M is for magnificent and mystery

Yes, it’s something of a cop out to use Magnificent as a heading under ‘M’ but the cherry blossom will be in bloom soon and is simply that: magnificent. The little grape hyacinths (muscari) are sweet, swaying gently in spring breezes, but don’t present the same kind of splendor.

Two poppies caught my eye as they represent the colors of fingal (the county I live in), though strictly speaking, the second one here is red not orange: mecanopsis baileyi and cambrica francis perry. Thanks to a vivid imagination and digital color rendering it’s orange to me. 🙂

 

mecanopsis baileyi

mecanopsis baileyi

cambrica francis perry (the red welsh poppy)

cambrica francis perry (the red welsh poppy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M IS ALSO FOR MYSTERY

I’ve no idea what the pink and yellow-flowered bush is, so if anyone knows it’ll save me a trip to the nursery or local garden centre with a slip of it and a set of questions for the gardeners there.

Companion for the Kerria pompoms, does anyone know what it is? I'd be grateful for a comment if you do, thanks :-)

Companion for the Kerria pompoms, does anyone know what it is? I’d be grateful for a comment if you do, thanks 🙂

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