Lilies are in bloom in front of my home (along with dianthus, rudbeckia, sedum and coreopsis). My basil plants have done well enough that I was able to make a basil pesto with noodles on Friday – recipe to be posted later this week.
Coreopsis come back year after year, as long as they get full sun and are not crowded out by some more aggressive plant.
I photographed this tall pink perennial in my friend’s backyard in June; anyone know what it is? My friend said the previous owner was an avid gardener, and her family reaps the benefits. Valkyrien seems to think these are Lathyrus odoratus (sweet pea), in which case I should plan to grow some of these beauties in my yard in the future.
33 thoughts on “Today’s Flowers: Lily, Coreopsis and a Pink Mystery”
The flowers are gorgeous, and you captured them so nicely. I love them all..
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Lovely set of flowers, love the perennials. Guess we don’t have them here. Thanks for the visit Leora.
Great shots Leora.
Lovely. I do like lilies. I’m not sure about your mystery flower! Thanks for visiting. I like zinnias because they do well in the Heat (we’ve had plenty of that this year).
Ah, zinnias do well in heat. We’ve had an extra amount of rain this summer and thankfully less heat.
Lovely flowers – and the last one I actually recognize! I checked on the Norwegian name, and came up with: “Lathyrus odoratus”. A lovely flower in many colors!
Thank you so much, Valkyrien! If these sweet peas last in my friend’s backyard, I am guessing they would be happy in mine, as well. Another one to try in the future.
These are all beautiful flowers. I like the small coriopsis you have. My varieties that are currently coming back are the larger ones. I used to have the little ones like yours but eventually they stopped coming back. I’m glad Valkyrien recognized the pink flower because I didn’t know what it was but it’s beautiful.
What beautiful photos. I love the first one, with the blossoms reaching towards the sun.
A very colourful post!
Yes, the last picture is a sweet pea – Lathyrus odoratus. Try to collect some seeds for next spring and you get beautiful flowering plants for your garden!!
– Cheers Gisela.
I wish I had sweetpeas
Beautiful flowers Leora, a very nice variety. Thank you so much for sharing them.
Nice collection of flowers. That Daylily looks really dark red.
Thanks for sharing.
Leora: Your flowers are neat, I agree with the Sweet Pea.
Oh, my! These are definitely sweet peas–my favorite. And their fragrance is heavenly. Do plant them, early spring is best. You will be richly rewarded.
Beautiful flowers! Could the last be a perennial sweet pea? I have recieved seeds from Germany..sure looks the same!
That’s what everyone seems to think. All the sweet pea seeds I saw in the store yesterday were annuals; I’ll have to check my seed catalogs in the winter.
I guessed some kind of pea but I have never seen Sweet Pea til now Leora they are very pretty.
lovely set, dear..congrats and have a nice week
If the last flower is a perennial, it is a very deep rooted Sweet Pea. If it has a perfume however I suggest it is more likely for it ro be an annual that self seeds.
Nice pictures, all of them.
I am going to have to go into her backyard and give them a good sniff. And of course, explain why I am doing so to the curious children.
They are definitely sweet peas! *Sigh* – the slugs would always devour them before they got to that stage in my old garden….
I love the flowers that you posted and your photos are really great!
I think Valkierien is right. It is Sweet Pea. I have it in my patio too, and it keeps coming back on different places. My father gave me two little sprigs years ago, and they pop up everywhere now. I love them. They always make me smile and think of him when I look at them!
Beautiful perennials you have pictured here. I think that is Sweet Pea, and I’d love to have some here, but they don’t do well in our heat, which can come very early in the year.
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I was reading through the comments and guess the answer is sweet pea and I had no idea so I learned something new today and that makes for a good day..
i like the pink perennial, it’s beautiful!
The tall pink flower is Sweet Pea, they come in various colours, great for cutting and a beautiful scent from them.
Absolutely beautiful flowers, and flowers seen to bring such positive energy to any surrounding area.
No one seems to have mentioned Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius) as your “Sweet Pea,” but it’s a lovely (tho poisonous) perennial weed here in central NJ. Very hardy, likes slopes near moisture that are never mowed. Blooms all summer. Only comes in that dark pink.