Special Flowers

Special flowers for a special person today… my sister!

Happy Birthday Susan!

😀

I wonder if anyone knows what this is…

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Maybe if you see it from a different angle?

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And what about this?

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An exotic cocktail fruit perhaps?

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Well, these little red bobbles are in fact larch blossoms… sadly blown off the trees in the strong storm we had this week. But I think they look like tiny raspberries, so I brought some in to enjoy (and lament their fate)!

Our storm was the worst in 30 years, with hurricane-force winds uprooting trees across the country. But we were extremely lucky.

By the way, that first picture is a Ribes sanguineum – Flowering Currant, forced. Chloris at The Blooming Garden told me about how they open like this when forced – quite different to the later flower outside which is longer and pinkish red. Thanks for the tip Chloris. Mine have a hint of pink, possibly because I picked them so late?

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They are so lovely!

(And my sister is too!)

😉