Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a bunch..

On the weekend I was in Perth so I picked myself up a bunch of flowers - there is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten your day....

The colour was the main drawcard for this bunch...I have never seen anything quite like them. The tag told me they were Celosia Brain!!! Have you ever heard of a pretty pink flower with a name like that!!
The heads were packed with these lovely ruffles 'petals'. They actually looked a bit like velvet.

I love this picture of the flower just as it is opening up. I don't think I have ever seen anything so unusual. I am joining Outdoor Wednesday tomorrow (I am guessing these flowers were grown outdoors!!)



Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful Suzy.

This flower will dry beautifully. I bought a variety of them at the Missouri Botanical Garden Best of Missouri Mkt. We dried them and saved the seed. Planted them and we'll see what happens. We gave seeds to our neighbor. She is a better gardener than either of us and my hubby is excellent. Hope if ours don't grow hers will.
The flowers are wonderful in dried arrangements and wreaths.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, those are just so lovely! Thanks for sharing the beautiful blooms! Cindy

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely flower. Love the color.

~ Tracy