Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pretty in Pink

Magnolia tree
 
 
I don't know the name of these.

(I don't think I ever saw the movie Pretty in Pink. The title just came to mind when I tried to think of a heading for this post...)

 

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  1. the movie was a bummer to me.. these are beautiful flowers, especially the unknown variety

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  2. I don't know what the flowers are but, gosh, they are pretty. So soft and delicate looking.

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  3. Good morning!
    These are wonderful pictures again <3

    The white/pink one might be a variety of "Dicentra formosa" or "Lamprocapnos spectabilis" - in Germany we call them "Herzblume // heart-flower" or "Tränendes Herz // bleeding heart // Lady in a Bath"

    Over here in Germany north-east, at the baltic coast, these days we are enjoying the scent of lilacs .... hmmmmm

    Allerliebste Grüße für dich!
    mo jour

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    2. Oops. Correction. Thanks Mo for the names. Sorry, I still managed to get it all mixed up when writing my reply. I think these must be Dicentra, in Swedish called Fänrikshjärta = 2nd Lieutenant's heart. The Lamprocapnos in Swedish is called Löjtnantshjärta = Lieutenant's heart.

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  4. Never seen the movie, either, although it was a big hit with people my age when it came out in the 1980s... Just wasn't interested, I guess.
    Magnolia have all gone for weeks here, their glory only lasted for a short time, and I am glad I managed to capture some of it on camera this year.
    The other flowers look a little as if they could be related to "Bleeding Hearts".

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    1. May here was chilly throughout, which slowed spring down a bit, Meike. The advantage of that being that many of the early flowers have lasted a lot longer than usual this year! And you're right about the other flowers being realted to the "bleeding hearts" - see my reply to Mo Jour.

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  5. I have a number of beautiful deep red dicentra "King of Hearts" in flower at the moment and I would agree that your photographs look like dicentra. They are beautiful.

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    1. We have a saying in Sweden that "a beloved child has many names", Graham. To add to my confusion, when I looked up Mo's suggestions I found that the Lamprocapnos spectabilis is also (previously) known as Dicentra spectabilis... Anyway they're all beautiful!!!

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