02 June 2009

WW - Valerian



Red valerian (Centranthus ruber)that has taken root in a neigbour's garden (top) and a single palnt in our front garden (bottom). This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday.

39 comments:

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Love that second shot. The pink against the black works nicely.

CherryPie said...

Both are lovely :-)

Anya said...

I have a lot of valerian
in my garden :)
It grows and increased rapidly... LOL
Great shot !!!

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful! Yes I love the second shot too. Happy WW.

Maria said...

Great shots! I heard Valerian is good for insomniacs.

Happy wordless.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the valerian. Such a lovely plant.

Mojo said...

Love the night shot (at least I assume it's a night shot). The contrast is striking!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Maddy said...

Hmm I shall be able to see the real thing again in just a couple of weeks. Glorious.
Cheers

liza said...

They're beautiful. :) Happy WW.

Susan Demeter said...

Beautiful shots! I love the colours of these flowers :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. Maddy they may be a garden escape that has naturalised but they are marvellous flowers that are long lasting

Unknown said...

Beautiful flower.

Ardent said...

I used to grow Valerian in my garden but it grew rampantly so I ended up pulling it all out.

I like the contrast of the red and pink valerian in the first photo.
:)

Le Butterfly said...

Also Like the second one

Dora said...

The red ones stand out amongst those pink ones. :D

Unknown said...

I always love the photos of different flowers. So pretty and full of life :)

Happy WW!

Paul said...

excellent pics thanks for sharing

Lori said...

Beautiful...I can almost smell them from here;) Happy WW.

Anonymous said...

The night shot of the flowers makes it look really lovely with the dark contrast of background behind :)

The Right Blue said...

Very nice shots. I believe that some 'sleeping potions' are made from valerian.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Beautiful, some how the single plant is even more striking than the row of them.

Sean Jeating said...

Someone seems to have put some drops of valerian into my tea - sank on sofa yesterday night and fell asleep for almost twelve hours.
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Great shot of your single plant, Jams.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone, Sean I'm sure you needed that sleep!

Robin said...

How lovely. I especially like that second shot, the way the flower is set off by the black background.

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Sreisaat said...

Hello Jams!
My favorite is the second photo -- the color contrasts well with the dark background.


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Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shots. I especially like the second one. The flowers stand out more with the dark background.

DrillerAA09 said...

Well done indeed!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous flowers. I love the light lacy look!

julie said...

Wow, these are lovely flowers :)

James Higham said...

Oh yes.

Gabriel said...

Beautiful pictures, Jams! I love the second one.

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Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I think I always called this Jupitors Beard! I LOVE That plant and that it spreads.. and blooms all summer... does it there, I basically was in the desert!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

See here for example:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/gardgal/msg0513530117435.html

is it the same plant??

Amanda Guthrie said...

That is some awesome color you have going there, what a treat to see!The larger version was well worth looking at!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

dixymiss said...

Beautiful! They bear some similarity to the lilacs we have blooming here ~ oh the sweet fragrance!

Gert said...

I take tablets of Valerian Root most nights. They stink like nobody's business but are effective

jams o donnell said...

They are quite effective aren't they. Cats go wild for the roots too!