Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Blanketflower's Many Faces/ Ruby Tuesday

Blanketflower (Gaillardia)

Although blanketflowers are native to southwestern Canada, they're "aliens" in Ontario. Welcomed aliens, though, at least by me.

It looks like someone scatterd some wildflower seeds along the bank of a country road in front of their home and now the blanketflowers are slowly spreading to nearby banks as well.

Last year blue flax bloomed here too, but it looks like the blanketflower is taking charge here.

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27 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

How neat to have them grow wild. I do like them. There are so many new varieties too. MB
BTW I have an award for you on my blog. MB

ilanadavita said...

Great shots.Thanks for the explanations too.

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful collage of the wild flowers for Ruby Tuesday :)

Gayle said...

Wow! That really is a pretty flower with many faces. Thanks for sharing the details.

Greyscale Territory said...

What amazing rich colours! Fantastic shots!

DrillerAA said...

Wonderful collection of photos.
Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

onangelwings said...

Beautiful pictures on your blog. Lovely HoT

see you there! said...

I'd love to come across a bank of these growing wild. So, as they age do the petals fall off leaving that sort of puff ball shape?

Darla

Kerri said...

WOW! These are neat flowers! You did a wonderful job with the collage. I don't know that I've ever seen of any these here.
They are beautiful!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hi Darla,
Yes, the petals do fall off to leave the seeedball. Good thinking. ;-)

marcia@joyismygoal said...

just so simply beautiful Don't you just want a blanket like this:)

Ivanhoe said...

Wonderful collage. I don't think I ever seen such a pretty wildflowers. Have a great Tuesday!

the teach said...

Lovely blanketflowers! I haven't seen these before. Thanks, EG! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Marcel said...

Stunningly beautiful photos.

ellen b said...

Oh so beautiful. I love this collage! Happy Tuesday to you..

Raven said...

Well, you certainly fulfilled the "WOW" in your masthead. Beautiful collage. Just gorgeous.

Chica said...

Such a great presentation, a feast for the eyes. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

I have never seen a blanketflower. Awesome!

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Dianne said...

Wildflowers are little miracles, gifts from nature.

Beautiful collage

Tink *~*~* said...

Well done on the blanket flowers! When I lived on Long Island, there was a group that would randomly select and seed roadside spaces with wildflower seeds. You'd be driving along and see one such spot and think, "oh yes, that group, they must have been here!"

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Bobbie said...

Wow, what a dazzling collection of images. A feast for the eyes from the moment the page loaded. Very well done! Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Ken said...

They sure are pretty. We grow these in our garden.

quilly said...

Gorgeous! You know, when I lived in Northern Idaho I used to buy packets of wildflower seeds and scatter them out along side the highway. It always looked so lovely during Spring in my favorite stretch of road. I wonder if they're still blooming?

Ralph said...

Wildflowers that look absolutely wild! I'd love to sow wildflower seeds for our back yard hill - the prettiest ground cover...

Jim said...

Hey Ms. Tour Guide, Happy Ruby (Red) Tuesday (what's left of it)!
I really like your wildflowers, I'm glad they got seeded for you and us.
Thanks too for peeking in on our parade, Blogstock was a lot of fun.
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LingoVise Says... said...

These are lovely... wonderful collage presentation as well!

Louise said...

Beautiful. They are common where I live (southwestern U.S.), but I don't tire of their color. Great pictures of them!

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