I’ve been slow to get out and take photos of my blooming plants but the other day I went out for an hour and came back in with 279 photos! All but 4 were keepers.
The photo above is of blue Gentian. It’s a simple flower that blooms once or twice a year. It’s buds are interesting swirled cone shapes and then they open up into these delicate flowers.
The flowers above have a companion. Did you notice the ant?
Musk Mallow Malva moschata
The flower above is called Musk Mallow. It’s a North American native plant.
It’s very easy to grow, very hardy and as you can see it produces small delicate beautiful flowers. What more could you ask for in a plant?
Oh I know … did you know that you can eat the flowers and leaves of the musk mallow? The plant even has medicinal properties as well. I also believe that the root of the first flower, gentian is edible. See I grow a lot of plants that are not only beautiful, but edible as well.
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