Six on Saturday: Precious

The garden is full of precious gems, like the amethyst, rubies and rhodochrosite (tulips Seadov’ and ‘Purple Flag’ and bellis) above, and lapis lazuli (bluebells) below:

Rose quartz (dwarf Rhododendron ‘Snipe’):

Garnets (Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’):

One of many forms of Jasper (Tulip ‘Quebec’):

And the last of this small selection, malachite (Arum italicum ‘Marmoratum’):

There is a whole treasure chest of jewels to be found, but today I have shared just six of them to join with Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme.

 

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24 Responses to Six on Saturday: Precious

  1. No wonder your vases are so gorgeous – your borders look like a floral display! Beautiful.

  2. FlowerLady says:

    They are all beautiful!!

  3. Anna says:

    I enjoyed your preciouses Cathy which no doubt have lapped up the recent rainfall with some degree of contentment 😄

    • Cathy says:

      Sadly very little rain here Anna – several very light showers but only a few mm in total 😕 – but what we had has been very welcome

  4. Heyjude says:

    Such a lovely idea for a sixer!

  5. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Oh, so beautiful, every one of them, and the jewel analogy is perfect.

  6. tonytomeo says:

    The flowers I can identify; but not the jewels.

  7. Gardens are full of special gems, each in its own way. My favourite pick: Rose quartz (dwarf Rhododendron ‘Snipe’):

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, indeed – it was the first picture with those pops of brightness that triggered the idea of a gems theme. Snipe is new this year and very sweet – I already have Wren and Ptarmigan from this ‘birds’ series of dwarf rhododendrons

  8. Pauline says:

    Lovely, new gems to discover every day Cathy!

  9. Megan Hall says:

    That first picture of your tulips is very lovely! I so envy the black and yellow centres.

  10. Chloris says:

    I love all your jewels, what a fabulous time of year.

  11. Noelle M says:

    How clever of you to bring your love of stones and plants as a theme. You have quite a few gems of both types I know. Enjoy your week’s gardeneing.

    • Cathy says:

      It was the brightness of the tulips that triggered the idea, Noelle, and yes, I do have many gems of both types!!

  12. Cathy what a magnificent simile between your precious gems and your flowers: I love it. The tulips with the bellis are divine, radiant, fabulous, charming: I love them and I love them. The dwarf rhododendron “Snipe” is a gem, fabulous, a wonder: I love it. Tulip “Quebec” has a glorious shape and color, it is a beauty, I love it. Cathy I love your six jewels! Take care. Very affectionate greetings from Margarita.

    • Cathy says:

      Thank you – the little rhododendron us now smothered in blooms and is set to become an annual favourite, I think

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