A Flower Garden of Macroscopic Delights
(and other occasional non-flowering plants)

Brian Johnston  (Canada)

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African Blue Lily


Agapanthus orientalis



Anemone


Anemone coronaria


 

Anemone
(A second Look)


Anemone coronaria 'Mona Lisa'


 

Small White Aster


Aster racemosus


 

Azalea

Rhododendron x hybrida



Wild Cherry Blossoms


Prunus


 

Balloon Flower


Platycodon grandiflorus



Beggar-Ticks


Devil's, Tall,
Three-Parted
&
Nodding


 

Flowering Begonia


Begonia x hybrida


 

Flowering Begonia 2


Begonia x hybrida


 

Bellflower

Campanulaceae

family


 

Bellflower Hybrid


Campanula x hybrida 'Samantha'


 

Field Bindweed


Convolvulus arvensis



Bittersweet Nightshade


Solanum dulcamara


 

Black-Eyed Susan
 Cultivar


Rudbeckia hirta
 'Indian Summer'



Blanket Flower


Gaillardia grandiflora


 

Bleeding Heart Cultivar


Dicentra spectabilis 'Burning Heart'



 

Bougainvillea Hybrid


Bougainvillea glabra 'Vera'




Bouvardia


Bouvardia 'Royal Edith'




Buddha Belly Plant


Jatropha podagrica



Lesser Burdock


Arctium minus


Buttercups

Common (Meadow) Buttercup  Ranunculus acris

Swamp (Marsh) Buttercup  
Ranunculus septentrionalis


Kidneyleaf Buttercup  
Ranunculus abortivus


 

Persian Buttercup


Ranunculus asiaticus



Cacti


Cactaceae


 

Barrel Cactus


Ferocactus herrerae


 

Blooming Cactus


Cactaceae


 

Campanula


Campanula x hybrida



Canada Thistle


Cirsium arvense


 

Castor Bean Plant


Ricinus communis



Chicory


Cichorium intybus



Chokecherry


Prunus virginiana


 

Christmas Fern


Polystichum acrostichoides


 

Chrysanthemum


Chrysanthemum x morifolium


 

Dyed
Chrysanthemum


Chrysanthemum x morifolium



Red Clover


Trifolium pratense



Columbine


Aquilegia x caerulea 


 

Columbine 2


Aquilegia caerulea hybrid 'Origami'



Plains Coreopsis


Coreopsis tinctoria


 

Corn Speedwell

Veronica arvensis



Cockscomb


Celosia argenta



Common Crocus


Crocus vernus


 

Coneflower Hybrid


Echinaceae purpurea

'Pink Double Delight'



Wild Cucumber


Echinocystis lobata



Cucurbit


Cucurbita



Curly Dock


Rumex crispus


 

Hybrid
Cymbidium Orchid




Daffodil


Narcissus
 pseudonarcissus



Dahlia Hybrids


Dahlia hortensis


 

Dandelion


Taraxacum officinale


 

Deadnettle Hybrid
'Purple Dragon'



Lamium maculatum



Delphinium


Delphinium elatum 'Guardian Blue'


 

Edelweiss


Leontopodium alpinum


 

Corn Cob Euphorbia


Euphorbia mammillaris


 

Forget-Me-Not's


Myosotis stricta and Myosotis scorpioides


 

Arctic Jacob's Ladder


Polemonium boreale 'Heavenly Habit'


 

Flowering Echeveria


Family: Crassulaceae



Flowering Kale


Brassica oleracea 'Chidori White'


 

Liatris


Liatris mucronata



Deptford Pink

Dianthus armeria



Curly Dock


Rumex crispus



English Plantain


Plantago lanceolata



Eucalyptus


Eucalyptus robusta



Wild Blue Flax


Linum lewisii


 

Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

'Tiger Stripe'



Foxtail Lily


Eremurus spectabilis



Freesia


Freesia hybrida Hort.


 

Gazania Hybrid


Gazania rigens
 'Gazoo Red'


 

Garlic Mustard


Alliaria petiolata



Gerbera Daisy


Gerbera jamesonii


 

Heal-All


Prunella vulgaris



Yellow Goat's-Beard


Tragopogon dubius



Ornamental Gourds


Cucurbita pepo
var. ovifera


 

Dotted Hawthorn

Crataegus punctata



Single-Seed Hawthorn


Crataegus monogyna


 

Italian Heath

Erica ventricosa



Hellebore


Helleborus Ivory Prince 'Walhelivory'


 


Helenium Hybrid


Helenium autumnale 'Mardi Gras'


 

Hen & Chicks Hybrid


Sempervivum tectorum 'Red'



Hen & Chicks Hybrid


Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Forest Frost'



Hibiscus & Hollyhock


Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
&
Althaea rosea



Honeysuckle


Lonicera tatarica


 

Hyacinth 2


Hyacinthus orientalis



Hydrangea


Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise'



Japanese Painted Fern


Athyrium goeringianum 'Pictum'



Japanese Pieris

 
Pieris japonica  'Mountain Fire'


 

Japanese Wood Fern


Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'


 

Kangaroo Paws


Genus 
Anigozanthos



Brown Knapweed


Centaurea jacea


 

Lantana


Lantana camara
 'Lemon Cream'


 

Dwarf Mountain Laurel


Kalmia latifolia
'Elf Mountain'


 

Foliose Lichen


Physciaceae Family



Common Lilac


Syringa vulgaris



Two Lilies


Lilium candidum &

 Lilium hybridum


 

Torch Lily


Kniphofia uvaria 'Alcazar'



Fringed Loosestrife


Lysimachia ciliata



Lupine Hybrid


Lupinus x hybrida
'Gallery Blue'


 

Lupin Hybrid 2


Lupinus x hybrida



Common Mallow


Malva neglecta


 

High Mallow


Malva sylvestris



Pink Masterwort


Astrantia major 'Buckland'


 

Roma Masterwort


Astrantia major 'Roma'



Common Milkweed


Asclepias syriaca


 

Swamp Milkweed


Asclepias incarnata
'Soul Mate'


 

Mimosa


Mimosa pudica



Motherwort


Leonurus cardiaca


 

Mountain Ash


Sorbus americana



Common Mullein


Verbascum thapsus



Mullein Hybrid


Verbascum hybridum


 

Narcissus


Narcissus tazetta
'Paper White'



New England Aster


Aster novae-angliae


 

Newport Plum


Prunus cerasifera 'Newportii'


 

Chinese Pagoda
Primrose


Primula vialii
'Chinese Pagoda'



White Oak


Quercus alba



Moth Orchid

Phalaenopsis


 

Lady's Slipper Orchid


Paphiopedilum maudiae Hybrid (A)


 

Lady's Slipper Orchid


Paphiopedilum maudiae Hybrid (B)


 

Lady's Slipper Orchid


Paphiopedilum maudiae Hybrid (C)



Ornithogalum Flowers


Chincherinchee,
Snake Flower
&
Arab's Eyes



Pasque-Flower

Pulsatilla vulgaris  'Rubra'



Passion Flowers

Passiflora caerulea & Passiflora coccinea x incarnata hybrid


 


Passion Flower

'Imperatrice Eugenie'

Passiflora x belotii

(P. alata x P. caerulea)




Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria psittacina



Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'



Pincushion Protea


Leucospermum cordifolium



A Yellow Pincushion Protea


Leucospermum cordifolium


 

Pineapple Weed

Matricaria matricarioides



Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris



Pink Heath

Ericaceae Family



Poinsettia


Euphorbia pulcherrima


 

Prairie Mallow

Sidalcea malviflora 'Little Princess'


Spider Flower

Grevillea



Icelandic Poppy

Papaver nudicaule



 

Protea

Protea mundii



Purple Loosestrife


Lythrum salicaria



Pussy Willow


Salix caprea



Queen Anne's Lace


Daucus carota



Common & Great
Ragweed


Ambrosia artemisiifolia
&
Ambrosia trifida



Rose Moss


Portulaca pilosa



Scarlet Pimpernel


Anagallis arvensis


 

Shield Fern


Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa Cristata'



Silverberry


Elaeagnus commutata



Very Small Flowers


Knotweed
Lamb's-Quarters
Sheep Sorrel 
 


 

Creeping Speedwell


Veronica peduncularis 'Waterperry Blue'



 

Spiked Speedwell


Veronica spicata

'Royal Candles'


 

Spirea Hybrid


Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'



 

Golden Tower Spurge


Euphorbia cornigera 'Goldener Turm'





Wood Spurge


Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Efanthia'


 

Stinkweed


Thlaspi arvense





Sulphur Cinquefoil


Potentilla recta



Staghorn Sumac


Rhus typhina


 


Purple St. John's Wort

Hypericum androsaemum

'Albury Purple'


 

Stokes' Aster


Stokesia laevis
 'Peachie's Pick'


 

Hybrid Stonecrop


Sedum x hybrida 'Sunkissed'


 

Stonecrop Hybrid


Sedum reflexum
'Iceberg'



Sweet Pea


Lathyrus latifolia



Teasel


Dipsacus fullonum


 

Teasel (A Second Look)


Dipsacus fullonum


 

Toad Lily


Tricyrtis formosana
 'Dark Beauty'


 

Japanese Toad Lily


Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki'


 

Seiryu Toad Lily


Tricyrtis formosana 'Seiryu'



Two Thistles


Bull & Nodding

Cirsium vulgare &
Carduus nutans



Yellow Toadflax


Linaria vulgaris



A Close-up View of Two

"Parrot Tulips"

 
Tulipa x hybrida


Part 1



A Close-up View of Two

"Parrot Tulips"

 
Tulipa x hybrida


Part 2


 

A Close-up View of  Still Another

"Parrot Tulip"
 
Tulipa x hybrida


 

Persian Violet
 
Exacum affine




Viper's Bugloss


Echium vulgare



Viper's Bugloss II
(revised & updated)


Echium vulgare


 

White Viper's Bugloss


Echium vulgare



Geraldton Waxflower


Chamelaucium uncinatum


 

Hybrid Yarrow


Achillea millefolium 'Apple Blossom'




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