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photoblog image Lupin Love

Lupin Love

Shots from the lost 2011 file are still being featured. Lupins are synonymous with PEI. They grow sparcely on our mainlands but are lucious and perfect all across the Island.

 

photoblog image 20110701 385.jpg

Lupin Love

Shots from the lost 2011 file are still being featured. Lupins are synonymous with PEI. They grow sparcely on our mainlands but are lucious and perfect all across the Island.

 

photoblog image 20110701 385.jpg

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Apr 2016, 01:45
Phew!

Lovely stuff!
Mary MacADNski: They are certainly that when lining the roads of the island.
Beautiful photo's of these amazing blossoms! We have lupine's - but not quite this thick
Mary MacADNski: This is normal but they seem to move. Every few years you realize where there were not many there are now lots and opposite. Colours change too with purple being the predominant colour.
My goodness they are so pretty.
Mary MacADNski: You must come to the island during lupin season in mid June.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Apr 2016, 06:21
Are they something left over from an industry that utilised them?
Mary MacADNski: I don't know what industry would use them. They are poisonous to cattle but the cattle won't eat them anyway. This type grow in other countries that have winters that freeze such as Switzerland..
Lupines are so wonderful in gardens, Mary. I can just imagine seeing them growing wild across your island.
Mary MacADNski: They don't grow well in gardens but some people manage the right conditions. I have one in a bed but it went there itself. They line my whole driveway in June - all wild.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Apr 2016, 07:15
I combine lupins with the ruins after the the WWII in our country - but I agree they are wonderful, colourful flowers as I see!
Mary MacADNski: That is how and where they grow ditches and abandoned fields in a climate that receives some freezing.
How wonderful to be surrounded by these bloo,s Mary.
Mary MacADNski: It is one of our busiest times for tourists.
Wonderful Mary. I love lupins!
Mine are yellow.
Mary MacADNski: The yellow are a different variety but sometimes we get yellow ones coming naturally on the western side of the island. Purple is the predominant colours of this variety.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Apr 2016, 08:47
One of my favourite garden flowers, Mary, but the slugs like them too much here
Mary MacADNski: So interesting in hearing that. I have a huge slug population but the slugs do not eat lupines here. Lupines are poisonous to cattle by the way. In New Brunswick, I could not bring lupines in as they were full of aphids like I have never seen before. Here slugs nor aphids like lupines.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Apr 2016, 10:41
I love the way the pink gently merges into lilac then blue, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: The predominant colour on the island is purple but there is every variation on that and white and pink to add to the mix.
what a sight they must be in the wild
Mary MacADNski: They cover the island and it is a definite tourist attraction in June.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2016, 12:37
"Hand over your lupins". (Something from Monty Python). A very bright colourful dsiplay.
Mary MacADNski: I don't know that one.
And what beautiful flowers they are Mary.
Mary MacADNski: They are lovely and all over the island in June.
wow, great colours.....
Mary MacADNski: Pink, purple and white with all their variations.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Apr 2016, 14:26
They are luscious and perfect, indeed. Sea air must be good for them.
Mary MacADNski: Freezing winters are good for them too.
Gorgeous, Mary - these are one of the very few flowers that will grow in the harsh climate of Lewis so I'm guessing you have fairly wild weather too! Send me some seeds!!
Mary MacADNski: The seeds have to freeze I think. My mother tried for many years taking seeds from here and she got one lupine after many trials. It lasted only the one year. They are biennials.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Apr 2016, 16:20
What gorgeous images - they are such lovely flowers
Mary MacADNski: One of the tourist draws. Many people come in June for the lupines.
Stunning, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Since I do not know how to make a picture better than it was, I will say these are better in real life.
I love Lupins!
Mary MacADNski: You would love PEI in June then.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Apr 2016, 17:17
Don't you just love those colours, LOVE both pictures. The close-up looks so wonderful
Mary MacADNski: Each field or ditch is different. It is a beautiful time here.
Such wild, yet subtle colors. I am glad you found that file...

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