Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Faded Beauties



These valiant flowers are actually only faded (old) in a time sense not color. The frost damaged Camellia sasanqua and rose actually retain their color, the Camellia acquiring a bluish tinge along the outer edges of the petals and the rose deepening in color though damaged.

6 comments:

Vanillalotus said...

Those are beautiful colors. I love flowers that change colors it's like seeing it for the first time twice.

Ki said...

I too, like flowers that change colors Vanillalotus. Seems as though you have two separate plants rather than one or a shrub that has multicolored flowers.

Ruth Welter said...

Ow Ki, these are beautiful. I love to see flowers change colors. I marvel at my Hydrangeas each year as their colors change while blooming....so pretty. I love this purple that you are showing, my favorite color.

Ki said...

Glad to oblige sharing the dusky purple flowers Ruth. Most definitely Hydrangeas are a great color shifting plant. I only wish I could grow the beautiful H. macrophyllas.

Annie in Austin said...

They look sort of tragically beautiful, Ki- and maybe from another era.

Annie

Ki said...

Now that you mention it, they certainly are old fashioned colors, Annie. Colors preferred by the Victorians? It seems they loved the understated pastels.