I mentioned that I'd had an idea for regular blogposts . . .
walking around our garden the other day I noticed quite a few flowers in bloom, I wondered how many different plants there were in the garden? did I remember all the names? did I even look at them closely when they flowered?
It sowed the seed of an idea . . . 100 Flowers flowering in our garden during 2014. A close look at 2, maybe 3 each week. A reminder of the botanical name and what it means. And maybe some other snippets of info.
The flowers will be blooming in the garden the day I write about them . . .
2014 - a year of 100 Flowers
#001 : Jasminum nudiflorum
'nudiflorum' means 'naked flower'
Winter Jasmine flowers on bare stems before the leaves open.
Today, when another Atlantic storm is raging over the British Isles and the sky went black, thunder rumbled and hail fell; the Winter Jasmine flowers glowed like bright stars.
I picked one stem to bring indoors and put it into my eggcup/vase/tiny cup made by Linda Bloomfield.
I found this poem by Cherry Zhai
PS I'm putting all the 100 Flowers on a Pinterest Board.