Flowers… ‘Standing wave’, borage、azalea, lilac, black-eyed susan, sumomo…

Note: Am dedicating this post to Malar, who had graciously nominated this humble blog for the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’… 

Had been ‘itching’ for a while to post these flower pictures…

Some of them have been sitting in the hard-disk for many moons now…
This is a wild flower found in the surrounding hills… 
The scientific name is Scutellaria indica…
What a mouthful… again, prefer its Japanese name, タツナミソウ、literally, ‘Standing wave’ flower?
A member of the sage family…
I took back a specimen to plant it in our potager…
Borage is like, every where in our garden…
Not to say I am complaining…
In fact, I cannot get enough of their pretty flowers…
Mountain azaleas are also thriving in our garden…
They mainly come in colors of pink although some are whitish while others are somewhat orange…
The lilac never fails to bloom in early spring…
They are quite prolific, so to say…
And black eyed Susans… they have very much ‘settled’ down in a corner at our garden…
I actually prefer them to the sunflowers as cut flowers…
And finally, this series of pictures of flowers of our Japanese plum ‘sumomo’…
We pruned this plant last autumn…
In spring, the blooms were plentiful…
And for reasons still unknown to us, the plant decided to die out on us…  sad…
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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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12 Responses to Flowers… ‘Standing wave’, borage、azalea, lilac, black-eyed susan, sumomo…

  1. rainfield61 says:

    Sumomo is beautiful: the flowers and the name by itself.

  2. Kalantikan says:

    Lrong, very beautiful photos you got there, and the flowers are so dainty too. Are you also half Japanese?

  3. Liz says:

    I do like the idea of dedicating the post to someone who gives you an award – a really nice idea. And a beautiful post it is too, the plum blossom is simply lovely.

  4. Diane AZ says:

    I love the color of the standing wave flower. Your sumomo pictures are especially beautiful…

  5. pity you lost your plum. We planted the replacement for our dead plum today.

  6. Norma Chang says:

    Beautiful photos, love them all especially how you captured the Mountain azaleas.

  7. Lrong says:

    Thank you for your compliment… nope, I am not half-Japanese… I remain a Malaysian even though I have resided in Japan since 1987…

  8. Lrong says:

    The Chinese characters used by the Japanese folks for sumomo is 酢桃…

  9. Lovely photos Lrong-I too love the bright blue borage flowers!

  10. Autumn Belle says:

    Besides the edibles, you do have quite a number of ornamental plants in your garden. The flowers are gorgeous, especially the plum flowers. So sad the tree died. Is this the only one?

  11. Lrong says:

    Luckily, we have another similar tree… we also have three more Japanese plum trees (ume), the sour type as opposed to this sweet type…

  12. Malar says:

    The flowers are so pretty! Your missus must be taking care of them so carefully to have such a blooms!

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