Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Geum

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Geum is a sweet little perennial that pops up in my garden every spring, showing off its ruffled red petals and yellow stamens.  Thankfully the chickens leave it in peace allowing it to bloom for several weeks.  It's a nice punctuation to the softer colors that prevail this time of year. I believe this specimen is called "Mrs. Bradshaw". Another showy Geum is "Red Dragon".  Both would be a great addition to a perennial flower bed.

There are more ruby red photos to delight you and inspire you over at Mary's blog Work of the Poet.

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Sylvia K said...

I always enjoy your photos of your beautiful garden and flowers! Such a colorful way to start my day!! Hope your week is off to a great start, Christine! Enjoy!


chubskulit said...

Beautiful blooms!

If you have time, kindly peek at my Ruby Tuesday post at my Nostalgic Marveling blog.

forgetmenot said...

Yes, I'm a happy grandmother--she is a sweetheart. Lovely little red flowers-geum--I've never heard of them, but they are quite pretty. Spring is just full of luscious, bright colors--makes for a beautiful world. Mickie :)

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Very, very nice. Glad yours is up and happening. Mine, not quite yet, but soon. I do love geum.

hare said...

Is this poppy?

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Christine these are gorgeous geums!
I have "Flames of Passion" and they are very red as well .. I have had the standard orange kind in my garden for ages .. paired with violet blue sage/salvia and when they are almost in sync it really has a wow factor with that combo !
Great shots girl : )