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Hilary

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« Reply #225 on: June 03, 2020, 03:29:55 PM »
ORANGE FLOWERS IN JUNE numbers 1-3

1 Dahlia and Osteospermum, Tripolis Rest Stop, Arcadia, Greece
2 Gladiolus, Sparta, Lakonia, Greece
3 Orange / pink rose, Corinth Greece
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Hilary

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« Reply #226 on: June 04, 2020, 04:40:03 PM »
JUNE YELLOW FLOWERS numbers 1-6

1 Genista sphacelate, Ancient Nemea, Corinthia, Greece
2 Acacia karroo, Ancient Agora, Athens, Greece
3 Eschscholizia, Corinth, Greece
4 Koelreuteria paniculate, Sparta, Lakonia, Greece
5 Lantana, Athens, Greece
6 Dianthus caryophyllus, Corinth Greece

All photos taken between 2009 to 2014. Some of the flowers I remember very well others I don't remember at all
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Hilary

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« Reply #227 on: June 05, 2020, 05:04:51 PM »
 GREEN PLANTS IN JUNE numbers 1-2

Cycad revoluta, I think this is a photo of a plant which didn't survive life on our hot balcony
Solanum tuberosum, A field of Potato plants, I think, between Sparta and Tripolis. Peloponnesus, Greece
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Charithea

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« Reply #228 on: June 05, 2020, 05:31:50 PM »
Once more thank you for the photos. You could of course have photographed the potatoes in flower and posted them in your White flowers. Last year I saw a field full of sweet potatoes. Very attractive colour.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #229 on: June 06, 2020, 03:15:31 PM »
Yes you are right. I wonder which month potato plants are in flower?
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Hilary

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« Reply #230 on: June 06, 2020, 03:18:20 PM »
Only one blue flower for June

Commelina erecta, Sparta, Lakonia, Greece

This one was identified for me by this Forum
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« Reply #231 on: June 07, 2020, 07:43:26 AM »
Good capture of this interesting flower Hilary  but, as often happens with photographs, it does not reflect the intense blue that is quite amazing.amd immediately takes the eye amongst the  not inconsiderable amount of foliage this plant produces. David gave me a small plant last year and it was a delight all summer. This year it is just getting going from  self seedlings and I have given several away to friends who admired it last year.
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« Reply #232 on: June 07, 2020, 07:53:54 AM »
Here are a couple of blue flowers that I would not be without. So many shades of blue but always a welcome addition to any area I think.
Convolvulus sabatius
Consolida regalis
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Hilary

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« Reply #233 on: June 07, 2020, 01:37:08 PM »
More blue/ purple flowers

PURPLE FLOWERS IN JUNE numbers 1-5

1Solanum ratonnetii, Corinth, Greece
2 Galactites tormentosa, somewhere between Sparta and Tripolis, Peloponnese, Greece
3 Ruelia brittoniana, in a garden in Ancient Corinth, Greece
4 Consolida regalis, somewhere between Sparta and Tripolis, Peloponnese, Greece
5 Pansies, In a garden in Ancient Corinth, Greece

I prepared this post a couple of days ago, hence the repetition of consolida.

 We have just had a long discussion over the dinner table about the names of the colours purple, and mauve in Greek . No conclusion was reached
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Charithea

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« Reply #234 on: June 08, 2020, 12:58:48 PM »
Hilary, as far as I know we call purple μοβ here in Cyprus and of course mauve μοβ. We have the colour melizani which it is aubergine almost mauve,Our native aubergine are not as dark as the big fat ones you find in the market.  There is a colour you are not likely to hear in Greece and it is ' urani ' meaning sky blue.
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Hilary

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« Reply #235 on: June 08, 2020, 03:27:36 PM »
No I have never heard urani, sky blue , but I like it

The mauve mystery deepens
I have just read that the colour mauve was invented in 1796 and named after the mallow flowere, mauve in French
So what did the Greeks call purple before 1796?
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Hilary

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« Reply #236 on: June 08, 2020, 03:34:48 PM »


By coincidence the flowers i had prepared for today are my version of mauve

MAUVE FLOWERS IN JUNE numbers 1-4

1 Cordyline fruticosa ‘Soledad Purple’ Sparta, Lakonia, Greece. Growing in the entrance to a block of flats
Duranta erecta, Corinth, Greece. Used to grow in the park which is now, and for too many months, has been under reconstruction
3 Trachelium caeruleum, Ancient Corinth. Growing in a garden
 4 Tradescantia sillamontana, Corinth, Greece. Enjoying the light and protection of an internal stairwell outside my dentist's surgery 
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« Reply #237 on: June 09, 2020, 09:14:48 AM »
Describing the colour of flowers, especially in the blue/purple/mauve spectrum is always difficult for several reasons. People register colours differently and we all know how photos can fail to register the true colour. I feel that 'true' blue flowers  are few and far between- probably why many gardeners value them so much.
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Hilary

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« Reply #238 on: June 09, 2020, 04:31:42 PM »
Last week we went to Kamareta near Chiliomodi where I took photos of wild flowers.

Yesterday, Monday 8th June, we went to Ancient Corinth near the spring of Chatzimustapha where I took dozens of photos , or so it seems, of garden plants. We walked along a short stretch of road and got so many photos of flowers that I have put them into three posts. However, since we were there under the midday sun some of the colour has been bleached out of the photos

More bright flowers tomorrow
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Hilary

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« Reply #239 on: June 10, 2020, 03:48:35 PM »
A short walk in Ancient Corinth, Monday 8th June 2020, part 2

I go the feeling that neighbours were sharing plants as there were repetitions of the same plant in two or three gardens.
Most of the flowers were hanging over the walls in a very helpful fashion
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