Today’s Flowers: Chives, Columbine and Bleeding Heart

chives
Who would have thought that chives up close can produce such pretty purple flowers? I look forward to my sage plant blooming as well; it also produces lovely purple blooms.

columbine_prebloom
This was what I photographed of my columbine plant one week ago.

columbine_white
Here’s the same plant one week later, with an open white bloom.

bleeding_heart
The bleeding heart plant (dicentra spectabilis) on the side of my house is showing its little pink hearts. After a while, the greenery of this perennial plant dies down, and one has to be careful to leave it alone so it will bloom again next year.

23 thoughts on “Today’s Flowers: Chives, Columbine and Bleeding Heart

    • Yes. The chives were actually taken with my newest acquisition, a 75-300 mm lens that goes with my Canon Rebel XTi.

  • I love the photo of the chives! The others too, they are so lovely and delicate! I don’t have a garden, so I am a bit in envy! πŸ™‚

  • Chives really are lovely flowers. I used to have some growing on my roof and I loved shooting the flowers.

  • Herbs can be so very decorative. I use chives to companion plant with my roses..they keep the aphids confused.
    Lovely bleeding hearts, I love them so much but cannt grow them in our climate.

    • Hmm…perhaps I should take a little pot of the chives and place it near my climbing rose bush, as it sometimes gets aphids. Thanks for the idea.

  • Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love the blossoms on the chive plants!Mine have yet to open..yours are so far ahead of ours here in my growing zone 6.
    Happy Mother’s Day Leora!

  • Beautiful blossoms! Columbines are among my favorite flowers, but I’ve been unsuccessful at growing them here.

  • Just been exploring your website. I LOVE your flower pictures! The composition, the sharp flower against the hazy color background…
    Very impressive. I love taking close-up photos of flowers too, so we have that in common! The columbine pics were beautiful! And the bleeding heart and a bunch from the other pages that I can’t remember, like the azalea with a flower in front.

    • Shelley, so glad you have left a comment on my site! I started doing photography as a predecessor to doing a painting. Then I discovered “photo memes,” like Today’s Flowers, and I learned more about the artsy-ness of photography. Also, when you have children with you, it’s much easier to snap a photo than to complete a painting.

  • amazing, I’ve never seen such flowers before. The columbine in the second picture looks like a frog hanging upside down from a tree, amazing that it turns into a pretty white and yellow flower.

    • “a frog hanging upside down from a tree”
      great metaphor for something…love the wording.

      Some columbines are more colorful. I had a red one for a while, but it didn’t “procreate,” unfortunately.

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