas. They are such beautiful colours in a mixture of soft pastels.

  26. Lrong says:

    Thank you Stephanie… glad you like the photos…

  27. Lrong says:

    GD… I like your description of 'mixture of soft pastels'…

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